COVID-19 Update (Oct 28, 2021)
Dear Community Partners,
Next Tuesday, Nov. 2, we each have the opportunity to experience civic engagement at the polls.
While the voter registration deadline for Kansas has passed, we still have the opportunity to vote. At Stormont Vail, we encourage this practice through support to our team and to our hospitalized patients.
For our team, we have a policy that encourages team members to exercise their right to vote. If there is not time before or after the employee’s scheduled work hours to vote on an election day – the polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – there are provisions in the policy in which an employee may request time to go vote.
For our hospitalized patients who are registered voters in Shawnee County and want to vote on Tuesday, our Patient Engagement team will be assisting. If the inpatient doesn’t believe he or she will be discharged in time to vote, please call the Patient Experience Department at (785) 354-6277 by 8 a.m. Tuesday. If the patient has an advanced ballot already but is unable to access it at this time, please let the team member know during your call so they can complete an Affidavit of Assistance (AV5) form and bring you an application to fill out to receive a replacement ballot.
Hospitalized patients needing voting assistance will be required to furnish ONE (1) of the following identifications in order to complete the advance voting ballot:
(1) Kansas Driver’s License (number only) or
(2) Kansas State Identification Card (number only)
In Topeka, Emporia and Manhattan and many other cities and towns in Kansas, Nov. 2 is a municipal election day. Voters will be electing new city officials and school board members. These are important local government posts that help shape policies and practices for our communities and schools.
Just as our organization wants to support team members and others to participate in voting, each of us is encouraged to also extend a hand to others in getting to the polls. That may be helping a friend or family member with child care or elder care so he or she can get to the polls; or to provide transportation to someone you know to get to their voting location.
The power of one does matter; and at the voting booth we can collectively guide the future of our communities, our educational systems and more by casting our vote.
Here are today’s updates:
- “To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight
- Korri Phillips Named One of Ingram’s Top Doctors
- COVID-19 Scorecard (English and Spanish)
- COVID-19 Vaccines
“To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight
Joe LeDosquet, an RN on 7 North, will share insights in his journey into nursing, a career he started in his 30s, on tonight’s “To Your Health” segment at 10 p.m. on WIBW-TV, Channel 13. Joe is joined on the segment by Carol Perry, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. 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.
Dr. Korri Phillips Named One of Ingram’s Top Doctors
Congratulations to Dr. Korri Phillips, Medical Director of Cotton O’Neil Express Care Clinics, for being honored as one of the 2021 Top Doctors by Ingram’s Magazine. Annually, Ingram’s magazine recognizes the best doctors in the Kansas and Missouri region for their outstanding levels of care, career-long dedication and tireless commitment to patients.
Dr. Phillips shares in the article that the world pandemic has given her an opportunity to re-examine her “Why?” of choosing a career in healthcare and being a physician. “I remind myself regularly that this is a mission field just where I am, and that I serve our patients as well as the staff/colleagues as the medical director.”
We are so grateful to have Dr. Phillips and her team taking care of the urgent medical needs of our community. They have stepped up in many innovative ways during the past 18 months to serve patients in new ways: COVID-19 testing, respiratory clinics and more. And during all of that, they prepared for and were re-accredited by the Urgent Care Association.
Here’s a look at today’s COVID-19 scorecard:
- We have 18 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: 3. Deaths: 0.
- We have 28 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 9.3% percent. The percent of positive cases who are unvaccinated is 68%.
- We have administered 93,470 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:
- Go through your Stormont Vail MyChart
- Use the online scheduling assistant at stormontvail.org/covid19/vaccine
- Call (785) 270-4786.