May 30, 2014 | Volume 3, Issue 22

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Watch a Video Message from Ruth Brinkley, President & CEO

Becoming the KentuckyOne of our vision requires dedication, and at times, difficult decisions. Watch the third video in our ongoing Becoming KentuckyOne series, as Ruth Brinkley shares details about our positive progress to become an even higher quality and financially viable organization. 

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Three KentuckyOne Health Facilities Receive Honors from KHA 

Our Lady of Peace, Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph Martin each received 2014 Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Quality Awards at the KHA annual meeting on May 9. The award honors hospital leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment in patient care.  

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LPN to RN Transition at KentuckyOne 

In support of our value of excellence, and our commitment to Becoming KentuckyOne, we are increasing the educational requirements for most nursing positions. This includes requiring newly hired registered nurses (RNs) to have a bachelor’s degree and converting Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) positions to RN positions in acute care settings. For the LPN conversion, individual facilities will ... 

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Leadership Appointments, Promotions and Changes 

Carol Dwyer joins KentuckyOne Health as vice president of patient care services for Saint Joseph Hospital effective June 9, 2014. Carol is an accomplished health care leader with extensive experience in directing clinical operations. She will arrive to Kentucky from Caledonia, Michigan, with more than 20 years of senior nurse executive experience. 

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SafetyFirst Great Catch: Adam Phipps Uses the Validate & Verify Technique 

Adam Phipps, a transporter in radiology at Saint Joseph London, noticed an order was entered on the wrong patient. He used the Validate & Verify technique with the nurse and confirmed the error. He prevented an unnecessary test for one patient and a missed test for another. 

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Clinic@Work Available at Jewish Hospital 

There’s never a good time to be sick. And when you have a hectic schedule, it can be especially difficult to make time to take care of yourself. Luckily, for Louisville-market employees of KentuckyOne Health, there’s an easy solution. Visit the Clinic@Work at Jewish Hospital – a free service for KentuckyOne employees – when you have common acute medical problems, such as colds, flu ... 

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Stroke Rate Above National Average in Kentucky 

In Kentucky, the stroke rate is above the national average mainly because we are above the national average in the risk factors that cause strokes. In honor of National Stroke Awareness Month, Dr. Kerri Remmel shares information and resources about stroke risk factors and how to manage them. 

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Florence Nightingale Moment Observed at Saint Joseph Berea 

At the beginning of Nurses Week, Carla Gilbert, chaplain, and Hunter Purdy, holistic nurse and lifestyle coach, hosted the 15th annual worldwide commemorative Nightingale Moment in the Gallery Garden at Saint Joseph Berea. The event, honoring Florence Nightingale and the art of nursing, included a Blessing of the Hands and the Nightingale Prayer. 

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Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

Frazier Rehab to Host Summer Fest Next Weekend; Includes Larosa Loop 

Mammograms Available for Employees on Mobile Unit in Louisville June 11 

Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital to Offer Handwriting Rescue Program for Kids This Summer 

Jewish Hospital Honored with Mission: Lifeline Quality Achievement Award 

KentuckyOne Oncologist Competes in ‘Dancing with the Lexington Stars’ 

KentuckyOne Health’s Eric Gilliam to Deliver Leadership Lexington Graduation Address 

Take the Healthy Spirit Survey by June 4  

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Upcoming Events 

Jefferson County Relay For Life May 30 

Fayette County Relay for Life May 30 

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, Lexington, May 31  

CEU: Advances in Neurology, Louisville, May 31 

Jean West's Medical Digest-Frazier Star Program June 1 

“Toss ‘Em” Senior Event at SIRH June 3 

CEU: OT/PT Mngt. of Spinal Cord Injury, Louisville, June 7 

Frazier Summer Fest-Larosa Loop June 7 

Spike It To Cancer Volleyball Tourney in Louisville June 7 

Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament June 9 

Anterior Hip Replacement Seminar in London June 12 

Monthly Kronos Manager Training (dial-in/online) June 12 

Walk with a Doc in Bardstown June 14 

Walk with a Doc at Saint Joseph London June 14 

Walk with a Doc at Parklands June 14 

FREE Cancer Screening Event in Lexington June 14 

SJ Mount Sterling Foundation Golf Tournament June 19 

Walk with a Doc at Iroquois Park June 21 

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Community Health Fair June 21 

Heart Walk Golf Scramble in Louisville June 23 

Leadership Advance Video Conference June 26 

Flaget Memorial Foundation Golf Scramble June 27 

Walk with a Doc at Shawnee June 28 

Louisville Symposium on Heart Disease in Women June 28 

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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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