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It’s a Hot One, Folks!

Ugh! Sweat… so much sweat! Summer is hot, and this summer in particular is a HOT ONE. For many of us, the summer heat is an inconvenience, but it can bring serious health concerns. Each year, more than 600 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat. Fortunately, many heat-related deaths and illnesses […]

Summertime and the Trauma’s Easy

Awww, summer! Warm weather, no school, family vacations… It’s the perfect time to kick back in a lawn chair and relax. Unfortunately, for the quick response team in the Stormont Vail Trauma Center, summer is anything but relaxing. In fact, adult trauma cases rise by 25 to 30 percent during the summer months. Here are […]

Kudos to Our Team!

Stormont Vail Health’s battle cry throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been “We Together.” You see, it takes all of us working together to improve, empower and achieve better health for our patients, our staff and our community. As we celebrate Health Care Week (May 10-16), we are putting extra emphasis on “We.” We’ll be celebrating […]

Celebrating Our Nurses

It’s difficult to find positive lessons regarding coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). While many media outlets continue to focus on the death toll and the dangers of this worldwide pandemic, we wanted to take a moment to shine a light of positivity on the brave men and women who risk their lives to ensure our safety. As […]

Get Out…But Stay Safe!

We’ve all heard the message by now – “Stay home, save lives!” But staying at home doesn’t mean lock the doors, close the blinds and sit in darkness waiting for COVID-19 to blow over, only to emerge bearded, pale and on the verge of losing your sanity. As spring weather continues to warm, people are […]

Counting Children

May 2nd is National baby Day, a day to celebrate the smallest people in the U.S. It is important to remember to count any children who are living with you in your response to the 2020 Census. This includes foster children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Shape your future and the future of our children. Respond […]

COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Treatments: Stormont Vail Health is registered in the U.S. Mayo Clinic-lead protocol: Expanded Access Program for Convalescent Plasma. Four patients have been registered at Stormont Vail Health as of April 15, 2020. As a participating organization, we are committed to supporting processes to refer local patients to become plasma donors. To date, […]

I was Scared

Why did I start working at Stormont Vail Health? I started working at Stormont after I had a life-changing experience. In 2016 I had a child and after his 2-month shots he went unconscious and got very sick. We started at another hospital and they could not provide the care he needed so we came […]

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 […]