November 24, 2014 | Volume 3, Issue 48

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New Primary Care Advertising Campaign Launches This Week 

Establishing a relationship with a primary care physician is an essential part of a health care routine. KentuckyOne Health has many primary care options to choose from, including an extensive network of primary care physicians, and options such as Urgent Care, Anywhere Care and Emergency Care. This week, we will launch a new primary care advertising campaign, “Choose Your Door,” to remind consumers about the many options they have with KentuckyOne Health.  

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Top Priorities for Nursing in 2015 

After months of careful collaborative work, KentuckyOne’s nurses and nursing leaders created a Nursing Vision: KentuckyOne nurses are leaders distinguished by evidence-based practice, exquisite service to others, and safe, effective care. Nationally renowned for our innovative practice environment, our nurses will achieve the highest level of outcomes by partnering with patients and their families, other care providers and our communities. 

In order to realize that vision, the CNO Council has developed four areas of focus for the new year around Quality and Safety, Service, and Recognition and Involvement

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Celebrate Thanksgiving with Peer Appreciation 

Share the Thanksgiving spirit with your co-workers: Send them a note through the online recognition program. You’ll be supporting our culture theme of “appreciation” — and you might even win a drawing for 100 recognition points. Ten employees will each receive 100 points from last week’s drawing (click here for the list of names). Your name is entered each time you give or receive peer-to-peer recognition. Log in here to start sharing your appreciation. 

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Spend Your Recognition Points on Cyber Monday Deals 

Your employee recognition points will go further on Dec. 1, when special Cyber Monday values are planned in the “shop” section of the recognition site. Spend your recognition points on brand-name electronics, sports gear, home accessories, toys, fashions and more. Log in here and visit early, as some items are sure to sell out quickly. All sales are final. Mark your calendar and wrap up some holiday shopping!

SafetyFirst Great Catch: Kristen Longino 

Registered Nurse Kristen Longino recently cared for an elderly patient in the Saint Joseph Jessamine ED whose chief complaint was abdominal pain. After a battery of lab and diagnostic testing was performed, it was decided that the patient would be discharged for outpatient follow-up. While discharging the patient, Kristen noticed that the patient’s blood pressure was markedly elevated, and the patient was complaining of a headache. Kristen immediately notified the emergency department physician, and a CT scan of the patient’s head was ordered. The patient was diagnosed with a cerebral hemorrhage. 

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Holiday Giving Opportunities 

The Salvation Army Angel Tree program gives you the opportunity to give joy to a child or children this holiday season. The angel tags are available in the HR office on the University of Louisville campus. Unwrapped presents, with angel tag attached, are due Dec. 2. Read More 

Saint Joseph Hospital's Coat Drive will run Dec. 1-5 to help the Catholic Action Center keep people warm this winter. Read More 

Make a donation and support the Patient and Family Assistance Fund at Saint Joseph Berea. With a $10 donation, you can recognize a special person at the Lights for Life tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 5. Read More

Complete Requirements for Influenza Program by Dec. 15 

KentuckyOne employees are required to complete actions related to the influenza program by Dec. 15, 2014. Actions required include: 

1. Complete the Flu LEARN Module
2. Complete one of these actions: Receive your flu vaccine
     at a KentuckyOne facility; OR complete the declination 
     form; OR if you received the vaccine from outside of a
     KentuckyOne facility, provide a copy of the completed 
     consent form to Employee Health.  

All documentation must be provided to Employee Health prior to the Dec. 15 deadline.  

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Employee Art Exhibition Announces Prize Winners

An opening reception for the KentuckyOne Health employee art exhibition was held on Nov. 19 at the Chestnut Café at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. Thirty works from 18 employees are currently on exhibit in the Chestnut Café and will be on display through May 2015. At the reception, six employees were announced as selected to be special cash award winners for their artwork: Glenn Hirsch, Julianna Morrison-Sheridan, Leigh Montgomery, JoAnna Jackson, Susan King and Nancy Voth (her piece, Magical Bubbles, left, was awarded the Grand Prize). 

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Two KentuckyOne Facilities Earn ‘Top Performer’ Quality Recognition from TJC 

Two KentuckyOne Health facilities, Flaget Memorial Hospital and Saint Joseph Martin, have been recognized as 2013 Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Flaget Memorial Hospital was honored for achieving excellence in two fields, Surgical Care Improvement Project and Pneumonia. Saint Joseph Martin was honored for excellence in Pneumonia Care. Flaget Memorial Hospital and Saint Joseph Martin are two of just 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction. 

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Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

KentuckyOne Named Official Health Care Provider for St. Catharine College Athletics 

26th Annual Evening with the STARS Gala Honored Physicians and Community Volunteers; Raised More than $100,000 

KentuckyOne Donation Helps First Responders Save Lives in Rural Counties

KentuckyOne Hospitals Awarded Top Photo Winner for National Association for Medical Staff Services 

Kynect Open Enrollment Under Way; Help Patients Get Insurance Coverage 

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Events This Week 

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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