September 15, 2014 | Volume 3, Issue 37

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​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Will Offer Online Retail for Accountable Care 

KentuckyOne Health has launched a new retail program to help give patients access to reliable products that will help improve health outcomes. The new e-commerce site,, will provide a secure mechanism for doctors and other health care providers to not only make recommendations about what patients need, but give access to products that providers feel are proven to be reliable and high quality, and that are in-stock.  

As we launch, we’d like to invite employees to look at the site and test it out. As a thank you, employees can use the code EMP20OFF to receive 20 percent off their purchase now through Oct. 31. 

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‘Pulse’ Survey Will Help Refresh Action Plans 

We will conduct an employee “pulse survey” this fall to gauge progress since our Performance Culture Assessment (PCA) in spring 2013. The pulse survey will include the same, but fewer questions as the full PCA. Facility leaders will use the results to refresh their PCA action plans. We will conduct a full PCA in spring 2015. Please watch for information about your chance to participate by providing feedback on your workplace experiences. 

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Project Win Delay 

Project Win, the enterprise-wide upgrade to Windows 7, Internet Explorer 9 and Office 2013, is changing its implementation schedule. The upgrade at KentuckyOne sites was originally scheduled to begin this month in the central and eastern market (former SJHS facilities, including Flaget). But due to scheduling and resourcing issues, the upgrade is now estimated to begin in October. Please look for future communications announcing the new start date of Project Win at these KentuckyOne sites.  

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ICD-10 Date Reset for Oct. 1, 2015; Work Continues throughout KentuckyOne 

CMS announced Oct. 1, 2015, as the new compliance date for ICD-10 implementation. Provider and staff education will be postponed until early 2015, closer to the go-live date. Current staff and provider LEARN assignments will be reset to begin in January and will be due July 31, 2015. On-site, live provider education is in the process of being rescheduled at KentuckyOne hospitals. A new ICD-10 awareness campaign is planned for later this fall. 

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Leadership Changes at Saint Joseph London 

Greg Gerard and Chris Schweighardt have left Saint Joseph London and are succeeded by Chuck Neumann and Joan Sevy Majers, who will serve in interim roles, while a permanent president and chief nursing officer (CNO) are recruited. KentuckyOne Health leadership was on site in London Sept. 10 to meet with physicians and employees to announce the changes. Chuck and Joan began work Sept. 11.

Thanks for Your Support at the State Fair! 

The KentuckyOne Health exhibit at the 2014 Kentucky State Fair was a huge success, in large part because of you – our employee volunteers. With your help, KentuckyOne conducted approximately 2,000 health screenings and provided health information to more than 56,000 visitors. Congratulations to the gift card drawing winners Monique Reed ($250), Robin Fisher ($100) and Stacy Florence ($100). View our thank-you ad, acknowledging our wonderful employee volunteers! 

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Submit Your Sacred Story by Oct. 1 

Each year, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) publishes a collection of Sacred Stories submitted by employees, physicians and staff members working at its organizations across the country. These stories are inspirational and provide excellent reflections at meetings, during breaks, or to share with a colleague or patient. Everyone working at our KentuckyOne facilities are invited to share their stories for consideration for the 16th edition of Sacred Stories. The deadline for submitting stories to your local mission leader is Oct. 1.  

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Shop Thousands of Items in Recognition Program 

Save your points or use them soon — it’s your choice. Redeeming recognition points is like online shopping, browsing through categories of items and adding to your cart. Your points even cover the shipping and tax. Click here for a short video about using your points. Log in to the site here and start shopping. 

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Last Week to Get Involved in the Kentuckiana Heart Walk 

So far, the KentuckyOne Health team has raised more than $30,000 for the Kentuckiana Heart Walk, which will go towards cardiovascular disease education and prevention. There is still time if you would like to walk or make a donation. To get started, click here. The walk is set for Sept. 20 at Waterfront Park in Louisville. The KentuckyOne team will take a group picture at 8:30 a.m. before the walk begins (meet in the KentuckyOne gathering tent at 8:15 a.m.) 

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Calling All Artists! 

