November 17, 2014 | Volume 3, Issue 47

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Employee Art Exhibition Gives KentuckyOne Artists Chance to Shine 

We called all artists – and you responded! The inaugural statewide employee art exhibition attracted more than 50 submissions of original artwork from KentuckyOne Health employees. Of those, 30 artworks from 18 employees across the state were selected to be exhibited. Many of the artists also agreed to donate their works to KentuckyOne for the program. The exhibition is part of the KentuckyOne Healing Art Program. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held this Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., in the Chestnut Cafe at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. All the entries will be displayed there until May 15, 2015.  

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Thank You for Taking PCA Survey

Cheers and thanks to all who completed the Performance Culture Assessment “pulse” survey. The survey closed Nov. 7 with 64 percent of KentuckyOne employees participating. Your feedback will help us measure progress and refine our culture-related goals. We also drew the last 25 employees to win 100 recognition points (click here for the list of names), randomly selected from facilities that reached 70 percent participation when the survey closed. Did your facility have 70 percent participation? Click here for the full list. Thank you to all who participated. 

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Sweepstakes Recognize Those Who Appreciate Peers 

In this month of giving thanks, let’s focus on appreciating the people we work with every day. It only takes a moment to send someone peer-to-peer recognition through the online employee recognition site (log in here). We appreciate your efforts and are offering extra sweepstakes this month. Everyone who gives and receives peer-to-peer recognition in November will be entered into weekly drawings for 100 points each! Click here for the list of 10 people randomly selected in the first weekly drawing. 

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Jewish Hospital Shelbyville Celebrates More than a Year with No Serious Safety Events 

November 5 was a day of celebration at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. The facility’s leaders honored employees for keeping the hospital a safe place for patients. “We’ve celebrated 396 days since our last serious safety event (SSE),” according to Chief Nursing Officer Ann Spencer. “And we’ve had 667 days with no time lost to employee injuries. We rewarded our staff with a sundae bar. Leaders served front line employees ice cream and toppings.” In addition, every worker received a personal gift. 

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SafetyFirst Focus: The STAR Technique 

Whenever we go to the vending machine to get something to eat or drink, we always use the STAR technique: 

1. First, we find the item that we wish to purchase
    (for example, Chips Ahoy cookies).
2. Then, we look over and find the number that correlates
     with the cookies.
3. Before we push the button, we stop and think; 
    double-checking to ensure we have the correct button
    (we want the Chips Ahoy cookies, not the generic brand). 

If we can use the STAR technique (Stop, Think, Act & Review) to verify we receive the correct vending machine purchase, and don’t waste our dollar on something we don’t want, why don’t we use it every day when working to prevent errors from occurring? 

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Run, Walk, Spin! Take a Step Toward Wellness after Turkey Day 

The last race in the KentuckyOne Health Four De Lis Classic Series is Friday, Nov. 28, right after Thanksgiving. Instead of battling the shopping crowds, burn off some turkey-day calories. The 5K run/walk coincides with the Light Up Louisville and 40 Nights of Lights celebration and activities. It begins at 2 p.m. at 4th & Main Streets in downtown Louisville. Bring the whole family; the event also features 1-mile and kids' courses. KentuckyOne Health celebrates all steps toward wellness! For more information and to register online, click here

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November is National Diabetes Month 

Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Helping to prevent diabetes in high-risk individuals, and at the same time offering assistance to those with diabetes to manage their disease, is the dual goal of KentuckyOne Health’s diabetes offerings for employees and those in the community. 

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Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

Kynect Open Enrollment Under Way; Help Patients Get Insurance Coverage 

KentuckyOne Buys 36 Acres in New Development Near Shelbyville 

KentuckyOne Honored as Healthiest Employer by Business First Magazine for Fourth Year in a Row 

KentuckyOne-sponsored Colon Cancer Awareness 5K Voted Best Charity Event in Louisville 

Celebrate Your Spirit with FREE Employee Massages this Holiday Season 

Costco to Hold KentuckyOne Health Appreciation Weekend Nov. 21-23 

KentuckyOne Teams Up With Blanket Louisville; Collection Drive Ends Nov. 21 

Make the Holidays Brighter for Families in Need; Partner with the Appalachian Outreach Program 

Shop the KentuckyOne Company Store for Great Holiday Gifts; Use a Special Coupon Now through Dec. 15 

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Upcoming Events 

Free Diabetes Screening at MCJNE Nov. 18 

Yoga Class at MCJNE Nov. 19 

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

Blanket Louisville Collection Drive Ends Nov. 21 

SJMS Women’s Care Open House Nov. 22 

Walk with a Doc at Shawnee Nov. 22 

University of Louisville Blood Drive Nov. 24 

Free Diabetes Screening at MCJNE Nov. 25 

Yoga Class at MCJNE Nov. 26 

KentuckyOne Health Four De Lis Classic 5K Nov. 28 

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