October 12, 2015 | Volume 4, Issue 40
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Annual Enrollment is Oct. 26 – Nov. 8

Annual Enrollment is the one time of year that you can evaluate and change your benefit elections for the next year. Mark your calendar for Oct. 26-Nov. 8 to enroll in or make any changes to your benefits for 2016. To learn about what’s changing for next year, visit My Healthy Spirit today. Highlights for 2016 include ...

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We Are One! Program Incentives – Resources Now Available

The We Are One campaign is underway and is focused on employee recruitment and retention at all levels, particularly our nursing teams. Please visit the We Are One intranet page to stay up-to-date on the latest information and tools, including FAQs and details around the incentive opportunities.

Eligible nurses can now visit this page to easily sign up for the Nursing Retention Incentive Agreement or the Nursing Student Loan Payback Program. Additionally, all employees can refer a nurse by using the Employee Referral Form ...

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New Culture Concepts Quiz:
Earn 40 Points!

Test your knowledge of the KentuckyOne culture concepts and you could earn 40 recognition points! A new culture quiz opens today on the employee recognition site. The multiple-choice quiz includes our three newest culture concepts: listening, energy and filters. The first 1,000 employees who correctly answer 8 of the 10 questions get the points. 

Click here to log in to the recognition site and take the quiz. (After you log in, click the “alert” near your name in the upper right corner.) Click here for a culture concepts handout if you’d like to review the topics first.

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QuickCharge Implementation Begins at University of Louisville Hospital

Beginning today, Oct. 12, Food and Nutrition Services is implementing the new QuickCharge application at University of Louisville Hospital. The new technology provides Employee Payroll Deduction functionality via badge swipe in facility cafeterias and gift shops. Saint Joseph London, the only other KentuckyOne facility that currently has the system, went live with QuickCharge in March of this year.

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KentuckyOne Health Online Store Driven by Physicians, Created for Patient Needs provides a secure mechanism for doctors and other health care providers to not only make recommendations about what patients need, but to also give access to products that providers feel are proven to be reliable, are of high quality, and are in-stock. Store items include healthy lifestyle products, vitamins, medical devices and more.

Employees can view our KentuckyOne Online Store and tell us what we’re missing. Plus, take advantage of a special discount code through Dec. 8.

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People on the Move

Dan Goulson Named VP of Medical Affairs,
Saint Joseph Hospital:
On Oct. 26, Dan Goulson, MD, will join KentuckyOne Health as vice president of medical affairs for Saint Joseph Hospital. Dr. Goulson will provide clinical, operational, strategic and cultural leadership in order to deliver high value across the continuum of care, while also improving the health status of the populations served by KentuckyOne.

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SafetyFirst Focus:
Team Member Checking

Every employee is responsible for the safety of our patients and each other. We can’t help each other if we don’t stick together. Checking is an easy way to help our co-workers to perform at their best. Take advantage of working together to perform fast and easy verifications of each other’s work ...

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SafetyFirst Great Catch: Theresa Kirk

Theresa Kirk, a nurse in the emergency department at Medical Center Jewish South, utilized the STAR technique (Stop, Think, Act, Review) when an automated dose calculation by the computerized electronic health record did not make sense. She requested peer/team member checking to verify the correct dose, and administered the proper volume of medication.

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Regulatory Annual Compliance Training Due Oct. 31

The KentuckyOne Health Regulatory Annual Compliance training has been assigned in LEARN to all KentuckyOne employees with a due date of Oct. 31. The required training covers several important topics, including corporate compliance, confidentiality, HIPAA, grievances, general safety, security, reporting incidents and infection control. Complete your assignments now to meet the deadline.

Your Vote Matters

All members of the Catholic Health Initiatives and KentuckyOne Health family are encouraged to vote in the general election on Nov. 3. Voting is our right and our responsibility as United States citizens. Your single vote can make a difference–congressional elections have been decided by only a few hundred votes, and state and local elections may have even slimmer margins.

As you advocate for candidates and issues, please do not use your company email to demonstrate your support for political campaigns or to solicit votes.

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View Our State Fair Thank-You Ad!

A big THANKS goes out to our employee volunteers! With your help KentuckyOne Health provided approximately 3,500 health screenings and health information to more than 70,000 visitors! Volunteers came from every facility across the state. We’re thankful to have such dedicated employees. If you’d like to join the team for the KentuckyOne Health exhibit at the 2016 Kentucky State Fair, be sure to check the employee communications starting the summer of 2016. View our thank-you ad, acknowledging our wonderful employee volunteers!

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Win an African Safari Adventure

As a fundraiser for the 2015 Doctors' Ball on Oct. 17, the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's Foundation is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a 7-night photo safari adventure for two in Africa. Raffle tickets are $100 each, and only 250 tickets will be sold. Learn more and purchase tickets online here. KentuckyOne employees also can purchase raffle tickets through payroll deduction ...

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More Headlines & Events

Jewish Hospital First in Louisville to Use GPS-Like Technology for Procedures to Correct Heart Rhythm Problems

Regular Breast Screening Beginning at Age 40 Key to Saving Lives

Flaget Memorial Hospital Receives CNOR® Strong Designation

KentuckyOne Health Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Organ and Tissue Donation Practices

Celebrate Fall at Great Wolf Lodge; Enjoy KentuckyOne Health Discount

Arts in Healing Music Program Benefits Patients and Employees–See October Dates

Go Red Day at Keeneland Oct. 14

Cocktails for Cancer in Lexington Oct. 14

Blood Drive at Jewish Hospital Oct. 16

Donate Old Cell Phones to HopeLine, a Fundraising Drive to Combat Domestic Violence, by Oct. 16

6th Annual Frazier Rehab Tailgate Party Oct. 16

Yes, Mamm! 5K Race in Nicholasville Oct. 17

Doctors' Ball at Marriott Louisville Downtown Oct. 17

Louisville National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Walk Oct. 17

Think Pink: An Evening to Educate and Celebrate Oct. 21

Peace for Parents Seminar: Managing Difficult Childhood Behaviors Oct. 22

Urban Bourbon Half Marathon; KentuckyOne Employee Discount Oct. 24

Walk to Victory Over Paralysis with Frazier Oct. 24

KentuckyOne Presents Halloween in Brown Park Oct. 24

KentuckyOne Health Breeders’ Cup Festival Oct. 24-31

Making Strides in Breast Cancer Walk Oct. 25

Top Ten Training/Public Speaking Tools Workshop Oct. 28

KentuckyOne Nurses Must Renew License by Oct. 28

Statewide Trauma and Emergency Medicine Symposium (Earn CE!) Nov. 4-6

Evening with the S*T*A*R*S Nov. 7

Clean Hands Campaign at Jewish Hospital and Frazier Rehab Runs through Dec. 18

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