Monday February 17, 2014
The Stormont-Vail Foundation was pleased to fund nursing scholarships totaling $69,425 for 96 students at the Baker University School of Nursing, Stormont-Vail Campus, for the Spring 2014 semester. Congratulations to the following nursing students who were awarded scholarship assistance.
Avis Van Lew Nursing Scholarship
Mackenzie Turner, Lenexa, Kan.; Amanda Rice, Baldwin City, Kan.; Amanda Vickers, Topeka, Kan.
Blanche Bryden Nursing Scholarship
Emily Amack, Rossville, Kan.; Alexandra Schlauch, Centralia, Wash.; Amanda Welcher, Lawrence, Kan.
Carol Perry-Lumb Nursing Scholarship
Randi Richards, Silver Lake, Kan.
Carson Family Nursing Scholarship
Madeline Luther, Olathe, Kan.
Christ’s Wolff Nursing Scholarship
Katrina Autry, Dayton, Ohio; Katharine Baldwin, Columbia, Mo.; Christina Beat, Denver, Colo.; Jenny Beaver, Topeka, Kan.; Helen Benefiel, Lawrence, Kan.; Tyler Bessey, Shawnee, Kan.; Alanna Blackwell, Topeka, Kan.; Kaylene Bonjour, Formoso, Kan.; Stephanie Bruggeman, Oberlin, Kan.; Laura Brunner, St. Joseph, Mo.; Emily Buhler, Topeka, Kan.; Richelle Burgess, Manhattan, Kan.; Tashe Campbell, Tonganoxie, Kan.; Jeffrey Bradford Casperson, Southlake, Texas; Amber Cessarich, Topeka, Kan.; Alexandria Clark, Junction City, Kan.; Cierra Clark, Lyndon, Kan.; Rachael Clopton, Emporia, Kan.; Erika Crews, Overland Park, Kan.; Emilie Durgan, Lawrence, Kan.; Amanda Edelman, Sabetha, Kan.; Laurel Edwards, Newton, Kan.; Annie Elder, Seneca, Kan.; Shaley Epperson, Silver Lake, Kan.; Lorin Feiden, Shawnee, Kan.; Katherine Gardner, Winfield, Kan.; Rebecca Giancana, Topeka, Kan.; Mercy Githara, Topeka, Kan.; Stephanie Glasper, Wichita, Kan.; Elyse Hawthorne, Soldier, Kan.; Sandra Hohner, Topeka, Kan.; Leia Karimul Bashar, Wamego, Kan.; Kaylen Klocke, Wichita, Kan.; Sharon Tarbutton, Overland Park, Kan.
Conkling-Hussey Nursing Scholarship
Erika Crews, Overland Park, Kan.; Cathy Kofoid, Newton, Kan.; Cathryn McClelland, Lawrence, Kan.; Amanda Vickers, Topeka, Kan.
Emery A. Dains Nursing Scholarship
Jennifer Huynh, Wichita, Kan.
Gault-Hussey Nursing Scholarship
Jessica Grider, Emporia, Kan.; Rebecca Johnson, Lindsborg, Kan.; Alyssa Partridge, Buhler, Kan.; Jennifer Cantillon, St. Marys, Kan.; Ashley Sampson, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Erin Stephan, Leawood, Kan.; Amanda Tofflemire, Topeka, Kan.; Michelle Tran, Wichita, Kan.; Jordan Whitehead, Silver Lake, Kan.; Auston Whitmer, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; Erin Whittington, Olathe, Kan.; Whitney Williams, Topeka, Kan.
Marjorie Groll Nursing Scholarship
Carla Caywood, Topeka, Kan.; Caitlin Davis, Wichita, Kan.; Jacob Nicolay, Lenexa, Kan.
Dr. Charles S. & Doris F. Joss Nursing Scholarship
Danielle Busch, Smith Valley, Nev.; William Hess, Auburn, Kan.; Amanda Schulte, Garnett, Kan.; Sharon Tarbutton, Overland Park, Kan.; Madelyn Tong, El Dorado, Kan.
Klemmer Endowed Nursing Scholarship
Jodi Brandt, Topeka, Kan.
Kohl’s Family Nursing Scholarship
Elizabeth Mariner, Topeka, Kan.
Lawrence Gabel Nursing Scholarship
Nicole Chrisopulos, Rowlett, Texas; Erica Grandon, Overland Park, Kan.
Mary B. Storey Medcalf Nursing Scholarship
Melissa Naff, Lawrence, Kan.
Schane/Winans Nursing Scholarship
Kayla Schmidt, Lyndon, Kan.
Security Benefit Group Nursing Scholarship
Zachariah Reeb, Baldwin City, Kan.
Stormont-Vail HealthCare Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship
Ashlyn Clark, Kingman, Kan.; Lauren Mitchell, Stilwell, Kan.
