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Not Alone

Pictured: Alicia’s colleague, Mary Evans, meditating in her office.  As a therapist in the Outpatient Behavioral Health setting, I am blessed to teach and practice skills to help manage anxiety and stress on a daily basis. Although these tools are incredibly handy, I’d be lying if I said that I haven’t been shaken by the […]

Coming Together to Care

I am humbled each time I answer a call or respond to a request from the community to serve our teams with their generous donations. We have an incredible community of support! Our partners, volunteers and neighbors have shown their care through donations of homemade masks, food for staff, donations of personal protective equipment, offers […]

Feeling Blessed

As a therapist on the Behavioral Health Intervention Team at the main hospital, I regularly treat individuals struggling with depression and anxiety.  As the COVID-19 pandemic hit our community I found myself struggling with my own anxieties and feelings of isolation and separation from close family members due to “social distancing.”  As I have made […]

Together We Are Family

Approximately 25 years, 9,125 days, 219,000 hours, 13,140,000 minutes, 788,400,000 seconds combined dedication to the medical field between the three of us. Truthfully, as healthcare providers, we never stop and separate home from work. We are on the constant road to finding ways of making our next shift easier for ourselves individually, increase the quality […]

We’re All in this Together

Oooh, all the negative press and attempts to make yesterday look like a nasty assault against employees instead of the preservation of jobs strategy it really was has me heated. I believe I speak for MANY employees of this organization when I say that, if asked, I would not have hesitated for a second to […]

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 […]