November 8, 2013 | Volume 2, Issue 43

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Purpose & Values Tour Interviews Illuminate KentuckyOne’s Culture of Caring

I love taking care of people to help them know they are not alone. – Amy Coop, RN, Saint Joseph East

For KentuckyOne employees, taking care of patients is priority one. The inspiring comment above, taken from one of the video interviews conducted as part of the KentuckyOne Purpose & Values Tour at Saint Joseph East, truly shines a light on the core values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence. 

Watch the Saint Joseph East videos.
Watch all Purpose & Values Tour videos. 

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Annual Enrollment is Underway 

Annual enrollment for KentuckyOne benefits is underway now through Nov. 15 for employees at all facilities except ULH | JGBCC. Employees at ULH | JGBCC will participate in annual enrollment Nov. 25-Dec. 6. A number of changes begin Jan. 1, including new medical plan options and changes to the employee savings plan.  

To enroll, KentuckyOne employees (except ULH | JGBCC) should access the CHI enrollment website through HR/Payroll Connection. Beginning Nov. 25, ULH | JGBCC employees will use a special enrollment website,

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New Career Development Program ECHO to be Offered in 2014 

KentuckyOne Health’s Organizational Development and Education Department is offering the Expanding Your Career and Healthcare Opportunities (ECHO) program. ECHO is a tool that focuses on the potential of mid-level employees and positions them on a nursing, clinical or management pathway. 

The ECHO program begins on Jan. 23 and concludes May 15, 2014. The deadline for applications is Dec. 6. For questions, please contact Ashley Kareken, 502.562.4190. 

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Register for Upcoming SANE Training 

Registration is now open for the 2014 Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training. This training is for registered nurses who are interested in becoming SANEs. Four separate training sessions will be held in Owensboro, Louisville, Pikeville and Hopkinsville, Ky.  

Please see the attached brochure for more information. The classes are filling quickly; please register as soon as possible. Questions can be directed to the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs (KASAP) at 502.226.2725. 

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Flaget Memorial Hospital to Host Community Forum on Lung Cancer 

November is lung cancer awareness month, and as part of the Kentucky Cancer Program’s statewide education effort, Flaget Memorial Hospital will host a community forum to discuss new screening guidelines and the impact on lung cancer in Kentucky. The free event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 13, beginning at 11:45 a.m. at the hospital’s Medical Office Building SCN conference room, located at 4305 New Shepherdsville Road. 

At the event, a panel of state and local experts will discuss the lung cancer incidence and mortality data across the state, screening guidelines and services, insurance coverage, the cost of screening and how the Affordable Care Act will affect lung cancer screenings. Smoking cessation information will also be available at the event. 

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Join Saint Joseph Cancer Center in the 'Free to Breathe' 5K Run/Walk 

Saint Joseph Cancer Center is an annual sponsor of Lexington’s Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk. This year's event is Saturday, Nov. 16, at Commonwealth Stadium. 

Click here to join the Saint Joseph Cancer Center team.
Download the event flyer. 

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Leader Notes: Deborah Molnar Announces Retirement from KentuckyOne 

Deborah (Debbie) Molnar, vice president, has announced her retirement from KentuckyOne Health effective Nov. 19. Debbie began her distinguished career with the organization in 1976.  

Most recently, she provided executive leadership for integration initiatives following the merger of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, and the more recent partnership with University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center. 

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Support the Appalachian Outreach Program  

Through the Perfect Gift Campaign at Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Jessamine, employees can contribute to important programs that support patients, families and fellow employees. One such program is the Appalachian Outreach Fund.  

For 25 years, the program has provided follow-up visits, support and assistance — all free of charge — for Saint Joseph patients from underserved areas in rural eastern Kentucky. 

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More Headlines & Events 

Walk With a Doc at London Nov. 9 

Walk With A Doc at Parklands Nov. 9 

LSC Half Marathon Nov. 10 

Flaget Community Forum on Lung Cancer Nov. 13 

Peace for Parents Workshop: ADHD Nov. 14 

Peace for Parents Workshop: Difficult Behaviors Nov. 14 

Vote for Nonprofit New Roots in Ntl. Challenge by Nov. 15 

Lexington’s Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk Nov. 16 

Walk With a Doc at Iroquois Nov. 16 

25th Anniversary STARS Event Nov. 16 

CEU Opportunity: Executive Dysfunction Nov. 16 

UofL Lung Cancer Screening Forum Nov. 19 

Walk With a Doc at Shawnee Nov. 23 

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CHI News Update  

KentuckyOne This Week will include the Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) publication e in each issue. CHI is a sponsor of KentuckyOne and will be sharing news of interest to all employees. 

Note: ULH/JGBCC employees will not be able to access all of the links in this issue until they transition to the CHI Connect program. 

Annual Enrollment is Here
Action: Review and make benefit selections by deadline (local enrollment dates may vary)
It’s time for all employees to review benefit options and select coverage for 2014. 

For employees who do not take action, the current coverage will continue for most benefits, but at the 2014 rates. The Enhanced 500 medical plan option will no longer be offered in most CHI locations: employees currently enrolled in this plan will automatically be enrolled in the Core medical plan option if they do not select a different option by the end of the annual enrollment period. Employees must re-enroll in some benefits, such as flexible spending accounts, if they wish to have coverage in 2014. 

For more information, employees who have access can visit My Healthy Spirit and click "Start My Annual Enrollment" or "View Your Benefit Options." Or, employees can call the HR/Payroll Connection Support Center at 1.888.450.9450; representatives are available Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. MT. 

Public Health Approach to Violence Prevention
For Information
Violence: A Public Health Approach to Prevention is a new page on Inside CHI on applying a public health approach to the prevention of violence. The page includes best practices and model programs that are changing the field of violence prevention. 

As health providers who witness the effects of violence in emergency departments, clinics and offices, CHI employees are in a unique position to focus on prevention and advocate for a public health approach that addresses behaviors, just as with chronic diseases. For more information, contact Laura Krausa

People on the Move
Market Leaders
Sean Reynolds
to COO, St. Joseph Provider Hospital Organization, Reading, PA, from president, St. Joseph Health Ministries, Lancaster, PA. 

National Leaders
Margaret McManus
to division privacy officer for the Nebraska and Iowa markets, effective Nov. 3. 

Jeannette Wojtalewicz to CFO of the Nebraska and Southwest Iowa Network from CFO, CHI Nebraska.

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