young mother breast feeding her baby girl at sunny day

August 1, 2014

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Breastfeeding has multiple health benefits for both infants and mothers.  For infants, it decreases the incidence and severity of many infectious diseases, reduces infant mortality and optimally supports neurodevelopment.  It also decreases infants’ risk of becoming obese later in childhood.  For mothers, breastfeeding decreases the risks of breast and ovarian cancers, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and […]

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June 13, 2014

National Nursing Assistants Week Spotlight Carissa Felt, NCT

There are many different types of procedures and protocols that Nursing Care Techs are responsible for knowing. And in some instances there comes a time when competencies need to be refreshed and renewed. One specific example is the Guldman Lift,  which some NCTs in the PICU were a bit uncomfortable using. In the spirit of […]

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June 12, 2014

National Nursing Assistants Week Spotlight Rochelle Lowe, NCT

Nursing Care Techs make a difference at UK HealthCare.   This is the week to recognize this group of staff. Here’s a story from the Hospice Weekend Nurse which relates how nursing care techs really contribute: “I just wanted to send you a quick note of praise for Amy Cannon, RN and Rochelle Lowe, NCT who […]

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June 11, 2014

The 37th Annual National Nursing Assistants Week June 12-19 2014

Thank a Nursing Care Tech this week! June 12-19 is National Nursing Assistants week and UK HealthCare is celebrating! In appreciation for the Nursing Care Technicians contribution to excellent patient care there will be two receptions held on June 12, 2014. The locations for the receptions are: Good Samaritan Hospital, Cafeteria from 5pm-7pm and Chandler […]

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June 4, 2014

Patient Portal Employee Sign Up Today & Wednesday June 11, 2014

I admit I had heard a lot about the new patient portal and the upcoming live date. I have been getting really wonderful updates via email from Mike Rushing of UKHC IT and his team. The portal sounds like a remarkable step forward in convenience, transparency and service to our patients and families. I also […]

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June 3, 2014

Luau for Life

Do you know about the Pediatric Cancer Survivor Picnic? Every year, a group of VERY dedicated nurses and staff from the KCH work to provide a day of fun and play, away from the needles, pain and scary reality of cancer, for the families and patients of our Peds Cancer program. This picnic is sponsored […]

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April 1, 2014

There is still time!

We are currently at a 73% response rate for the Employee Engagement survey – that is great but 100% would be better!  Our Wildcats could not have reached the Final Four with 73% team participation!  Coach Cal needs 100% participation from his team and we need it from the UK HealthCare team as well.  There […]

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March 28, 2014

Surely you want to tell us what you think……

Don’t let this opportunity to tell us how you think things are progressing pass you by!   As of today we are at a 68% response for the Employee Engagement Survey.   This is really good, but be only have 2 more days to reach 100%.  If you are part of the 32% who have not completed […]

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March 27, 2014

We are at 65% today!

Great work!   We have increased our survey response rate from 45% on Monday to 65% today, but let’s keep pushing forward.   That 100% response rate is in sight!!  Remember – the survey closes at midnight on March 30th.  Go Blue

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March 26, 2014

Keep it going!!

Our Employee Engagement Survey response rate today is 61%!!  Great job – but how about let’s shoot for 100% — I think we can! A reminder was sent to all employees this morning from our vendor, Morehead Associates.  It included the link and unit code in case you may have misplaced yours.   But remember, don’t […]

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