November 17, 2015 | Volume 4, Issue 45
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Facilities Seeking ‘Best Places to Work’ Recognition

Five KentuckyOne Health facilities are applying to the 2016 Best Places to Work in Kentucky program. They are proud of their workplace and are building on the momentum from their favorable results in the Performance Culture Assessment (PCA). Facilities applying for the recognition are ...

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‘Great Catch’ Recognition
Continues to Grow

How often do you shout “Great catch!” during a football game? We should be just as excited to say “Great catch!” when a co-worker speaks up and prevents a potentially harmful incident at our facility. “Safety is everyone’s responsibility, not just the direct care provider at the bedside,” said Kristin Vondrak, vice president for quality.

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Enroll Now to Use Secure Remote Access

If you access Citrix systems and applications remotely, such as Cerner, Allscripts, Meditech and PACS, enroll now in Secure Remote Access. This is a different and better product than the one CHI launched in 2014. Secure Remote Access uses two separate steps to verify a user’s identity to provide an extra layer of security.

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Mandatory Influenza Vaccine Program – Deadline Approaching

The deadline for influenza vaccination compliance, Dec. 15, is fast-approaching. Your employee health team continues to offer flu clinics and other opportunities for your convenience. If you still need your vaccine, please connect with your employee health nurse soon. Exemption statements and accompanying paperwork are due Nov. 30.

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Send Us Your Success Stories!
Culture Concepts in Action

For more than a year, KentuckyOne Health has been engaged in a culture journey and given employees the opportunity to experience and integrate our culture concepts such as Be Here Now, Listening and the Mood Elevator into our work lives. We are hearing great stories about successes and we want to hear yours!

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Sweepstakes Recognizes Those Who Appreciate Peers

We appreciate your efforts and are offering extra sweepstakes this month. Everyone who gives and receives peer-to-peer recognition in November (through the online employee recognition site here) will be entered into weekly drawings for 100 points each! View the list of 10 people randomly selected in the first weekly drawing ...

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Help Us Identify Quality & Committed Nurses – Recruitment Incentives

If there is a nurse outside of KentuckyOne Health that you admire, believe will do high-quality work and be a good fit with our culture, please refer them to an open job with us. Through Dec. 31, they will receive big bonuses and so will you. Visit the We Are One intranet page for details on referral bonuses – $1,000+ and employee recognition program points – and eligibility requirements.

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KentuckyOne Health Partners Launches New Website

The evolving health care landscape is more complex than ever. Providers, patients and payers alike seek to keep up with new systems, structures and expectations. That is why KentuckyOne Health Partners is especially proud to introduce its new website,

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ICD-10 Transition Wraps Up

With the successful transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 on
Oct. 1, the ICD-10 pages on Inside CHI, as well as the external site for physicians,, will be removed in mid-December. The mailbox for the national ICD-10 program has now been discontinued. ICD-10 remains a key part of the enterprise-wide Clinical Documentation Integrity initiative ...

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KentuckyOne Telehealth Seeks Employees for Pilot Program

KentuckyOne Telehealth and Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation are looking for 50 KentuckyOne Health employees from the Lexington, Nicholasville, Berea and Mount Sterling facilities to participate in a pilot program on self-managing chronic conditions (obesity, diabetes, hypertension, CHF, AMI, COPD). Pilot participants will receive digital tools ... 

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November is National Diabetes Month

Did you know that there are almost 500,000 Kentuckians who have diabetes? KentuckyOne Health’s Diabetes & Nutrition Care program provides group and individual education for those with diabetes, pre-diabetes and nutritional needs in both the Louisville and central and eastern markets.

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Food for Thought: Sweet Potatoes

From your Registered Dietitians in KentuckyOne Health Food & Nutrition Services

Sweet potatoes are one of the most nutritious foods to include on your Thanksgiving menu. The best way to prepare sweet potatoes to maximize absorption of nutrients is to steam or boil with the skin still intact. Try a simple and easy recipe ...

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KentuckyOne Teams Up With
Blanket Louisville

KentuckyOne Health's Louisville-market facilities are participating in this year’s Blanket Louisville project. Donate a new or lightly used blanket to help keep Louisville’s homeless community warm throughout the winter months. Blanket collection boxes are placed throughout our Louisville facilities now through Nov. 19.

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More Headlines & Events

KentuckyOne Health Names New Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors

KentuckyOne Health Partners Expands Reach

Ironman Rehab Housing Fund Wins Local Charity Competition

Saint Joseph London Recognized by Healthgrades for Providing Outstanding Patient Experience

Immunotherapy Drugs Give the Body a Fighting Chance Against Lung Cancer

John B. “Jack” Lally Honored by Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation

Open House: Vicki Stephens/Beth Broderson-Bray Lactation Room at SJE Nov. 17

Great American Smokeout Nov. 19
Ready to Break Up with Tobacco?
KentuckyOne Can Help!

Peace for Parents Seminar on Prevention of Negative and Destructive Behaviors in Teens Nov. 20

Heart Rhythm Care Day at Jewish Hospital Nov. 21

Influenza Vaccine Program: Complete LEARN Module, Receive Flu Vaccine by Dec. 15

Clean Hands Campaign at Jewish Hospital and Frazier Rehab Runs through Dec. 18

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