October 18, 2013 | Volume 2, Issue 40

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Purpose & Values Tour Captures Compassion of KentuckyOne Employees

Oncology nurse Melissa Pritchett does not have a side job as a wedding planner – but for one brief intense week she did just that – on behalf of a special patient dying of cancer. Melissa tells the story in one of the four short videos captured when the KentuckyOne Purpose & Values Tour stopped at the University of Louisville Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center (watch the videos below): 

You Give Every Single Thing You Have
This Work Fills Every Hole In My Heart
Every Day We Impact Someone’s Life
We Took Away Her Pain - It Was Like Watching Magic 

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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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KY Nurses: Renew Licenses by Oct. 31 

All Kentucky nurses – RNs, LPNs, APRNs and SANEs – must renew their licenses with the Kentucky Board of Nursing by Oct. 31. Nurses can complete the renewal process online at Nurses who do not renew and submit the required documentation before the Oct. 31 midnight deadline will have to reinstate their license as it will lapse. All nurses must validate the continuing education (CE)/competency requirement. 

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Leader Notes: Promotions & Appointments 

Chris Graff was promoted to director of finance for University of Louisville Hospital effective Oct. 28. He is currently assistant controller for Jewish Hospital, Frazier Rehab and Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital.  

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Louisville Woman’s Gift of Life Allows for Three to Live without Dialysis 

It didn’t take long for Michelle Booker, a 26-year-old single mother of three (pictured with transplant surgeon Michael Hughes), to decide to become a living kidney donor. In her work at a long-term care facility, Michelle sees the impact of dialysis on kidney failure patients every day. And knowing that she was in good health, she decided that living kidney donation would be her way, even if it was small, to give back. 

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Jewish Hospital Designated as Accredited Chest Pain Center 

Jewish Hospital has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). Hospitals that have received SCPC accreditation have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. 

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Saint Joseph London Volunteers Donate Emergency Room Lift 

Thanks to the generosity of the volunteers at Saint Joseph London, the emergency department has received a PowerFlexx lift, which allows medical professionals to lift and transfer patients safely to a stretcher or wheelchair. The Saint Joseph London Gift Shop, run entirely by volunteers, donated $9,200 for the purchase of the lift. 

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Get Your Tickets to Casino Night 

Enjoy a fun night out and help make world-class therapies available to everyone, regardless of their location or ability to pay. Get your ticket today for Frazier Rehab Institute’s 2nd Annual Casino Night to benefit the Patient Housing and Transportation Fund. The event is planned for Friday, Nov. 1, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center in Louisville. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door and can be purchased at

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Perfect Gift Campaign Kicks Off 

The employee giving campaign, A Perfect Gift, kicked off this week at Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Jessamine. The campaign gives employees an opportunity to contribute to important programs that support patients, families and fellow employees. Programs include the Appalachian Outreach Program, Employee Emergency Assistance Fund, Continuing Care Clinic, Patient and Family Assistance Fund and Nursing Scholarships. 

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Next “Four De Lis” Race Set for Saturday 

The autumn colors at Jefferson Memorial Forest will provide the setting for the Fall Trail Run, a 5K event for runners and walkers Saturday, Oct. 19, at 8 a.m. It will be the third of the four running races that are part of the KentuckyOne Health Four De Lis Classic Series. The 3.1 mile event will start at 8 a.m., prior to the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Fall Hike and Outdoor Adventure. Individuals can register the morning of the event starting at 7 a.m. The registration fee is $35. 

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Walk With A Doc Expands to London 

KentuckyOne Health has expanded the Walk With A Doc program to Saint Joseph London (second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m., Lake Walking Path). The free walking program empowers area residents, patients and employees to improve their health through physical activity, exercising side-by-side with a health care expert. Additional perks include free blood pressure checks and an official Walk With a Doc shirt after attending six walks. 

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'Spike It to Cancer' Sand Volleyball Event and Fundraiser is Saturday 

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, join 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. Volunteers are needed: Contact Linda Damé at 502.852.7111. 

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First Frazier Fall Festival a Success 

Frazier Rehab Institute hosted its first fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 5, complete with family activities, food, games, raffles and vendors. The day’s activities also included the Larosa Loop, an annual non-competitive fundraising event that supports pediatric care for children coping with disabling illnesses and injuries. Thanks to the generous Frazier team members who participated. The event raised $30,500.  

