October 19, 2015 | Volume 4, Issue 41
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We Are One! Campaign Gains Steam

Promotion of the We Are One campaign is expanding. Watch for advertising, including TV spots, to roll out in the coming days. As KentuckyOne Health employees, you play a critical role in the success of this recruitment and retention campaign. You serve as ambassadors for our organization to help attract additional talent. Staff RNs are encouraged to take advantage of the campaign incentives. Visit for more details.

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KentuckyOne Health Shows Improved Financial Strength in Fiscal Year 2015

KentuckyOne Health is pleased to report systemwide financial improvement of more than $142 million in the 2015 fiscal year, July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015. The positive financial performance was achieved through increased patient volume and enhanced operating performance ...

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Annual Enrollment: Dependent Eligibility

CHI provides benefits coverage to various dependents, including your spouse, legally domiciled adult(s) and
child(ren). You can learn more about who is eligible by reading the 2016 Dependent Eligibility Tipsheet and by logging into My Healthy Spirit and reviewing eligibility information.

Mark your calendar for Oct. 26-Nov. 8 to enroll in or make any changes to your benefits for 2016.

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Project GreenPrint Expands to Additional Louisville, Shelbyville and Shepherdsville Locations

Project GreenPrint, the systemwide initiative to support and manage all of Catholic Health Initiatives’ internal printing functions, will expand to new locations beginning this week in Louisville, Shelbyville and Shepherdsville.

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Frazier Rehab Free of Serious Safety Events (SSEs) for 365 Days

Kudos to Frazier Rehab Institute! The Louisville facility has remained free of Serious Safety Events (SSEs) for 365 days! “It is through teamwork and attention to the environment, our patients and our work that we have reached this milestone,” said Cathy Spalding, vice president of operations for Frazier. “It takes a village and we could not have done it without all team members ...”

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Culture Quiz Closes Soon

Don’t miss your chance to earn 40 points! Take the new culture concepts quiz, correctly answer 8 of 10 questions and you’ll get 40 points in our employee recognition program. The updated questions include our three newest concepts. We can only award points to the first 1,000 successful quiz kids, so don’t delay. 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.) Want to study first? Click here for a culture concepts overview.

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Hilary Deskins, BSN, RN

KentuckyOne Health Promotes Lung Cancer Awareness in Washington, D.C.

Hilary Deskins, BSN, RN, and manager of cancer prevention services at KentuckyOne, recently participated in a discussion at the United States Congress in Washington, D.C., to raise awareness and educate members of Congress on lung cancer. Kentucky leads the nation in lung cancer cases and deaths and KentuckyOne Health is addressing this critical health issue head-on.

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L-R: Rick W. Smith Sr., Ruth W. Brinkley, Ben Richmond

Ruth Brinkley Among Community Leaders to Honor Ben Richmond's Legacy

KentuckyOne Health President and CEO Ruth Brinkley joined hundreds of well-wishers and community leaders recently to honor Ben Richmond, retiring president and CEO of the Louisville Urban League. Mr. Richmond has led the Louisville Urban League for nearly 30 years. “Under Ben’s leadership, the Louisville Urban League has grown to become one of the premier Urban League affiliates in the country,” Ruth said.

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St. Mary’s Day Celebration Featured Music, Food and Fellowship

KentuckyOne employees at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital gathered on Friday, Oct. 1, for family fun, fellowship and good food! Despite a little rain, the 2015 St. Mary’s Day Celebration was enjoyed by all. Festivities included music, face painting, popcorn, free coloring books and tattoos for the kids, and a delicious meal catered by Mark’s Feed Store.

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A Heartfelt Thanks

KentuckyOne Health is committed to leading the community in the fight against heart disease–the number one killer of Americans. In support of the life-saving and life-changing work of the American Heart Association, employees teamed up on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Waterfront Park in Louisville to celebrate and support the 2015 Kentuckiana Heart Walk. Our team of 450 individuals raised $58,200 towards the mission so far!

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Food Day 2015 Celebration Encourages Healthier Eating Habits

As part of the CHI Food and Nutrition Services national program, several KentuckyOne Health facilities will be celebrating Food Day 2015 on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Participating facilities’ cafeterias will feature a special entrée that day, Caesar Salad with Herbed Chicken. In addition, we are asking everyone to consider the Food Day Apple Crunch as part of our celebration of Food Day. Crunching into an apple that day is meant to raise awareness about eating healthier diets, supporting local farmers and increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables.

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Top Ten Training and Public Speaking Tools Workshop

You are invited to the Top Ten Training and Public Speaking Tools workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Rudd Heart and Lung Center. Facilitated by LaVay Lauter, this will be a highly energetic session, filled with music, games and contests! You will walk away with ten new tools that you can immediately and easily implement for dramatic impact to any of your presentations, staff meetings and trainings.

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More Headlines & Events

KentuckyOne Health Expands Non-Invasive Program for Reversing Heart Disease to Lexington

Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East Opens Lactation Clinic

Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital Among the First in U.S. to Offer Newly FDA-Approved Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedure

KentuckyOne Health Orthopedic Associates Adds Nurse Practitioner Heather Hamilton Hardy

Quehuong Pham, MD, Joins KentuckyOne Health Surgical Associates at Saint Joseph London

Celebrate Fall at Great Wolf Lodge; Enjoy KentuckyOne Health Discount

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

Blood Drive at Saint Joseph Hospital Oct. 21

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

Saint Joseph London Bite Size Learning Event on Back and Spine Health 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

Regulatory Annual Compliance Training Due Oct. 31

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

Shine A Light on Lung Cancer at Slugger Field Nov. 5

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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