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COVID-19 Update (Oct 14, 2021)

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Dear Community Partners,

Stormont Vail Health has many connections with Washburn University – through alumni, academic programs that educate future healthcare professionals and more – and our connection with Washburn will be even more visible this weekend.

  • We are hosting our second “Walk with a Doc” from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, starting from the east side of Lee Arena on the Washburn campus. Dr. Samantha Muppalla, Family Medicine, will lead this free community health event after providing some brief health information. It will be cancelled in the event of rain. Masks are required, social distancing is encouraged and participants must be vaccinated. Stormont Vail is hosting a “Walk with a Doc” every month at Washburn. The next walk will be Nov. 20.
  • At the 1 p.m. Saturday kick off for Washburn vs. Northwest Missouri State University football game, we’ll be the ones cheering for the Ichabods at Yager Stadium. This football game is the official “Pink Game” which raises awareness for breast cancer. Our Community Engagement team will be providing breast cancer awareness materials and sharing information about the no-cost mammograms available for eligible individuals through the Race Against Breast Cancer.
  • On Thursday, Oct. 21, Stormont Vail will be back on campus for women’s volleyball at 6 p.m. in Lee Arena against the University of Central Missouri. As another “Pink Game,” we plan to again provide the community with breast cancer screening information.

We invite our team and community to join us for these special events at Washburn.

Here are today’s updates:

  • Stormont Vail’s Magnet Application Accepted
  • “To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight
  • COVID-19 Scorecard (English and Spanish)
  • COVID-19 Vaccines

Stormont Vail’s Magnet Application Accepted

Stormont Vail Health’s application to redesignate as a Magnet facility has been accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Stormont Vail has earned Magnet recognition three times since 2009. The organization will now prepare a document providing evidence of its nursing and organizational excellence to be submitted by Aug. 1, 2022. There are 570 Magnet designated facilities in the world. Of the hospitals in the United States, 8.9% are designated Magnet.

“To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight

Stormont Vail nurse Samantha Glenn will share her story about the loss of her baby to raise awareness about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) on tonight’s “To Your Health” segment at 10 p.m. on WIBW-TV, Channel 13. The segment will typically repeat at 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. Fridays on 13 News This Morning and be posted on wibw.com. October is SIDS Awareness Month.

COVID-19 Scorecard

Here’s a look at today’s COVID-19 scorecard:

  • We have 19 inpatients who are COVID-19 positive. The percentage of hospital patients who are unvaccinated over the past 30 days is 80%. Vaccinated is defined as fully vaccinated individuals for greater than 14 days since the last immunization.
  • From the previous day – COVID-19 inpatient discharges: 7. Deaths: 1.
  • We have 46 COVID-19 positive patients in the outpatient Enhanced Primary Care program.
  • The percentage of patients testing positive for COVID-19 at Stormont Vail facilities the past seven days is 8.3% percent. The percent of positive cases who are unvaccinated is 72%.

COVID-19 Vaccines

  • We have administered 91,950 vaccinations, which includes first, second and booster doses of the vaccine.
  • COVID-19 vaccines are available through the Stormont Vail Retail Pharmacy, 2252 S.W. 10th
  • To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment:

We together,
Dr. K

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