November 21, 2017 | Volume 6, Issue 44
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A Reflection for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is Nov. 23: a time to celebrate with family and friends and to express gratitude for the people who make our lives more complete. CHI's National Mission Group has created a special Thanksgiving Reflection (view here) that you can download, print, share and discuss at your meetings and around your own Thanksgiving table.

Remember, all non-volume sensitive areas will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 23, and the Friday after, Nov. 24. 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.

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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Watch for Your New Insurance Cards, Update Mailing Address

If you enrolled in 2018 medical and dental coverage during our recent annual enrollment period for KentuckyOne benefits, please watch for your new ID cards to arrive in your home mail. Now is a good time to make sure your mailing address is correct, especially as we prepare to enter a new year and move into W-2 tax form season. Update your personal information in Workday.

Mandatory Influenza Vaccine Program – Deadline Approaching

Nov. 30 is the deadline to receive your flu vaccination. Help us keep both our employees and patients safe, and get vaccinated today. Complimentary flu vaccines are available to all KentuckyOne employees, medical staff and contracted workers. Check with your local employee health office for upcoming clinic dates and times ...

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It's Not Too Late to Earn Your
Wellness Incentive

It's not too late for employees and spouses to earn dollars toward their health account by participating in the Healthy Spirit Wellness Program, and webinars are a great way to do it! But there's not much time left, so don't delay. You may be missing out on part or all of the $300/employee, $600/employee and spouse health account maximum. Activities must be completed by Nov. 30 ...

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OLOP Wins Award for Boots & BBQ Bash

On Nov. 9, the Kentucky Society for Healthcare Public Relations & Marketing (KSHPRM) awarded Our Lady of Peace (OLOP) a Thoroughbred Award! The honor recognized excellence in marketing materials to support OLOP's annual Boots & BBQ Bash Fundraiser. The criteria were based on concept, design, originality and the overall impact. In 2017 the Boots & BBQ Bash raised more than $70,000! ...

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New Issue of ‘One Health’ Now Available

KentuckyOne Health's fall edition of One Health, a community magazine focusing on wellness, healing and hope, is on stands now. If you haven’t already, make sure you check it out. In this issue, you will find articles related to the power of pet therapy, smoking cessation tips, prescription medication safety and some helpful information about the flu ...

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Security Tip of the Week

The busiest shopping days of the year, both in stores and online – Black Friday, Nov. 24, and Cyber Monday, Nov. 27 – are almost here. When shopping online, don’t enter any personal or financial information before you're sure the site is security-enabled. Look for https:// (not just http: //) at the beginning of the site’s web address, as well as a picture of a locked padlock in the browser ...

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Foundation News
A Special Thank You from the Foundations

During this season of gratitude, the KentuckyOne Health Foundations would like to thank you for your incredible support throughout the year. Employees like you volunteer at our events and on our committees, support us through payroll deductions, and link us to grateful patients who help meet the critical needs in our community. We wouldn’t be successful if it wasn’t for you. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

Thank You for a Record-breaking Evening with the STARS Gala!

The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation’s Evening with the STARS Gala in Lexington broke records, raising nearly $90,000 to support the NICU at Saint Joseph East and other program support. We are grateful to the nearly 400 guests who attended the event, as well as all of our sponsors. Pictured: Bruce Tassin, Market CEO for Central & Eastern Kentucky and President of Saint Joseph Hospital, and Dr. Tharun Karthikeyan, Saint Joseph Hospital’s 2017 Physician of the Year

More Headlines & Events

November is Diabetes Awareness Month: Janelle Schnake, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Discusses in the Lexington Herald-Leader

KentuckyOne Health Celebrated 10 Years of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women on Nov. 17; Laila Ali was the Keynote Speaker at the Lexington Event

Lights for Life Ceremony at Saint Joseph Berea is Dec. 2 (Donate! Attend!)

Saint Joseph London Foundation Awarded $20,000 to Purchase New Equipment for Saint Joseph London Birthing Center

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