We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health (June 8, 2023)

Dear Community Partners,

Here are today’s updates:

  • Stormont Vail Earns Trauma Redesignation from KDHE
  • Marketing Team Garners Awards
  • “To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight
  • Stormont Vail Mentioned in Money Wise Magazine

Stormont Vail Earns Trauma Redesignation from KDHE

The trauma center at Stormont Vail Health continues to serve the community as a Level II Trauma Center as designated by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and as verified by institutional performance as outlined by the American College of Surgeons and endorsed by the Kansas Advisory Committee on Trauma. This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.

“Injuries are a leading cause of death and disability in Kansas. KDHE’s Trauma Program works to ensure those who are injured in Kansas have access to an organized system of trauma care that offers them the best chance of recovery,” said Janet Stanek, Secretary of KHDE. “On behalf of families and visitors in our state, I am extremely proud of Stormont Vail Health for accomplishing redesignation. This further demonstrates the commitment to provide optimal care and to improve trauma patient outcomes.”

First certified in 2006, the trauma center’s redesignation signals that Stormont Vail achieves and maintains strict adherence to rigorous standards for emergency care. Staff works to continuously improve, performing practice reviews, engaging staff across the organization and coordinating efforts.

Marketing Team Garners Awards

The Stormont Vail Marketing and Communications team was recognized for its great work at a recent conference of the Kansas Association of Health Care Communicators. The Emerald Awards recognize excellence in marketing and communications across Kansas hospitals.

Ryan Bishop, Video Production Specialist, received an Emerald Award for his video project “Welcome to Stormont Vail Health.” The video is being utilized in the recruitment of international nurses.

Certificates of Merits awarded include:

  • Digital Media Project – Bettering our Community – International Volunteer Day (Blog) by Maureen Kennedy, Creative Writer.
  • Social Media Project – International Women’s Day by MollyPatt Eyestone, Communications Supervisor.
  • Special Events – Remember, Reflect, Rise –  COVID-19 – Two Year Anniversary, Marketing Team.

Congratulations to the Marketing and Communications team!

“To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight

Learn about the importance of nutrition on health from Shelley Carley, MBA, RD, LD, Stormont Vail’s Clinical Nutrition Manager, on tonight’s “To Your Health.” The segment will air at 10 p.m. on WIBW-TV, Channel 13. The segment will typically repeat at 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. Fridays on 13 News This Morning and be posted on Shelley recently received two awards for her commitment to patient care and nutrition initiatives.

Stormont Vail Mentioned in Money Wise Magazine

When it comes to choosing a place to retire, Kansas recently made the list published in Money Wise magazine. In addition to an affordable cost of living and a central location, Kansas was cited for having a “number of high-quality medical facilities,” with Stormont Vail Health being mentioned by name. Kansas was listed at No. 20 of 25 best states to retire in this year.

We together,
Dr. Robert Kenagy

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