A Message from Deborah Lee-Eddie, Interim CEO for the Louisville Market

Spring is in the air across Louisville and with it comes a fresh energy and excitement in our community. This is a special time of year in Louisville, as we prepare for the Derby festivities, and I hope that many of you were able to join the KentuckyOne party last Saturday to experience the excitement of Thunder Over Louisville from the roof of Jewish Hospital parking garage. What a special way for us to gather with friends and families and celebrate the start of Derby season and recognize our organization’s position in the middle of this vibrant community.
As we think about all of the people, experiences and interactions which make KentuckyOne Health a unique place, my mind quickly turns to the culture that you have  built, and continue to grow across our organization. I’m pleased that this week we launched our annual Performance Culture Assessment (PCA) program, which will be available for you to participate from April 15 to May 6. 
Please provide your honest feedback during this important survey. This is an opportunity to have your voice heard and share your experience and vision for the future of how we can continue to evolve our culture and make a difference for you, and ultimately better support our mission. Once again, we are striving for 100% participation so please make every effort to complete the survey.
I am fully aware that as we ask you to help shape our future culture evolution, we remain in a period of transition and uncertainty about the future ownership and operation of our facilities. This transition process is taking longer than we all expected and I sincerely appreciate your patience and continued focus through uncertain times. 
The transaction and negotiation process continues and we are engaged with both University of Louisville and BlueMountain Capital Management. It is important that the process is completed in a thoughtful way which positions our employees, physicians and operations to continue to succeed. The negotiation process is focused on the future of care in this community which includes the people and culture of care. This is yet another reason that the PCA surveys are important to help maintain continuity and support for our people.
Each day, there are more than 2,500 patient encounters across this organization and your focus on excellence and your passion for providing excellent care makes each of those interactions special. I am proud of the opportunity to lead and support you all and appreciate everything you do. Let’s kick off spring and Derby season together on a high note and keep making a difference for all those we serve.