October 6, 2014 | Volume 3, Issue 40

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Becoming KentuckyOne is Building a Desired Culture 

A message from KentuckyOne President & CEO Ruth Brinkley: Developing a strong KentuckyOne culture is a critical factor in helping us achieve our purpose: to bring wellness, healing and hope to all. In order to do this, we need all employees to engage in our culture-shaping efforts. Only with broad engagement will we gain the momentum and mass to move our culture in the right direction. Leaders throughout KentuckyOne have spent the last year learning and applying concepts that support personal change. They will be sharing these concepts with you beginning in November.  

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Nursing Vision for KentuckyOne is Unveiled 

Under the leadership of Chief Nursing Officer Dr. Velinda Block, a team of KentuckyOne Health’s nursing leaders developed a vision for nursing across the system: 

KentuckyOne nurses are leaders distinguished by evidence-based practice, exquisite service to others, and safe, effective care. Nationally renowned for our innovative practice environment, our nurses will achieve the highest level of outcomes by partnering with patients, their families and our communities.  

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Happiness in Health Care 

Compassionate care is a cornerstone of the Purpose & Values of KentuckyOne Health. In February 2013, KentuckyOne became the first health system to endorse Louisville’s commitment to become a more compassionate city through the Compassionate Cities Campaign. We adopted a Charter of Compassion to officially showcase our organizational commitment to the value of compassion in our work.  

To encourage you to reconnect to the heart of your practice, we invite you to attend the inaugural "Happiness in Healthcare" event on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Portland Promise Center. All health care workers are invited, and continuing education credit is available for nurses. Enjoy a day of fun, music, art, inspiration and excitement.  

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Healthy Spirit 4th Quarter Challenge Begins 

The theme is “Celebrate Your Spirit” and focuses on eating healthy, exercising and practicing good stress management as we progress into the holiday season. The Challenge is a workshop in My Healthy Spirit that addresses these topics and allows you to progress through the information at your own pace. You will receive 50 Healthy Spirit Points when you complete the workshop. You must have 200 Healthy Spirit Points logged in your My Healthy Spirit account by Dec. 31 in order to qualify for the 4th quarter wellness incentive. 

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Frazier Patients Move Therapy Outdoors with New NeuroRehab Therapy Garden 

Frazier Rehab Institute NeuroRehab Program patients at the Brownsboro location will soon take their rehab work outside, thanks to the vision of former patient Colleen O’Malley and two of her occupational therapists, Erin Barton and Lauren Adams. The team’s vision was to create a therapy garden at the facility that could be used for occupational therapy and experiential activities that support neurological development. Research supports the therapeutic benefits of gardening. On Sept. 26, patients, therapists and volunteers joined together to build the garden. 

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SafetyFirst Great Catch: Shelly McCane 

Shelly McCane is an emergency department tech at Saint Joseph Hospital. One day in August, a 58-year-old man came to the ED with non-specific complaints. His initial EKG was performed at 1101. It was negative. Shelly noticed his appearance had changed, and went to the bedside to check on him. She notified the RN, repeated his EKG per protocol, and immediately took the results to the on-duty emergency physician. The second EKG, which was performed at 1134, was positive for an acute myocardial infarction. Cardiology was contacted, and the patient was rushed to the cath lab, where he underwent a successful intervention.  

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Saint Joseph London Takes Part in World Chicken Festival 

When the streets of London were inundated with 150,000 World Chicken Festival-goers last weekend, the staff at Saint Joseph London took the opportunity to set up a booth and give out thousands of handouts about healthy habits. Hospital staff members volunteered to man the booth on Main Street, and some also worked the parking lot for a healthy communities fundraiser.  

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Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

Jewish Hospital's Rudd Heart And Lung Center Goes Pink 

KentuckyOne, Lexus and LM Communications Team Up to Provide Access to Mammograms 

Jewish Hospital Shelbyville Awarded $15,000 Grant for Violence Prevention Project Start Up 

KentuckyOne Health Donation Helps First Responders Save Lives in Bullitt County 

New Medicare Advantage Plan (StableView Health) Enters Select Kentucky Markets 

Failure to Follow Doctor's Advice on Prescription Medications Can Have Negative Health Consequences 

KentuckyOne Health and University of Louisville to Host Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium Oct. 10 

"Happiness in Healthcare" Inaugural Event is Oct. 11 in Louisville; Earn 3.1 Nursing CEUs 

Evening with the STARS Gala to Honor Physicians and Community Volunteers 

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Upcoming Events 

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Oct. 8 

Peace for Parents: Free Seminar on ADHD Oct. 9 

Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium Oct. 10 

CEU: Happiness in Health Care Oct. 11 

Race for the Cure in Louisville Oct. 11 

Walk with a Doc in Bardstown Oct. 11 

Walk with a Doc at Parklands Oct. 11 

Walk to Remember in Mount Sterling Oct. 12 

Insulin Options in the Hospital Setting (SJH) Oct. 13 

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Oct. 15 

19th Annual Doctors' Ball Oct. 18 

Walk with a Doc at Iroquois Park Oct. 18 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Lex Walk Oct. 18 

Peace For Parents: Managing Difficult Behaviors Oct. 21 

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Oct. 22 

Walk with a Doc at Shawnee Oct. 25 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Lvlle Walk Oct. 26 

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Oct. 29 

2014 Acute Care Symposium Oct. 29 

Ribbon Cutting: Expanded Breast Center at SJE Oct. 29 

26th Annual Evening with the S*T*A*R*S Nov. 15 

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