Have you entered your artwork yet? The deadline is fast approaching. You have until Sept. 20 to enter your work for consideration to be displayed in the Employee Art Exhibition, which is part of the KentuckyOne Health Healing Art Program. A variety of two-dimensional media are sought, including oil, watercolor, charcoal, acrylic, drawings, mixed media, digital graphics and photography. Show off your work while you help people heal.

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'Fuel Your Spirit' Challenge Ends Today 

The “Fuel Your Spirit” Challenge concludes today, Sept. 15, at 11:59 p.m. To qualify for the 50 Healthy Spirit points, participants must have logged 12 days of eating at least one fruit and one vegetable per day. If you signed up for the challenge and are behind on tracking your fruits and veggies, you can still catch up by clicking the “Log Now” button next to the progress bar on your Healthy Spirit dashboard and recording previous days' intake. 

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Healthy Spirit: End of Quarter Nearing … Have You Earned Your 150 Points? 

The end of the third quarter of Healthy Spirit is nearing. You need to have 150 points logged in your My Healthy Spirit account by Sept. 30 to qualify for the $50 discount off your health insurance premium (or a $20 gift card if you are not enrolled in our medical plan). Spouses enrolled in our medical plan are eligible to earn the incentive, too. Note: Anyone hired after June 30 will automatically have 100 Healthy Spirit points “grandfathered” in to their account. 

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Donate Your Old Electronics, Support Those Less Fortunate 

Rather than clogging the landfill with old electronic devices, recycle them! KentuckyOne Health is partnering with Catholic Charities in Louisville to encourage employees, friends and family to bring them to an electronics drop-off day Sunday, Oct. 5 (noon-3 p.m. at St. Stephen Martyr), operated by E-Waste Systems, Inc. Not only does this protect the environment, but proceeds from the sale of recycled materials benefit Catholic Charities.  

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Join a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk 

KentuckyOne Health is committed to helping end this terrible disease. That’s why there will be one KentuckyOne team taking part in the Lexington walk Oct. 18, and another KentuckyOne team making strides in the Louisville event Oct. 26. Each walk is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor those who have battled the disease, and raise funds for research, support and outreach. 

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Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

KentuckyOne Receives Funding from the National Cancer Institute’s New Community Oncology Research Program 

Flaget Memorial Hospital Earns National Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer 

Saint Joseph Martin Awarded $15,750 Grant for Violence Prevention Initiative 

JHSM Foundation Receives $200,000 Grant to Help Curb Childhood Obesity through Farm-to-Family Initiative 

Flaget Memorial, VNA Nazareth Home Care Voted Best in their Class in Nelson County 

Louisville Magazine Recognizes Top Surgeons; Several KentuckyOne Employed or Affiliated Physicians Listed 

Mental Health Telemedicine Collaboration Now Connects SMEH Patients with Our Lady Of Peace Professionals 

Nominations Due Sept. 30 for 'Physician of the Year' Award at Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East 

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Upcoming Events 

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar in Elizabethtown Sept. 16 

Parkinson’s Disease Medication Mngt. Seminar Sept. 16 

Tai Chi Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Sept. 16 

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Sept. 17 

Tai Chi Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Sept. 18 

Berea Spoonbread Festival Begins Sept. 19 

Berea Spoonbread Fest & 5K Race & 1-Mile Walk Sept. 20 

Kentuckiana Heart Walk Sept. 20 

Walk with a Doc at Iroquois Park Sept. 20 

Smoking Cessation Class Begins (MCJSW) Sept. 23 

Tai Chi Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Sept. 23 

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Sept. 24 

Tai Chi Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Sept. 25 

Flaget Community Health and Wellness Fair Sept. 27 

Walk with a Doc at Shawnee Sept. 27 

Lunch & Learn: Better Sleep (ULH) Sept. 30 

Tai Chi Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Sept. 30 

CME/CEU: Movement Disorders Video Rounds Oct. 1 

Race for the Cure Oct. 4 

Recycle Your Electronics Event in Louisville Oct. 5 

19th Annual Doctors' Ball Oct. 18 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Oct. 18-Lex 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Oct. 26-Lvlle 

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

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