September 22, 2014 | Volume 3, Issue 38

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Rabbi Dr. Nadia Siritsky Joins KentuckyOne 

KentuckyOne Health welcomes Rabbi Dr. Nadia Siritsky, MSSW, BCC, as the new vice president of mission for Jewish Hospital, University of Louisville Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. “As I prepare to celebrate the holiday of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year), I feel blessed to begin this new chapter of my life and to be so warmly welcomed into the KentuckyOne Health family," Rabbi Dr. Siritsky said. 

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Saint Joseph Hospital Wins Special Pharmacy Achievement Award 

The Saint Joseph Hospital Department of Pharmacy and the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program were recipients of the 2014 Kentucky Society of Health-System Pharmacists (KSHP) Special Pharmacy Achievement Award. The team was recognized at the KSHP fall meeting, which was held Sept. 5. Saint Joseph Hospital was selected for its work in developing new techniques to improve sepsis-related outcomes.

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Flu Education Required for All Employees; Vaccination Recommended 

KentuckyOne employees must complete their influenza education requirements and receive their influenza vaccine, or submit a declination to employee health, by Dec. 15. The influenza vaccine is strongly recommended for everyone, including those who work in non-clinical areas. Mark your calendar; you need to complete the following "to-dos" by Dec. 15, 2014: 

• Mandatory Flu Education LEARN Module
• Receive Influenza Vaccine or Submit Declination 

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SafetyFirst Great Catch: Chasity Lane  

Certified Pharmacy Technician Chasity Lane, who is the lead pharmacy tech at Flaget Memorial Hospital, was restocking the cart in the cesarian-section surgery room on Sept. 10 when she noticed a single vial of anesthesia medicine included in a drawer full of bottles. Something was wrong. That bottle of Lidocaine didn’t belong next to the other medicine. All the other bottles contained medication that is safe to inject into the spine. That one bottle of Lidocaine wasn’t designed to be used that way. 

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SafetyFirst Focus: Read Back & Repeat Back to Ensure Accuracy  

As care providers, you communicate critical information every day. So by structuring your conversation based on the three steps below, you ensure the receiver has heard your message accurately, and you increase your productivity by decreasing time spent on errors. Here’s how it works: 

Sender/Nurse: I’m calling because Mrs. Campbell’s blood pressure has dropped to 78 over 50. 

Receiver/Physician: I understand. Mrs. Campbell’s blood pressure is now 78 over 50. 

Sender/Nurse: That is correct. 

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

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. 

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Headlines from Across KentuckyOne 

Flaget Memorial Hospital Featured in Healthcare Design Magazine 

UofL Physicians ALS Clinic Named Recognized Treatment Clinic, UofL to Launch ALS Research Program 

Saint Joseph London Earns ENERGY STAR Rating Efficiency 

KentuckyOne Health Urgent Care in Richmond Hosts Open House Sept. 23 

Saint Joseph Martin to Host Senior Health Festival Sept. 25 

Sacred Story Submissions Due Oct. 1 

University of Louisville Hospital to Host Community Health Fair Oct. 4 

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Upcoming Events 

KentuckyOne Health Urgent Care Open House Sept. 23 

Smoking Cessation Class Begins (MCJSW) Sept. 23 

Yoga Class at Medical Center Jewish Northeast Sept. 24 

Senior Health Festival in Martin 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 

CME/CEU: Movement Disorders Video Rounds Oct. 1 

Community Health Fair in Louisville Oct. 4 

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 Lex Walk Oct. 18 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Lvlle Walk Oct. 26 

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

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