October 25, 2016 | Volume 5, Issue 42
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Annual Enrollment:
Take Action Oct. 26 – Nov. 16

Annual Enrollment is the one time of year that you can evaluate and change your benefit elections for the next calendar year. Visit My Healthy Spirit Oct. 26-Nov. 16 to enroll in or make changes to your benefits for 2017. It is important to go through the Annual Enrollment process to make sure your benefit elections are correct and to see what’s changing.

Reminder! You Must Select Your Tobacco-user Status 
All employees currently enrolled or enrolling for the first time in medical coverage must reconfirm/confirm their tobacco-user status for 2017 ...

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Paid Time Off During the Holidays

Spending time with family and friends is very important, and KentuckyOne Health encourages employees to use their holiday, vacation and personal time around these holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Read the guidelines to follow during the upcoming holiday season ...

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Read the New Issue of
Common Thread eStories

Our new monthly newsletter, Common Thread eStories, focuses on celebrating extraordinary employees living our mutual commitment to the KentuckyOne Health Promise. Read the October edition featuring Laura Chamberlin and Dwight Badgett. Don’t forget to tell us about the awe-inspiring things your co-workers are doing!

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Time is Running Out!
Renew Your KBN License by Oct. 27

KentuckyOne Health is requiring nurses to complete their licensure renewal as soon as possible in order for the organization to complete the primary source verification by Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. You will not be allowed to work after Oct. 31 if you are not in compliance ...

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Improved Cerner Experience on the Way

Everyone using the Cerner electronic health record will benefit from our new long-term agreement with Cerner Corp. We are moving to remote hosting for Cerner. This change is expected to offer cost savings and improve the stability and reliability of our Cerner system ...

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KentuckyOne Health Celebrates
DAISY Award Recipients

KentuckyOne Health is honoring its DAISY Award recipients. On Oct. 12, the annual DAISY Awards banquet was held at The Olmsted in Louisville. This event celebrates some of the best and brightest nurses within KentuckyOne Health.

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SafetyFirst Great Catch: Alanna Sun

Alanna Sun, a pharmacist at Saint Joseph East, demonstrated a Questioning Attitude recently when she received mg/kg orders on a 16-month-old whose weight in the computer was 24 kg. She called to clarify the weight and it was supposed to be 24 lbs, not kgs ...

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SafetyFirst: Questioning Attitude

How a Questioning Attitude Encourages Safety
Don't start making assumptions about many of the things around you based on what you have already learned or observed. Staying curious and asking questions is very important to an organization’s health and critical to its safety culture. Learn more in this article from the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission ... Read More

How this technique could play a role:
A hospital was conducting a cancer treatment with a high-dose rate brachytherapy remote afterloading system using an iridium-192 source. Just prior to the cancer treatment, the hospital had replaced the source and upgraded the software. When entering the data into the treatment system, the medical physicist was unable to electronically transfer the patient’s treatment plan from the planning system to the treatment system due to an error message. Learn more in this article from the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission ... Read More

Day at the Downs Tickets Now on Sale

The annual Day at the Downs employee event at Churchill Downs will be on Sunday, Nov. 6. Gates open at 12 p.m. and racing starts at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. It’s also Family Adventure Day at the Downs, with kid-friendly activities. Buy tickets through the “Activities” tab of the employee recognition site. Don’t wait too long—tickets are available until sold out or Nov. 2.

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Important Reminders

Annual Enrollment is Oct. 26 – Nov. 16

Renew Your Nursing License by Oct. 27

Complete Influenza Vaccine Requirements by Oct. 31

Check Your LEARN Assignments! Upcoming Deadlines! (Inside CHI > Click on Learn & Grow)

New Headlines & Events

Pink-a-BOO! Wear Pink on Oct. 31 in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness

Employees Invited to Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Celebration at Muhammad Ali Center on Nov. 7

Letter from Kevin Lofton, CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives: Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health Sign Letter of Intent to Explore Aligning Ministries

Contracted Employees: Note Change in Online Education Location

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