We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health (Mar 03, 2022)
Dear Community Partners,
Here are today’s updates:
- What We Know
- Couture for Cancer and “To Your Health” Feature Stormont Vail Nurse Practitioner and Mom
- Popcorn is Back!
- New Door Screening to Start Monday at Three Locations
- Current Status at Stormont Vail Health (English and Spanish)
What We Know
The World Health Organization released a brief Wednesday that says the prevalence of anxiety and depression increased 25% in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The WHO called for a commitment in strengthening mental health resources, including a greater investment by governments around the globe to support those services.
Couture for Cancer and “To Your Health” Feature Stormont Vail Nurse Practitioner and Mom
Robin McKay, nurse practitioner at the Cotton O’Neil Cancer Center, and her mother, Deb Ronnebaum, share their story of her mom’s cancer journey and the importance of getting a mammogram in tonight’s “To Your Health” segment at 10 p.m. on WIBW-TV, Channel 13. Robin also tells how her experience in caring for oncology patients changed when her mother became the patient. The WIBW segment about Robin and her mom will repeat at 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. Fridays on 13 News This Morning and be posted on wibw.com.
Robin will be the featured speaker at the American Cancer Society’s Couture for Cancer event this Saturday, and her mom will be a model in the runway show with other cancer survivors modeling clothing from local boutiques and national designers. Couture for Cancer is a virtual event from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Registration is free at https://Couture22.givesmart.com. The website is also where the event will be live-streamed. There will be a pre-event 15 minutes before start time. Stormont Vail Health is a sponsor of the event.
Thank you Robin, for raising awareness of the importance of screening mammograms and your dedication and care of our patients.
Popcorn is Back!
Don’t be CORNfused. Things are going to start POPPING in your work area. The popular popcorn is back!
- Popcorn Fridays will be every Friday at the hospital.
- Stormont Vail locations not within walking distance of the hospital will celebrate First Friday Popcorn Day on the first Friday of each month. Popcorn will be delivered to those areas.
Distribution in the hospital will be:
- 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Pavilion first floor lobby every Friday in the hospital.
- Around 7 p.m. on Fridays bagged popcorn will be available in the Sunflower Terrace Cafeteria.
Even Butter: Both Food Connection and Sunflower Terrace Cafeteria will offer 50-cent fountain drinks on Popcorn Fridays. The popcorn program is supported by the Stormont Vail Auxiliary Round-Up Campaign and the Stormont Vail Foundation.
New Door Screening to Start Monday at Three Locations
A new door screening process will be rolled out across the system by March 20, but three locations will be affected sooner due to staffing.
The new door screening process begins Monday, March 7, at three locations – Cotton O’Neil NOTO, Cotton O’Neil Pediatrics-Gage and Behavioral Health. Door screeners will no longer be at these locations.
Team members at that locations need to read signage with screening questions at employee entrances. If no risk criteria pertains to them, they can scan their employee badge at the designated scanner and enter. If team members answer “yes” to any questions, they should leave and call the Call Before You Go line (784-354-6000). Employees only need to scan once a day. Dated stickers will not be issued at clinics.
Only the employees should enter during this process. Please ensure patients and visitors do not enter at this time as they need to enter main facility doors, review screening questions and go to registration.
Current Status at Stormont Vail Health
- 23 inpatients are COVID-19 positive.
- 82% of recent COVID-19 admissions are unvaccinated or had last dose/booster more than 6 months ago.
- COVID-19 inpatient discharges (previous day): 6 Deaths: 0.
- 11 COVID-19 positive patients in the outpatient Enhanced Primary Care program.
- 7.1% of people tested for COVID-19 at Stormont Vail facilities the past seven days were positive.
- 7 team members and 2 providers on contact leave for COVID-19.
- 101,828 vaccinations (included boosters) administered.
- To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment:
- Use online scheduling assistant at stormontvail.org/covid19/vaccine
- Call (785) 270-4786.