September 28, 2015 | Volume 4, Issue 38
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Join Us During Breeders’ Cup Festival Week – Volunteers Needed!

KentuckyOne Health is the title sponsor of the Breeders’ Cup Festival Week, to be held Oct. 24-31 in Lexington. Volunteers are needed to represent KentuckyOne at various festival venues. Help out in the KentuckyOne Health “Paddock” downtown or in our booth at the Red Mile. The week's events will include outdoor concerts, art shows, horse farm and distillery tours, parades, parties, food, a 5K run/walk, and more! Sign up to volunteer by Oct. 12 ...

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PTO Changes for January 2016 –
What You Need to Know

As a reminder, changes will be implemented to our PTO plans in the first, full pay period in January. For all of the detailed information, please visit the Taking Time Off page on My Healthy Spirit. Here you can read through the high level changes, and a detailed Frequently Asked Questions document with information about a second PTO cash out that will be conducted in January. You also can click here to read the Q&A.

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Last Chance to Earn Wellness Dollars

It’s not too late to earn dollars for your health account by participating in the Healthy Spirit Wellness Program. All wellness activities must be completed by Nov. 30 to be eligible for health account contributions. Are you missing out on part or all of the $300/employee, $600/employee and spouse health account maximum? Even if you have not participated in the program this year, now is the perfect time to get started!

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Get Ready: ICD-10 Transition is Oct. 1

The ICD-10 compliance deadline is now only days away. Preparation has included training, testing and cross-walking ICD-9 codes to ICD-10 codes. Virtual division and national go-live command centers will be available to support staff beginning Oct 1.

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PCA Scores Reflect Successful Leadership

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2015 Performance Culture Assessment. Our highest scores reflected leaders’ efforts to provide learning opportunities, build teamwork and recognize your good work. To continue building the culture we’ll be sharing success stories from various facility leaders in the months ahead. In addition, we congratulate the leaders whose departments had the overall highest scores (top decile); view the list ... 

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Project GreenPrint Expands to Jewish Hospital, Frazier Rehabilitation Locations

Project GreenPrint, the systemwide initiative to support and manage all of CHI’s internal printing functions, will expand to four new locations this week:  

Sept. 28-29: Jewish Hospital
Sept. 29-30: Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart & Lung Center
Oct. 1: Frazier Rehabilitation Institute
Oct. 1: Jewish Hospital Outpatient Care Center

CHI and Ricoh are working together on Project GreenPrint, and employees at the four locations above can expect visits from the Ricoh project team in the next few days.

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People on the Move

Bruce Tassin (left) Named Saint Joseph Hospital President, Lexington Market Leader: Beginning Nov. 9, Bruce Tassin, MBA, will join KentuckyOne Health from CHRISTUS Health. Read More

Jeffrey Lawrence Named Director of Surgical Services for Jewish Hospital: Beginning Oct. 12, Jeffrey Lawrence, RN, BSN, MSN, MHA, NE-BC, will join KentuckyOne from Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services. Read More

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Culture Journey: Filters

The ninth concept your leader will be sharing with you this October to help us achieve our desired KentuckyOne culture is Filters. Practicing this concept will help us to always provide safe, quality care and exceptional service. We often assume that everyone sees the world the way we do; thinks and behaves the way we do; and, if they don’t, they certainly should. This is a false assumption. There are fundamental differences in how people see the world and how they react to various situations.

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Managing Our Personal Energy

Our culture concept of Energy, which your leader should have introduced to you last month, encourages us to find ways to better create positive energy in ourselves and share it with those we influence and provide care. Brian Yanofchick, senior vice president of mission integration for KentuckyOne, shares with us his thoughts on managing Energy, and how important this concept is to excelling in our culture journey.

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Celebrate Fall at Great Wolf Lodge;
Enjoy KentuckyOne Health Discount

Great Wolf is gearing up for some fall fun! Enjoy thrills and chills as we celebrate Howl-O-Ween. This October, grab your costume and head to Great Wolf Lodge for a spooktacular time. Festivities include a trick-or-treat trail, monster bash dance party and costume parades. KentuckyOne Health employees can enjoy 20%-off of room rates when booking using the code JHOS402A ...   

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Win an African Safari Adventure

As a fundraiser for the 2015 Doctors' Ball on Oct. 17, the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's Foundation is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a 7-night photo safari adventure for two in Africa. Raffle tickets are $100 each, and only 250 tickets will be sold. Learn more and purchase tickets online here. KentuckyOne employees also can purchase raffle tickets through payroll deduction ...

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On-site Job Fair at Our Lady of Peace

Our Lady of Peace is holding an on-site job fair/open house on Sept. 30 for registered nurses, mental health technicians, assessment clinicians and housekeeping staff. Tell your friends! (For those who apply, make sure they know to list you as the referring employee and you could be eligible for referral awards.) The job fair will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., with appetizers, giveaways, door prizes, tours and on-site interviews.

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More Headlines & Events

CHI Part of Pope Francis’ First Visit to the U.S.

Flaget Memorial Hospital Recognized as a Five Star® Hospital

‘Peace for Parents’ Seminar on Managing Challenging Behaviors in Children and Adolescents Oct. 1

Saint Joseph London Maternity Fair Oct. 2

‘Physician of the Year’ Nominations for Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East Due Oct. 2

Blood Drive at Jewish Hospital Oct. 16

Donate Old Cell Phones to HopeLine, a Fundraising Drive to Combat Domestic Violence, by Oct. 16

Yes, Mamm! 5K Race in Nicholasville Oct. 17

Doctors' Ball at Marriott Louisville Downtown Oct. 17

Louisville National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Walk Oct. 17

KentuckyOne Health Breeders’ Cup Festival Oct. 24-31

Statewide Trauma and Emergency Medicine Symposium (Earn CE!) Nov. 4-6

Evening with the S*T*A*R*S Nov. 7

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