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More Headlines & Events 

Free Exercise and Stress Classes in October (Louisville) 

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

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk 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. 

CHI, Baylor College of Medicine
to Explore Enhanced Affiliation
For Information
CHI and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, have signed a letter of intent to begin exclusive, confidential negotiations on an enhanced academic affiliation and clinical partnership. The organizations expect to finalize the negotiations within 90 days.  

CHI Signs Letter of Intent for
Mercy Facilities in Arkansas
For Information
CHI and St. Louis-based Mercy Health have signed a non-binding letter of intent to transfer ownership of Mercy Hospital Hot Springs hospital and physician clinic, Hot Springs, AR, to CHI and St. Vincent Health System, Little Rock, AR. If negotiations are successful, the transfer would be expected to occur by Dec. 31, and Mercy Hospital Hot Springs would be operated as part of an integrated network with St. Vincent Health System. 

Nebraska Integration Update
For Information
Alegent Creighton Health and CHI Nebraska leaders continue to progress toward uniting the entities as a single, market-based organization (temporarily referred to as the Network). The Network will begin operating in January 2014 with headquarters in Omaha, NE, with offices in other locations. It will serve a region including Nebraska, southwest Iowa and northern Kansas. A name, logo and brand strategy for the unified Nebraska organization will be announced later this year. The Network board has been appointed and held its inaugural meeting in September, and a national CEO search is underway. Network co-CEOs Rick Hachten and Bob Lanik will help orient the new CEO before their retirements next year. For more information, see Transition Updates on Inside CHI. 

CHI, Ascension Finalize Partnership
with Crowe Horwath
For Information
CHI and Ascension Health have finalized a strategic partnership between CHAN HEALTHCARE and Crowe Horwath LLP, creating one of the largest providers of internal audit and financial advisory services in the nation. CHAN HEALTHCARE, which focuses on internal audit services for health care organizations, was formed as a joint partnership of CHI and Ascension Health. Both CHI and Ascension retain an ownership interest in the combined enterprise. 

Updated "Our Values and Ethics at Work"
Video Available
For Information
All CHI employees help to shape the organization’s distinctive culture by acting in accordance with its core values and standards of conduct. This message from CHI’s Corporate Responsibility Program is demonstrated in the updated "Our Values and Ethics at Work" video, now available for viewing. The 12-minute video contains important information about CHI's Corporate Responsibility Program and standards of conduct, as well as guidance on a variety of ethical questions that can arise for CHI employees. 

Update on iOS 7 Issues
Action: Do not upgrade Apple devices to iOS 7.0.2 yet
Apple users who upgraded to iOS 7.0.2 continue to report problems with sending text messages, shorter battery life and logging out of applications earlier than expected. Some users report occasional difficulties receiving emails and viewing calendars and contacts. Some users with motion sensitivities become dizzy when apps zoom in and out of view; one possible solution is to turn on the “reduce motion” setting (Settings>General>Accessibility>Reduce Motion). 

CHI ITS is asking iPhone and iPad users to wait to upgrade to any new iOS version until the Technical Services team can test the upgrade and confirm it works with CHI’s infrastructure. Please do not activate any upgrade until you receive a notice from CHI ITS. For more information, contact the ITS Service Desk, 866.236.0441 (let the analyst know if you upgraded your device to iOS 7). 

New ITS Service Desk
Telephone Menu Options
For Information
Starting Oct. 28, the ITS Service Desk phone menu will change to help ITS more quickly route calls to the analyst best able to help. Physicians will have the option to talk to an analyst who specializes in physician issues or to leave a message about a broken device. Options for calls regarding clinical and patient care applications, password resets, and general IT devices and non-patient care applications will also be available. 

For immediate ITS support, including critical or high-priority requests, call the ITS Service Desk, 866.236.0441 or 720.875.7500 (in Denver). For routine questions or issues that do not require immediate attention, visit the ITS Service Desk page on Inside CHI for an easy-to-use menu of do-it-yourself (DIY) tools. 

To track the status of a request, write down the ITS Service Desk ticket number and pass it along to the person on the next shift or to your supervisor. Track requests using the “Track Your Incident Status” link in the do-it-yourself tools section of the ITS Service Desk page on Inside CHI. 

People on the Move
National Leaders
Lori Richter
to director, Corporate Responsibility Program OneCare Compliance, from privacy officer for the Nebraska and Iowa Divisions, effective Oct. 13.

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