May 22, 2014 | Volume 3, Issue 21

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Becoming KentuckyOne: Video Message from Ruth Brinkley, President & CEO

Becoming the KentuckyOne of our vision requires dedication, and at times, difficult decisions. We have been through many challenges, especially over the past few months. KentuckyOne President & CEO Ruth Brinkley began a video series back in January in an effort to communicate with the KentuckyOne Health family and to keep everyone informed about our progress.

Today marks the release of the third video in our ongoing Becoming KentuckyOne series, as Ruth shares details about our positive progress to become an even higher quality and financially viable organization.

Two-factor Authentication for Remote Access is Here

Like Google and many other organizations across the country, CHI is adding two-factor authentication, a practice requiring two different steps to verify a user’s identity, as an extra layer of security for remote access to CHI systems.

Called CHI Secure Access Two-factor Authentication, it is used only for remote access to CHI systems and will require two steps to authenticate users’ identities. Enrollment began Tuesday, May 20, at 6 p.m. EST and will be available on the CHI Secure Access page of Inside CHI and on local intranets.  

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Take the Healthy Spirit Survey 

The Healthy Spirit program wants to hear from you. Please help the team in bringing you and your family the right tools, resources and communications by taking this quick, confidential, 15-minute survey by June 4.   

When you complete the survey, you will be entered into a random drawing for five $100 gift cards to Sports Authority. To enter the drawing, input your name and email address at the end of the survey. Your information will be used for the prize drawing only and will not be tied to your response. Thank you for helping us evolve Healthy Spirit to meet your needs.

PTO Usage for the Remainder Spring and Early Summer Months 

KentuckyOne Health is moving forward with a program that encourages PTO usage for the remainder spring and the early summer months. All management and exempt level employees should attempt to use a minimum of 40 hours of PTO between May 20 and June 30.  

This policy not only benefits the organization from a cost perspective, but it allows for employees to enjoy time off with their families. The program includes the following holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. 

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Visit the New Healthy Lifestyle Center at Medical Center Jewish Northeast 

KentuckyOne Health is launching a new concept in prevention and wellness with the opening of the first of three Healthy Lifestyle Centers providing medically supervised exercise, nutrition counseling, stress management and more to help people get and stay healthy.  

The first new center is now open at Medical Center Jewish Northeast and all employees are invited to an open house on May 29, from 4-5 p.m., to tour the facility and learn more. 

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Complete 'Values in Action' Survey by May 23 

In April 2013 KentuckyOne Health adopted its new Purpose and Values Statement. A workgroup consisting of staff and some board members has taken the conversation about our organizational values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence to a deeper level by attempting to define concrete behaviors that reflect each of them. The workgroup is asking for your input in this process. 

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New Cerner Go-Live Date is September 6 

OneCare Cerner will go live in KentuckyOne Health Wave 3 facilities on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Those facilities include: Jewish Hospital Downtown, Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, Medical Center Jewish East, Medical Center Jewish Northeast, Medical Center Jewish South, Frazier Rehab Inpatient, Frazier Rehab Outpatient and Southern Indiana Rehab (SIRH). 

Cerner training sessions will be rescheduled immediately based on this new go-live date.  

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Leadership Appointments, Promotions and Changes 

Tamela Smith was named director of service line operations for KentuckyOne Health. Read More 

Jo Carol Stephens was promoted to director of Healthy Lifestyle Centers in Louisville. Read More

Need to Earn Some Healthy Spirit Points? 

KentuckyOne Health is the presenting sponsor for the Four de lis Classics, a series of run/walk events in conjunction with other great events produced by the city of Louisville. The first race is on Memorial Day, May 26, at 8 a.m. at Waterfront Park along with Hike, Bike & Paddle. A portion of the 5K proceeds will benefit Frazier Rehab. Register at You a can receive a 20% discount on your registration fee by using the code: KOH20. 

You can earn 10 Healthy Spirit points for your participation! On the My Healthy Spirit website, log this activity under Charitable Walk/Runs. 

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CHI News Update 

KentuckyOne This Week will include the Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) publication eNotes in each issue. CHI is a sponsor of KentuckyOne and will be sharing news of interest to all employees. 

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