October 4, 2016 | Volume 5, Issue 39
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Annual Enrollment for 2017 Begins Oct. 26

Mark your calendar! Annual Enrollment begins Oct. 26 and continues through Nov. 16. Annual Enrollment is the time each year when you can reevaluate your benefits and make any changes to best fit your and your family’s needs. Watch your home mail for more details – the next Spirit magazine from CHI will feature articles related to the Annual Enrollment process ...

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SafetyFirst: Have a Questioning Attitude

We should always think critically by questioning information we hear and see if it doesn’t fit with what we know. It's important to detect information and assumptions that can lead to erroneous decisions or actions, and to help ensure work activities are stopped when faced with uncertainty or unsafe conditions. Qualify, Validate & Verify is a three-step technique for processing raw information into fact ...

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Cultural Competence Corner
Launches across KentuckyOne

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion has launched Cultural Competence Corner to advance health equity, eliminate health disparities and deliver quality culturally-competent care. Originally created by the University of Louisville Hospital Diversity Committee, the Cultural Competence Corner has been expanded to be a resource for all of KentuckyOne Health ...

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Employee Achievements

Congratulations to the following employees for their recent awards, honors and recognitions! 

Carrie Dunn, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital
Bobbi Harned, Flaget Memorial Hospital
Caroline Johnson, University of Louisville Hospital
John Mader, Our Lady of Peace
Deborah Runner, Flaget Memorial Hospital
Gayle Sparrow, Flaget Memorial Hospital

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Don’t Bury the Lead and More Helpful Tips

In journalism, a good story lead should get to the main point quickly and concisely, and "hook" the reader so they'll want to read further. The first sentence or two should clearly convey the gist of the story. Approach your emails in the same fashion. Begin your emails with your main point (first two or three lines) and provide the secondary details below. This will capture the attention of your busy readers ...

Learn More: Email Etiquette Resources!

Citrix Improvements Bring Stability and
New URLs

As part of the effort to improve our IT infrastructure, we have upgraded the hardware and software for our KentuckyOne Health-based Citrix applications to reduce downtime, improve performance and functionality, and provide a more consistent user experience. This improvement means that the web address you use to access Citrix may have changed ...

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New Headlines & Events

Complimentary Chair Massages for Employees
(See Events Calendar for Facility Locations)

Jewish Hospital’s Rudd Heart and Lung Center Goes Pink

Security Alert: If You Have a Yahoo Account, Change Your Password(s) Now

Saint Joseph Berea to Open Outpatient Infusion Center

Welcome New Providers to KentuckyOne Health

InsideCHI Gets Fresh, New Look

Follow Important Safety Tips this Halloween

New IRIS Incident Reporting System Launches Oct. 4

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Walk to Remember Oct. 9

South Points Food Collaborative Brings Urban Agriculture to Hazelwood Neighborhood – Block Party Oct. 15

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