October 11, 2013 | Volume 2, Issue 39

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Ruth Brinkley Featured on KET's Connections

KentuckyOne Health President and CEO Ruth Brinkley was featured on KET's Connections program last weekend. The interview with Brinkley was conducted by Renee Shaw and spanned a variety of topics from her personal challenges and success, the formation of KentuckyOne Health, and the shifting future of health care. Watch the video here.

Velinda J. Block Named Chief Nursing Officer

Velinda J. Block, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, a leader with 30 years of nursing practice, has been named chief nursing officer for KentuckyOne Health. She will have overall responsibility for nursing and nursing practice across the system. She begins at KentuckyOne Nov. 11. 

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SVP of Community Health and Advocacy Responsibilities Transitioned to Other Leaders  

As the KentuckyOne corporate office continues to identify opportunities for savings and to operate more efficiently, the position of senior vice president of community health and advocacy has been eliminated. Allen Montgomery, left, who has held the position since last fall, has successfully completed the transition of his responsibilities. 

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Leadership Commitments in Action: Shane Fitzgerald on Assuming Good Intent 

When Flaget Memorial Hospital Chief Mission Leader Shane Fitzgerald, MA, MDiv, meets with employees, he chooses to see the goodness in others. Fitzgerald recently discussed the leadership commitment, "I will assume good intent, seek first to understand and commit to open communication. I will empower and develop others through coaching, mentoring and teachable moments.”  

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Peace Has Fun Working Toward PCA Goals 

You should have heard the Performance Culture Assessment (PCA) results from your manager (if you haven’t yet, please ask!) Your team should then use the PCA results to set culture-building goals for the year. KentuckyOne goals and activities have been drafted and tested with an employee survey panel. Read on to learn how Our Lady of Peace employees are working toward their PCA goals. 

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Jewish Physician Group Employee Marsha Cecil Goes the Extra Mile 

KentuckyOne Health would like to recognize the outstanding effort of Jewish Physician Group employee Marsha Cecil of Fairdale Family Medical. Marsha was recently praised by a patient after she went the extra mile to save that patient a $1,000 pharmacy charge.  

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Employees Can Try KentuckyOne Anywhere Care For Free through Oct. 31 

Employees and their family members can use KentuckyOne Anywhere Care – for free – now through Oct. 31 (before it opens to the public). KentuckyOne Anywhere Care is a new quick and convenient way to access urgent care 24/7. Call KentuckyOne Anywhere Care at 1.888.809.6889 and you will visit with a provider within 30 minutes by phone or video chat call (via Skype). After Nov. 1., visits will cost $35. 

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Saint Joseph Hospital Expands Heart Care Options with First-in-State Procedure 

The Saint Joseph Heart Institute has successfully completed a new life-saving heart procedure that can present an alternative for patients, like 74-year-old Doris Vastine (left), who are too ill for open-heart surgery. Part of a clinical trial, it is the first time in Kentucky the minimally invasive MitraClip procedure has been completed.   

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Show Your Support for Frazier Rehab’s Parkinson’s Center! 

Bill Collins Ford Lincoln will hold a “Drive to Give” event on Saturday, Oct. 12, from noon to 5 p.m. For every test-drive taken, Lincoln will donate $20 to the Bill Collins Parkinson’s Center Patient Resource and Education Center at Frazier Rehab Institute.  

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Join Saint Joseph East Employees for Making Strides Walk 

Saint Joseph East employees in the OR, including several cancer survivors, are organizing a team to walk in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Coldstream Park in Lexington on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. Join the "Making Strides at East" team. 

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'Spike It to Cancer' Sand Volleyball Event and Fundraiser 

Benefactors of a fund to support patients at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center are sponsoring a sand volleyball event to raise money for the fund. Get a team together, sponsor a team or just watch the fun Saturday, Oct. 19, Noon-6 p.m., at Baxter Jack's Sand Volleyball Complex. Admission is $20 per person. 

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Family Community Clinic to Hold Volunteer Appreciation Celebration Oct. 13
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The Family Community Clinic, a facility that provides free health care and medications for medically-underserved adults and children in Louisville, will hold a family-friendly appreciation event Sunday, Oct. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church School in Butchertown. Those interested in volunteering at the clinic are welcome. 

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More Headlines & Events 

Free Exercise and Stress Classes in October (Louisville) 

Actors Theatre of Louisville Discount Tickets Oct. 8-13 

Walk With a Doc at Parklands of Floyds Fork Oct. 12 

Frazier's Drive-to-Give Parkinson's Fundraiser Oct. 12 

Southwest Festival - Volunteers Needed - Oct. 12 

Family Community Clinic Volunteer Event Oct. 13 

Peace for Parents: Managing Difficult Behaviors Oct. 15 

Go Red Day at Keeneland Oct. 16 

Teen Dating Violence Conversation Café Oct. 17 

Bone Marrow Donor Drive at ULH Oct. 17 

Four De Lis 5K Race & Mayor’s Fall Hike Oct. 19 

Walk With a Doc at Iroquois Oct. 19 

18th Annual Doctors’ Ball Oct. 19 

'Spike It to Cancer' JGBCC Fundraiser Oct. 19 

CEU Opportunity: Esophageal Dysphagia Oct. 19 

Free KY Science Center Employee Event Oct. 19 & 20 

Scholarship Applications Due (Louisville employees) Oct. 21 

CEU Opportunity: Substance Abuse Interventions Oct. 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. 

Discounted Medical Reimbursement Coding Books Available
For Information
CHI recently selected Hilton Publishing Company, a certified Minority/Women Business Enterprise, as its preferred supplier of coding books. From now until January, CHI organizations can order medical reimbursement coding books at a discount of up to 22% off list price. In addition to the discount, no shipping charges will be assessed during this promotional period. For more information, contact Janet St. John

Project Management Certification Course
For Information
CHI's Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO) is offering a free course to help employees prepare to take the Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM™) or Project Management Professional (PMP®) exams. The course starts Nov. 8, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT via Live Meeting. This 12-week course provides information on the CAPM and PMP application process and valuable tips for passing these exams. Registration is required. To register for this or other EPMO courses, contact Steven Bennett

New Issue of COE Momentum Available
For Information
The October issue of Momentum, a monthly update on CHI’s Clinical and Operational Excellence transformation, tells the story of how St. Vincent-Little Rock is making bold, rapid improvements in care that are being noticed by patients and competitors. The issue is available on the COE page of Inside CHI, which contains other COE resources and a place to sign up to have Momentum sent directly to your email inbox. 

People on the Move
Market Leaders
Joseph Gilene
to president of Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington, KY, from regional VP for Quorum Health Resources, Charlotte, NC, effective Oct. 28.

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