November 30, 2016 | Volume 5, Issue 46
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Read the New Issue of
Common Thread eStories

Our new monthly newsletter, Common Thread eStories, focuses on celebrating extraordinary employees living our mutual commitment to the KentuckyOne Health Promise. Read the November edition featuring Justin Wells and Melissa Wood. Don’t forget to tell us about the awe-inspiring things your co-workers are doing!

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Redesigned Language and Interpreter Services Model to Improve Services

Language and Interpreter Services for KentuckyOne Health is in the process of an exciting system redesign in order to improve access to qualified medical interpreter services for patients, providers and staff across the system. Under the umbrella initiative entitled, “We Speak Your Language,” the redesigned interpreter services model will reengage staff, patients, families ...

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Spotlight Service: Weight Loss Surgery Attend a KentuckyOne Weight Loss Surgery Seminar this December

This holiday season, learn more about the health benefits of weight loss surgery by attending a complimentary seminar. At KentuckyOne Health, weight loss surgery is performed at Flaget Memorial Hospital (seminar: Dec. 6), Saint Joseph East (seminar: Dec. 19), Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, and soon, at Jewish Hospital (seminar: Dec. 8–learn about the new procedures!) ...

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Employee Referral Bonus Now $5,000 for New Full-Time Nurses

Tell your friends! Now is the time to refer an RN friend and you could earn a $5,000 bonus. A new employee referral campaign is also offering an $18,000 sign-on bonus for PRNs who commit to full-time ...

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ITS Transformation 646 Approach:
Network, Server and Storage Improvements Nearing Completion

Teams are working to complete our IT infrastructure improvement projects, designed to reduce IT outages, slowness and freezing, and provide an overall improved user experience. Recent highlights include ...

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FLSA Overtime Rules Halted

As had been communicated to affected KentuckyOne Health employees on Oct. 24, 2016, the salary requirement for the FLSA overtime rules was set to increase to $47,476 on Dec. 1. To comply with the revised rules, KentuckyOne Health had implemented changes concurring with the start of the Nov. 20 pay period. However, last Tuesday, on Nov. 22, a federal judge put a preliminary injunction in place that stops the U.S. Department of Labor ...

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SafetyFirst Focus:
When the Weather Outside is Frightful

We are approaching that time of the year again. This is a friendly reminder to start thinking about inclement weather (snow) situations at our workplace. It is important for departments to begin planning in regards to transportation, possible sheltering for employees, and to also have an updated call list and roster. Other things to consider are: identifying alternate ways to get to work (carpooling) ...

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New Headlines & Events

Saint Joseph Hospital Earns Blue Distinction® Center Designation from Anthem

Frazier Rehab Institute to Benefit from Federal Grant to Help Local Veterans

Healthy Spirit Program 2017 Offers Better Health and Savings

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