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Giving in 2013

Education and Recognition

  • Sponsored the Excellence in Nursing Awards, Lab Excellence Awards, Pharmacy Employee Excellence Awards, and the Clyde Clifton Leadership Award
  • Scholarships totaling more than $124,000 were awarded to 125 Baker University School of Nursing students
  • Funded training to help nursing staff prepare for Magnet re-designation. 
  • Provided $25,000 in continuing education grants to 36 Stormont-Vail HealthCare employees. 

Patient Support

  • Provided Care Line services totaling $120,000 to nearly 6,000 patients and their families. Services provided included temporary lodging, transportation assistance, clothing, durable medical equipment, prescriptions, and meal vouchers.
  • Funded a pilot project with the Baker University School of Nursing to curb excessive use of Emergency Department services for non-emergent health concerns. Initial results project a more than 28 percent decrease in ED visits, reducing health care expenses by an estimated $686,000.

Capital and Department Needs

  • Provided nearly $105,000 for equipment and facility improvements to establish a new primary care clinic in Lyndon
  • Secured funding to create comfortable space for children and young adults to receive care and treatment at the Cotton O’Neil Cancer Center. Enhancements included additions of a video gaming system and child/young adult library, as well as updates to two exam and one treatment room.
  • Installed a blood pressure monitoring kiosk in the North Patient Tower to encourage regular checks among employees, volunteers and visitors.


  • Held a record setting BIG HEARTS for little hearts golf tournament at the Topeka Country Club securing more than $181,000 in sponsorships and fees to benefit the Children’s Endowment Fund.
  • Honored Robert D. Porter, M.D. with the 2013 Bal Jeffrey Award for Excellence in Healthcare

Operations and Finance

  • Increased the assets of the Foundation by more than $2 million
  • Raised more than $1,050,000 in contributions and support
  • Received more than $215,000 in endowed gifts

2013 Stormont-Vail Foundation Honor Roll

2013 Annual Report at a Glance

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