October 3, 2017 | Volume 6, Issue 37
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Your Input is Needed on Our
Culture of Safety Survey

At KentuckyOne Health, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of care in a safe and comforting environment. Assessing our Culture of Safety will allow us to develop strategies and tactics to further support our journey. You are central in this assessment. Please take a few minutes to complete our survey. Your responses are anonymous, so please be candid and straightforward ...

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Annual Enrollment Begins Oct. 11

Annual Enrollment begins Oct. 11 and continues through Nov. 1. Annual Enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to make sure the benefits you've enrolled in are still right for you and your family. This year, we're offering new benefit plans for 2018. Visit My Healthy Spirit online now to see what's changing, explore your options, and use the online tools to help you choose the right plan ...

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Important Reminders

Renew Your Nursing License by Oct. 31
All employees who hold a Kentucky state nursing license should begin the renewal process now to ensure they meet the KBN Oct. 31 deadline. Read More

Complete Flu Vaccine Requirements by Nov. 15, 30
You must complete your influenza education in LEARN by Nov. 15 and receive your vaccine by Nov. 30 as part of a mandatory KentuckyOne Health program. Read More

New Well-Being Webinar Will
Supercharge Your Workdays

This October, the Healthy Spirit Wellness Program is presenting a new webinar, "Supercharge Your Workdays." Do you wait all week for Friday afternoon? Wouldn’t you love to make every day a bit more awesome, get more out of your weeks and manage your priorities better? View the webinar, complete a short quiz and earn $25 toward your health account contribution ...

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Employee Achievements & Accolades

Congratulations to the following employees for their recent awards, honors and recognitions! Thanks for expanding your knowledge, honing your expertise, and providing safe, quality care and exceptional service ...

• Deborah Burton              • Kenny Cornelius
• Sonya Downs                 • Sam Gabbert
• Brooke Roberts              • Scot Thompson
• Joshua Veilleux              • Milton Washington

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Cultural Assessment Results
Offer Good Insights

Thank you for participating in the Cultural Assessment in early 2017. As you recall, the survey was an opportunity to take a deeper look at our existing culture, while determining how well the organizational culture of CHI and Dignity Health could fit together in a potential alignment of ministries. The results are in, and they provide valuable insights into our current “ways of doing work” and opportunities going forward. Leadership will be sharing facility results over the next month ...

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Strategic Update from Chuck Neumann

As we continue to move forward with the Transition, Transaction and Transformation work, we must remain focused on strengthening our workplace culture and delivering a positive patient experience across our facilities. What makes our organization unique is the strong heritage and faith-based cultures of our facilities. While we continue our progress as an organization, it is important to not lose sight of this ...

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New Graduate Residency Program

For new graduate registered nurses, transition from the classroom to the bedside is an extremely stressful process. In fact, the latest national statistics indicated new graduate turnover within the first year of practice hovers around 25 percent, but as high as 35 percent in some areas of the country. To help with this transition, KentuckyOne offers a 14-week New Graduate Residency Program ...

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KentuckyOne CT Lung Cancer Screenings Program Shows Success

KentuckyOne CT Lung Cancer Screenings provide a great service to our communities by detecting lung cancer and diseases early in patients. We now provide screenings at 20 different locations, the newest being Winchester, Ky. Out of the patients screened, 28 percent have significant emphysema/COPD and 11 percent have coronary artery disease. View the latest program highlights ...

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Protecting Patient Privacy

Because we work in health care, we all have a role in protecting our patients' personal information. This is part two of a four-part series about patient privacy. This week's topic: Employee Access to Patient Records. As employees of our health system, many of our team members have direct access to patient information. Such access is a privilege, and should be used for activities related to ...

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Foundation News
Four Events You Don’t Want to Miss!

No matter where you live in Kentucky, the KentuckyOne Health Foundations have wonderful events happening in October and November that will impact people across our state. We hope you’ll join us!

Go Red in London Oct. 10!

More Headlines & Events

Improved DBS Device Offers a Better Solution for Tremor

Follow in the Gentle Steps of St. Francis on Oct. 4

Blood Drive at Saint Joseph Hospital Oct. 5

Shelby County Judge Executive and Jewish Hospital Shelbyville Host Evening Opioid Forum on Oct. 5

Motor Retraining (MoRe) for Functional Movement Disorders–CE Opportunity–Oct. 6-7

Complimentary Mammogram Screenings (Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital) Oct. 7

Community Health & Wellness Fair (Flaget) Oct. 7

Go Red For Women Event (London) Oct. 10

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