Latest Edition - KentuckyOne Health

January 29, 2015
The Perfect Balance:
By Damian P. “Pat” Alagia, MD
Chief Physician Executive
In March of last year, many of you
completed a physician satisfaction
survey. Of all the information compiled
from the survey--available through your chief medical
officer--the most compelling by far was your interest in three
main themes: 1) involvement in decision-making with the
administrative team; 2) communication from the
administrative team on matters that affect your professional
life; and 3) responsiveness of the administrative team to
issues involving the care of your patients. Read more…
Reflections on Progress—Outlook to Success
Kendra Grubb, MD
Louisville Magazine
Cardiovascular Surgery
Jason Harris, MD
General Surgery
Joshua Steiner, MD
KentuckyOne Health Break
Bariatric Surgery
Caresse Wesley, DO
WVLK AM Medical Minute
Family Medicine
A Video Message from Ruth Brinkley
As 2015 begins, Ruth Brinkley, president and
CEO KentuckyOne, reflects on important
milestones and financial progress achieved in
2014 through the hard work and dedication of all
physicians and employees. Also, she shares
goals and enthusiasm for continued success in
2015 and beyond. Watch VIDEO. Read more…
In the Spotlight
Debra Riley, M.S.N., D.N.P., F.N.P-c., P.N.P-c.,
has been hired by KentuckyOne Health Partners to
serve as the regional director for western Kentucky.
In this role, she will work with providers to improve
the health, wellness and quality of care for
populations or groups of patients. Read more…
KentuckyOne is excited to introduce a new
pediatric ophthalmology service at Saint Joseph
East provided by Palak Wall, MD. Fellowshiptrained at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Wall is a
board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in
pediatric care.
Jan. 29: Jewish Hospital
Quarterly Physicians
Feb. 6: Physician
Communication Survey
Feb 18: Medical Staff
Town Hall Luncheon (Sts.
Mary & Elizabeth)
March: Medical
Interpreter Qualification
Program Courses
High Tech Health
Surgeons Perform First Islet Auto-Transplantation
Surgeons at Jewish Hospital are the first in the state to
perform the alternative procedure of islet autotransplantation. Only a hand-full of physicians around the
world can say the same. Read more…
“Widowmaker” No Match for Team at SMEH
The team discovered a heart lesion known as a
“widowmaker,” which exhibits no symptoms and often
results in unexpected death. But, not in the hands of the
team at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. Read more…
Safety, Quality, and Service- Strategic Priorities for 2015
To work most effectively as a system, it is important that physicians and clinical providers are aware of
our objectives regarding Safety, Quality, and Service.
Objectives, Benchmarks & Measurements:
1. Improve Patient Access
As measured by a Transfer Center “acceptance rate” of 80 percent and a reduced LOS to meet
or exceed budget in each facility.
2. Reduce Readmissions
As measured by Premier’s unplanned readmission metric by 5 percent.
3. Improve Performance on Core Measures
As measured by seven metric sets: AMI, HF, PN, SCIP, STK, VTE, and IMM. Scores based on
performance through March 2015. Aim to reduce misses by 10 percent.
4. Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections
Each facility with two or fewer CAUTIs or CLABSIs will maintain or reduce the incidence.
Facilities with more than two will reduce the incidence by 25 percent.
5. Improve Performance on HCAHPS
Increase the overall rating of each hospital by 10 percentile points, as measured by the fourth
quarter results.
More News
Virtual Library
Physician Finder
Physician News Online
Inside CHI (Employed)
LEARN (Employed)
Sue Downs, Flaget
Memorial Hospital
President, Recognized by
Becker’s Hospital Review
Healthy Lifestyle Center
Grand Opening
Allscripts User Support
Sites Provide Access to
System Resources
AEHR Implementation
Complete Across KYOne
Virtual Library Article of the Week
The American Diabetes Association recently
updated its “Standards of Medical Care in
Diabetes”. Click here to request a PDF of the
January 2015 comprehensive position
statement covering all components of diabetes
evaluation and care, common co-morbid
conditions, treatment goals and tools to
evaluate quality care.
UpToDate® Mobile App is Now
Free UpToDate® mobile app for iOS®,
Android™, or Windows 8 device is now
available for KYOne employees. Read more…
For the online version, visit