We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health (Feb 22)

Dear Community Partners, Here are today’s updates: Deb Yocum: Trading Spreadsheets for Alpacas Deb Yocum had no idea as a new staff accountant assigned to handle the books of an internal medicine clinic that someday it would evolve into a 35-year career in healthcare administration. In short order, Deb was hired in 1988 by the…

Read More

We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health (Feb 20)

Dear Community Partners, Here are today’s updates: Supporting You: How Our Benefits Promote Your Educational Goals The decision to take college courses toward completing your baccalaureate or advanced degree requires an investment of both your time and financial resources. Stormont Vail Health offers you two types of support – one during your education process and…

Read More

We Recognize Tammy Barber, January Person of the Moment

Soft-heartedness and technical expertise are equally vital in phlebotomy. After all, better draws (and consequently, results) naturally happen when patients feel more comfortable and relaxed – something that’s easier said than done. For this reason, the best phlebotomists have the expertise and empathy to put patients at ease, even during intense vulnerability or distress. That’s…

Read More

We Recognize Tracy O’Rourke, Hero in Healthcare

As Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Tracy O’Rourke wears many hats, from financial management to resource allocation to quality improvement and patient safety – with the ultimate goal of helping patients receive higher-quality, more accessible care. Patient advocacy underlies (and complements) Tracy’s extensive business and healthcare expertise, which have gone a long way…

Read More

We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health (Feb 08)

Dear Community Partners, Here are today’s updates: Todd Crane, M.D., FACEP, Welcomed to Flint Hills Campus Emergency Department Stormont Vail Health proudly welcomes Dr. Todd Crane, a board-certified emergency medicine specialist, to the Flint Hills Campus Emergency Department, Junction City.  A native Iowan, Dr. Crane has considered himself a “Kansas guy” since moving to Manhattan…

Read More

ACHE Regent Award

Tracy O’Rourke Recognized for Exceptional Service & Leadership We proudly announce that Tracy O’Rourke, FACHE, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has been named the American College of Healthcare Executives’ 2023 Kansas Regent Award Recipient for demonstrating exceptional service and leadership to the Kansas chapter and the profession. We recognized Tracy’s achievement on Tuesday,…

Read More

Best of 2023

Thank you to the community that supports us & recognizes our efforts to bring you excellence. The Best of Topeka is a community choice awards program, sponsored by The Topeka-Capital-Journal, that allows the public to nominate and vote on the best businesses and services the area has to offer. In 2023, we were honored to…

Read More

We Recognize Wallace Brennan, December Person of the Moment

Patients with special healthcare needs, such as physical, cognitive, or developmental impairments, often need extra support. Unfortunately, finding these much-needed resources to meet these needs can be overwhelming for both patients and their caregivers. That’s where education program specialists like Wallace Brennan come in. These professionals offer education and assistance to help patients and their…

Read More

We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health (Jan 18)

Dear Community Partners, Here are today’s updates: Blood Donations Needed; Info on “To Your Health” Tonight Blood donations are extremely important at this time as the Community Blood Center this week issued an official “Blood Emergency” to alert the community that donors are needed. The Blood Center said donations have been down in the past…

Read More

We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health (Jan 09)

Dear Community Partners, Here are today’s updates: Carol Degenhardt Receives Extraordinary Care Award Congratulations to Carol Degenhardt, Social Work Manager in Case Management, for being awarded the Stormont Vail Health Extraordinary Care Award winner. This award is the highest recognition of Small Moments. It honors a team or individual who has made a significant impact…

Read More