COVID-19 Update (08.03.2021)

Dear Community Partners, Like other hospitals across the region, we have a growing concern about how the nursing shortage impacts our ability to care for our communities in the middle of a pandemic. As a regional hospital that provides a layer of support to smaller critical access hospitals, we take care of patients transferred to…

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Neurologist Muhammad Amin, M.D., joins Stormont Vail Health

Stormont Vail Health is proud to announce that Muhammad Amin, M.D., has joined our team to practice as a neurologist, located at Cotton O’Neil Neurology, 901 S.W. Garfield Ave., Topeka, Kan., 66604. As a child, Dr. Amin’s mother had a chronic illness and he would accompany her to her medical appointments. These visits sparked his…

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The Stormont Vail Wound Care Center earns Center of Distinction Recognition from Healogics

The Stormont Vail Wound Care Center recently earned a Center of Distinction recognition from Healogics for four consecutive years. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 92 percent within 28 median days to heal. “Receiving this…

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COVID-19 Update (08.02.2021)

Dear Community Partners, Beginning with today’s COVID-19 Scorecard, we will provide the vaccination status of hospitalized patients. We will also be providing the number of COVID-19 patient discharges and deaths from the previous day and cumulative numbers of hospitalized and discharged patients and deaths. We are adding context to the COVID-19 positive testing rate related…

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COVID-19 Update (07.30.2021)

Dear Community Partners, We are at a crossroads in the COVID-19 pandemic that will define our lives and our community’s future. While there is mounting frustration among us – those who believe in or who dispel the value of the vaccines – we individually must listen to our conscience as a guide. As you consider…

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COVID-19 Update (07.29.2021)

Dear Community Partners, Just three hours and 28 minutes away from Topeka, a COVID-19 nightmare is playing out. Hospitals in southwest Missouri are overwhelmed with patients as the delta variant surges. Deaths are mounting. The two Springfield hospitals reported 27 COVID deaths last weekend alone. As of the past Monday, those hospitals combined had had…

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COVID-19 Update (07.28.2021)

Dear Community Partners, Get vaccinated. Wear a facemask – especially in public indoor settings. Social distance. Wash your hands. It’s déjà vu. These are all precautions we have heard and hopefully practiced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, with the highly transmissible and contagious delta variant in our region, these precautions are advised again, even for…

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Stormont Vail Health Hires Vice President and Regional Administrator

Stormont Vail Health is proud to announce that Mary Martell has accepted the role of Vice President and Regional Administrator. Her new role is based in Manhattan, Kan. and will focus on the Cotton O’Neil Manhattan clinic and health system operations including the construction of the new medical campus. In addition, Mary will work to…

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COVID-19 Update (07.27.2021)

Dear Community Partners, The delta variant is changing the COVID-19 pandemic playing field, adding a layer of complexity to understanding how the virus spreads and infects individuals. Additionally, vaccination status has become a topic of discussion with this highly transmissible variant. What is known is that those individuals who are unvaccinated have a higher risk…

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COVID-19 Update (07.22.2021)

Dear Community Partners, The year 2020 was a challenging one with the COVID-19 pandemic impacting nearly every facet of our lives. We pined for 2021 to get everything back to “normal.” Now the delta variant of the virus is spreading through our region and we are faced with the reality that the pandemic isn’t gone.…

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