November 24, 2015 | Volume 4, Issue 46
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Referral Trip is a Family Affair

Roberta Ray referred her daughter to a job at KentuckyOne, and now they’re packing their bags for Mexico! Roberta, a nursing assistant/unit coordinator in the ICU at Saint Joseph East, was one of the two winners in the employee referral travel competition this summer. Across KentuckyOne, 18 employees were eligible for the prize drawing because they referred a successful job candidate to an open position.

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Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital Blesses its Interfaith Sacred Space

On Nov. 18, hospital staff gathered to participate in the blessing of Sts. Mary & Elizabeth’s newly created “Interfaith Sacred Space.” Rabbi Nadia Siritsky, vice president of mission integration, and other faith leaders from the Muslim, Buddhist and Native American communities came together to bless the space.

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PTO Changes Coming Soon

As a reminder, changes will be implemented to our paid time off (PTO) plans in the first, full pay period in January 2016. For all of the detailed information, please visit the Taking Time Off page on My Healthy Spirit. There, you can read through the high-level changes and a Frequently Asked Questions document with information about a PTO cash-out that will be conducted in January.

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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 score some recognition points. Ten employees each receive 100 points in our weekly drawings. You are entered each time you give or receive peer-to-peer recognition. View the week two winners ...

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KentuckyOne Hospitals Receive Rural Health Care Recognition

Four KentuckyOne hospitals have been recognized for their accomplishments in rural health care: Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Martin and Flaget Memorial Hospital.

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‘Riding for Peace’ Hopes to Reach More than 200 Children Each Year

On Oct. 20, the Kosair Charities Children’s Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace celebrated the grand opening and
ribbon-cutting event for its hippotherapy and equine therapy program, Riding for Peace. Hippotherapy is a treatment strategy that uses equine movement to provide carefully graded motor and sensory input.

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VNA Nazareth Home Care Celebrates
125 Years of Caring

Throughout its 125-year history, the nurses of VNA Nazareth Home Care have helped Louisville through epidemics of polio and measles, to pioneering home care therapies in the 1980s for mental health. Today, it’s an award-winning organization that has expanded to include social workers, sitters/companions, dietitians, pharmacists, aides and physical, occupational and speech therapists.

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SafetyFirst Focus: Speak Up!

Speaking up is crucial because by raising our safety concerns, we make our facilities a better place to work and a safer place to be for everyone. When raising a safety concern, follow these steps: 1.) Speak Up and raise your concern with the employee and then escalate to your manager and enter an incident report ...

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Congratulations to Our Staff Nurses for Advancing in Their Professional Goals

The KentuckyOne Health Nursing Professional Development Program has been created by a diverse clinical group of nurses from all areas of the organization. The program provides reward and recognition of staff nurses who have demonstrated achievement of clinical excellence. Congratulations to the recent awardees ...

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More Headlines & Events

Do You Access Citrix Systems and Applications Remotely (like Cerner, Allscripts, Meditech, PACS)? If So, You Must Enroll Now to Use Secure Remote Access

KentuckyOne Telehealth Seeks Employees for Pilot Program on Self-Managing Chronic Conditions

Thanksgiving Prayer Services (Lexington Area) Nov. 25

NEW Horses and Hope Cancer Screening Van Sneak Preview Dec. 4

Sensory-Sensitive Santa to Bring Joy to Special Needs Children at Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital Dec. 4

Education Fair at Saint Joseph Hospital Dec. 9

Education Fair at Saint Joseph East Dec. 10

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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