We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health (Oct 13, 2022)
Dear Community Partners,
Here are today’s updates:
- Congressman LaTurner Visits Junction City Hospital
- Rose Vials Signed for Donate Life Rose Parade Float; Dr. Jack Jones Honored
- “To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight
- Walk with a Doc Saturday – Join Dr. Hashmi and Connie Wagers
Congressman LaTurner Visits Junction City Hospital
Rep. Jake LaTurner visited with Stormont Vail leadership Wednesday at Geary Community Hospital to learn about future plans of the Junction City hospital. The Congressman met with Dr. Rob Kenagy, Tracy O’Rourke and Deb Yocum of Stormont Vail and Margaret Grismer, Geary Community Hospital. A tour of the hospital followed with Alex Tyson and Keith Ascher, Geary County Commissioners, and Tami Robison, the county finance manager.
Stormont Vail is managing the hospital until the end of the year, when it will fully takeover operations and integrate the hospital and rural health clinic into the Stormont Vail system. Stormont Vail has been working in partnership with Geary County, the hospital’s board of trustees and the county Public Building Commission to transition and stabilize the Junction City healthcare organization to ensure healthcare for the community in the future.
Rose Vials Signed for Donate Life Rose Parade Float; Dr. Jack Jones Honored
Representatives of Stormont Vail Health signed vials of roses that will be placed on the Donate Life Rose Parade® float that helps inspire people across the country to save and heal lives with the powerful message of organ, eye and tissue donation. The signed vials will be placed on the float in honor of the donor heroes, families and staff at Stormont Vail Health.
Carol Perry, Dr. Kevin Dishman and Dr. Rob Kenagy signed roses that Midwest Transplant Network’s President and CEO Jan Finn brought to Topeka. Midwest Transplant Network is the organization that Stormont Health partners with when patients and families make the decision to give the gift of life, giving hope to both donor families and grateful recipients.
Cardiologist Jack Jones, M.D., also received a “You are Key” award for his efforts in a heart donation. He spoke to the transplant team and because of his collaboration, they accepted the heart. The donor hero’s heart was able to save the life of 51-year-old male from Midwest. Register today to become an organ, eye or tissue donor by visiting www.DonateLife.net.
“To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight
Tonight’s “To Your Health” will highlight Stormont Vail Radiology and the Women’s Center teams and the importance of their roles in healthcare. A simulation of what women can expect during appointments related to women’s health and breast cancer screenings will be shared during this segment which recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness month. 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 wibw.com.
Walk with a Doc Saturday – Join Dr. Hashmi and Connie Wagers
Participants of Stormont Vail Health’s “Walk With a Doc” on Saturday, Oct. 15, are invited to wear pink for breast cancer awareness and to support those who have had breast cancer. The walk, with Mehmood Hashmi, M.D., Connie Wagers and the Medical Imaging team, will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 15 on the east side of Washburn University by Lee Arena.