November 15, 2016 | Volume 5, Issue 45
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Publishing Note

This Week will not be published during the week of Thanksgiving. The next edition will be released on Nov. 29. Note submission deadlines are always on Monday for the following week's issue. Remember, all offices and non-patient care functions will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 24, and the Friday after, Nov. 25.

KentuckyOne wishes employees a joyous Thanksgiving holiday. Thanks to everyone who will be working in our clinical areas, keeping our doors open to those in need throughout our communities.

Prepare for Professional Image Initiative
Go-Live – Take Advantage of Uniform Allowance on Nov. 25

Beginning in January, we are moving to a standardized professional image to clearly convey the expertise and excellent care we provide. Clinical staff members will be wearing scrub colors and certain styles based on their roles. To prepare for the change, KentuckyOne is providing a one-time uniform allowance for affected employees, and discounts will be offered through our approved vendors ...

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Annual Enrollment: Nov. 16 is Last Day to Choose Your 2017 Benefits

There is only a short time left to enroll online. You have until tomorrow, Nov. 16, to choose your 2017 benefits. It is important to go through the Annual Enrollment process to make sure your benefit elections are correct and to see what’s changing. Also, be sure to select your tobacco-user status ...

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Celebrating the Holidays and Respecting the Heritages of KentuckyOne Health

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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Read the New ‘KentuckyOne Nurse’

The fall 2016 edition of KentuckyOne Nurse is available now for online viewing. Recently published and distributed to nurses across our system, the current issue focuses on nursing collaboration and engagement efforts across KentuckyOne, including CNO Council work to support nursing engagement, a dynamic collaboration to increase staff retention, Saint Joseph Martin's Pathway to Excellence journey, and more.

View our Fall 2016 Edition

Be Brief and More Helpful Tips

Less is more. Email takes too long to respond to, resulting in continuous inbox overflow for those who receive a lot of it. Treat all email responses like SMS text messages, using as few sentences as possible. Set a personal goal: Try to limit your emails to five sentences or less. Remember to place your bottom line up front (start with your main point) to improve your email's effectiveness. Always observe common courtesies, and exhibit our core values ...

Learn More: Email Etiquette Resources!

New Emergency Department at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital Now Open

Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital has completed a $9 million renovation and expansion of the hospital’s emergency department, which is one of the busiest in Louisville. The changes more than double the size of the emergency department, bring new technology to patients’ bedsides, and improve the overall workflow of the department, which will help reduce patient wait times ...

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New Headlines & Events

Recycle Every Day, Celebrate on Nov. 15
America Recycles Day is Today!

What You've Been Waiting For: Internet Explorer 11 is on the Way

KentuckyOne Health Facilities Encouraging Lung Cancer Awareness

Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital Provided a Safe, Fun
‘Trunk-or-Treat’ for the Community this Year

Start ‘Closing the Gap’: New Diversity & Inclusion Speaker Series Begins Nov. 29

Deadline to Earn Your Healthy Spirit Wellness Program Incentive is Nov. 30

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