November 10, 2014 | Volume 3, Issue 46

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Financial Progress & CHI Fiscal Year 2014 Report 

Though it is early in our fiscal year 2015, the initial analysis of the financial reports is very encouraging. KentuckyOne is on track with the 2015 goals that Ruth Brinkley has previously articulated. Accordingly, the month-to-month trend of our financial performance is encouraging.  

Recently announced investments and programs underline our long-term vision and strength. These include the $9 million ER expansion project at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital and the completion of our $1 million expansion and renovation program of the KentuckyOne Health Breast Care Center at Saint Joseph East. 

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Enroll in Employee Benefits for 2015 by Nov. 14 

Annual enrollment for 2015 employee benefits is open through Nov. 14. Enrollment takes place online through the My Healthy Spirit home page; click on the Benefits tab and select “Benefits Enrollment.” Comparison charts, cost estimators, videos and other information are available on the My Healthy Spirit page. You also may call the HR/Payroll Connection Support Center at 1.888.450.9450, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET. 

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Shari Kretzschmer Named VP of Patient Care Services and CNO at ULH 

Shari Kretzschmer, RN, MSN, MBA, ARNP, will join KentuckyOne Health on Dec. 15 as the vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer for University of Louisville Hospital (ULH). Read More 

Other New Leadership Appointments:
David Cook to COO of KentuckyOne Health Medical
  Group, Louisville Market
June Waiz to Director of Operations for MCJE, MCJNE 
  and MCJSW
Lisa Jackson to Executive Director of Surgical Services 
  for Jewish Hospital and ULH

Environmental Services to Move In-House 

KentuckyOne Health will be pioneering a new way to provide environmental services (EVS) entirely with in-house staff. At this time, we are making the transition to in-house EVS services at Jewish Hospital and Frazier Rehab Institute only, starting Feb. 1, 2015. The vendor’s employees at those sites are encouraged to apply for the open positions, which will be KentuckyOne employees. Our goals for moving to in-house EVS are to improve quality; increase employee, patient and visitor satisfaction; and reduce expenses. Click here for Q&A

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Registered Nurse Job Fair in Louisville 

KentuckyOne Health is hosting a job fair for registered nurses on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Med Plaza Training Room, located at 100 E. Liberty Street, 1st Floor, in Louisville. Recruiters and nurse managers in the Louisville market will be available to conduct interviews. Please share this news with your co-workers and participate in our Employee Referral Program by referring a registered nurse. 

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Shop the KentuckyOne Company Store for Great Holiday Gifts 

At, you can purchase items such as polo shirts, button-down shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and more by personal credit card. The KentuckyOne Health logo, or a facility logo, can be placed on all items. Now through Dec. 15, you can use a coupon to receive 10 percent off your order, or free shipping on orders of $100 or more. 

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Make Appreciation a Priority This Month 

The KentuckyOne Employee Recognition Program is focusing on a Thanksgiving theme of “appreciation” all month long. Weekly drawings will replace the monthly drawings for points in November. You’ll be entered into the random drawing every time you give or receive peer recognition through the employee recognition website. Ten winners each week will receive 100 points! Take a moment to show your co-workers how much you appreciate them. Click here to log in to the recognition website.  

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SafetyFirst Great Catch: Carol Cassedy 

Medications were being passed one evening recently at Our Lady of Peace on 3 South. Carol Cassedy, RN, was about to administer Clorpromazine to a patient. “I went to pull that drug out of the pocket,” said the RN, who was looking in a section of a medication drawer. She found the drug—but “it was the wrong number of milligrams.” The patient was supposed to receive 100 mg. of the medicine. But someone had left only 50 mg. for that patient ... 

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SafetyFirst Focus: Peer Checking 

Take advantage of working together to perform fast and easy verifications of each other’s work: 

Offer to check the work of others – second check a
   calculation, proofread a memo, offer to help a team
   member with their work
Point out unintended slips and lapses – a supply room
   key left on the counter, an order placed in the wrong chart
Point out work conditions that your team member might 
   not have noticed – a floor that was recently mopped  

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KentuckyOne Teams Up With Blanket Louisville! 

Once again, the KentuckyOne Health YEA! Team is teaming up with Blanket Louisville and Coalition for the Homeless to address the needs of thousands of Louisville’s less fortunate who are preparing to face another cold winter in uncertain living conditions. There is a collection campaign under way now through Nov. 21. The blankets will then be distributed to more than 25 different area shelters before the Thanksgiving holidays. Blanket collection boxes are placed throughout KentuckyOne Health's Louisville market facilities. 

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Celebrating the Holidays and Respecting the Heritages of KentuckyOne Health 

As winter approaches, it is a time of holidays and celebrations for many religious traditions. As we prepare for these celebrations, it is important to affirm the understandings, agreements and policies that are in place regarding appropriate expressions of holiday traditions in the public areas on the KentuckyOne Health campuses.  

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Bringing Health and Wellness to Community is Goal of Annual Health Fair 

The Diversity Committee for University of Louisville Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, in conjunction with Louisville Central Community Center (LCCC), hosted the third annual “Caring for You and Your Community” health fair on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the LCCC in western Louisville. Local television news anchor Dawne Gee, Mayor Greg Fischer and Senator Gerald Neal joined ULH President Ken Marshall in welcoming the more than 400 adults and 100 children who attended the event.  

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Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

University of Louisville Hospital Receives Highest Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Care; Jewish Hospital and Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital Also Recognized 

Saint Joseph Hospital Receives Accreditation from American College of Radiology in CT Scanning 

Celebrate Your Spirit with FREE Employee Massages this Holiday Season 

Education Fair to be Held at Saint Joseph Hospital Nov. 13 for Those Thinking about Continuing their Education 

Saint Joseph Hospital to Hold Yard Sale Nov. 15; Proceeds Benefit the Building of the New Employee Gym 

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Women’s Care Hosts Open House Nov. 22 

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation Honors Employee Generosity with 2nd Annual President’s Circle Luncheon 

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month; Learn More and View Upcoming Events 

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Upcoming Events 

RN Job Fair in the Louisville Market Nov. 11 

CEU: Movement Disorders Video Rounds (Chorea) Nov. 12 

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Nov. 12 

Education Fair at Saint Joseph Hospital Nov. 13

Faces of Lung Cancer Display at Saint Joseph East Nov. 14

Yard Sale at Saint Joseph Hospital Nov. 15 

Walk with a Doc at Iroquois Park Nov. 15 

26th Annual Evening with the S*T*A*R*S Nov. 15 

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Nov. 19

Shine a Light on Lung Cancer at Slugger Field Nov. 20

SJMS Women’s Care Open House Nov. 22 

Walk with a Doc at Shawnee Nov. 22 

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Nov. 26

Run, Run Rudolph 5K Run/Walk Nov. 28

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