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A Survival Guide to Staying Home

“Stay home!” With the rapid spread of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), scientists, medical professionals, politicians and even celebrities are pleading with people to stay safe in the comfort of their own homes. And while that may not be a problem for some, others are pulling their hair out trying to find enough things to do to […]

Stand up and Be Counted

In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. While it’s easy to write this invitation off as junk mail or place it at the bottom of your to-do list, your participation in the census is vital for so many reasons. Here are three reasons why your answers matter. […]

COVID-19: Just the Facts

What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is the disease in humans caused by the novel coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some of which cause infection in humans and others only in animals. The novel coronavirus is the new strain that has become infectious to humans. The symptoms commonly include cough, fever, shortness of breath […]

COVID-19 Readiness #1 – March 3, 2020

COVID-19 Readiness #1 – March 3, 2020 Message from Robert Kenagy, M.D., President and CEO, Stormont Vail Health While there are reports and speculations about the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to reassure the Kansas communities served by Stormont Vail Health that we are prepared to care for you and your families in […]

Heart Attack : Know the Signs

Hollywood has a way of dramatizing medical issues. This seems to be most prominent when it comes to heart attacks. However, as much as we may hate to admit it, the closest Hollywood has gotten in terms of realness of heart attack signs is perhaps “Grey’s Anatomy,” S14: E11 “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper.” (Now, before […]

Empowering Your New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s resolutions are a time-honored tradition all around the world. Every year, people list out wishes and goals for the upcoming year in hopes of achieving success. Unfortunately, according to a study conducted by the University of Scranton, only 8 percent of people actually achieve their resolution goals. It may come as no surprise […]

Seasonal Depression

Snow, holiday decorations, hot chocolate, ugly sweaters… it’s truly the most wonderful time of the year! Unfortunately, it can also be a time of great distress. Seasonal depression is more common than you may think. And with approximately 14 percent of Americans experiences the “winter blues,” it’s nothing to take lightly. As the weather gradually […]

2023 Strategic Roadmap Launch

Experience Together we create a health system that is the top choice for both health care and employment in our region. Team Member Experience: Foster a culture and workplace that supports the physical, emotional, and professional health of our team members. Consumer Experience: Be consumers’ first choice for health care services in our region, optimizing […]