Stormont-Vail Foundation Nursing Scholarship
Garrett DeLong, Tecumseh, Kan.; Marci Flory, Lawrence, Kan.; Maggie Holmberg, Topeka, Kan.; Chelsey Huddleston, Frankfort, Kan.; James Jordan, Clay Center, Kan.; Cathy Kofoid, Newton, Kan.; Melissa Kramer, Topeka, Kan.; Kerry Kurta, Overland Park, Kan.; Elizabeth Louden, Richmond, Kan.; Elizabeth Mariner, Topeka, Kan.; Holly Martinez, Prairie Village, Kan.; Faith May, Topeka, Kan.; Cathryn McClelland, Lawrence, Kan.; Tanner McCrary, Berryton, Kan.; Hannah Moore, Lawrence, Kan.; Lisa Nguyen, Maize, Kan.; Jordon Oldfather, Hilo, Hawaii; Emily Padilla, Topeka, Kan.; Rebekka Parker, El Paso, Texas; Courtney Pfau, Fort Riley, Kan.; Kristen Potter, Topeka, Kan.; Hannah Prohaska, Topeka, Kan.; Kaitlin Pukach, Topeka, Kan.; Amanda Schulte, Garnett, Kan.; Breann Sherbert, Junction City, Kan.; Madelyn Tong, El Dorado, Kan.; Erin Whittington, Olathe, Kan.
Woman’s Club Nursing Scholarship
Linsey Gilroy, Overland Park, Kan.; Taylor Weishaar, Winchester, Kan.
Monday January 27, 2014
The Stormont-Vail Foundation has been awarded a grant of $33,079 from the discretionary funds held by the Lewis H. Humphreys Charitable Trust, Bank of America, Trustee, to purchase four non-invasive ventilators for premature babies. The non-invasive ventilators are state-of-the-art treatment for babies needing assistance with breathing. In 2013, Stormont-Vail was one of eight neonatal intensive care units in the U.S. to receive the Gold Seal of Approval for Prematurity from the Joint Commission.
“The Humphreys’ family were always such great supporters of our Neonatal IntensiveCare Unit,” said Nicki Bradbury, Director, Stormont-Vail Neonatal IntensiveCare. “It is fitting that their gift assured the purchase of these non-invasive ventilators allowing us to provide the latest technology for our tiniest patients who have respiratory issues.”
For more information or to learn how you can make a donation to the Stormont-Vail Foundation or volunteer, please visit stormontvail.org or call (785) 354-6851.
Monday January 13, 2014
Cotton‐O’Neil Clinic, a division of Stormont‐Vail HealthCare, announces the addition of Wael Khreiss, M.D., to the general surgery practice at 823 S.W. Mulvane St., in Topeka. He is currently accepting new patient consultations at the clinic.
Dr. Khreiss received his medical degree at American University of Beirut, Lebanon, in 2005. He completed at residency in general surgery at American University of Beirut, Lebanon, in 2007. He then completed an internship and residency in general surgery at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., in 2013. He is a member of the American College of Surgery and is skilled to surgically treat a variety of diseases and conditions including, cancer, hernias, conditions affecting the breast, gallbladder, endocrine system, and gastrointestinal tract. He is also a member of the Stormont‐Vail Trauma team.
Dr. Khreiss is now accepting new patients at Cotton‐O’Neil Clinic. To schedule an appointment, speak with your primary care physician for a referral or call, (785) 354‐9591.
Monday December 16, 2013
The Stormont-Vail Foundation has been awarded a $25,000 grant through the Kansas Health Foundation’s Recognition Grants program. This money will help support the Care Line Family Services program, which provides emergency assistance to patients and their families.
“We are grateful for the Kansas Health Foundation’s support of the Care Line,” said Jane Mackey, president and executive director of the Stormont-Vail Foundation. “Through this grant, the Foundation will continue to play a pivotal role in sustaining the program’s Family Services assistance, which helps parents and caregivers continue to support their children while they are hospitalized or receiving medical care.”
Since its inception in 1992, the Care Line has been a critical bridge to establishing normalcy for patients and their families in times of crisis. Parents and caregivers access Care Line Family Services through hospital or clinic staff after all other resources have been exhausted. Assistance provided through this program includes temporary lodging, clothing, transportation, and meals. It is estimated that more than 8,500 people served by the Stormont-Vail HealthCare system in 13 northeast Kansas counties will receive Care Line services in 2013.
Recognition Grants expand the Kansas Health Foundation’s support to a broad range of health-related organizations throughout the state. The program is targeted for organizations and agencies proposing meaningful and charitable projects or initiatives that fit within the Foundation's mission of improving the health of all Kansans. In addition to supporting projects, the Foundation also seeks to support initiatives that focus on promoting policy, systems and environmental transformations that support health.
“Each year we are amazed at the incredible projects being done by organizations across Kansas,” said Steve Coen, president and CEO of the Kansas Health Foundation. “This grant program allows us to support these innovative and impactful community initiatives and recognize the groups and individuals making them a reality.”
This fall, the Kansas Health Foundation provided more than $900,000 through this program to help organizations accomplish 51 different projects intended to improve the health and wellness of Kansans. Using a competitive application process, the Foundation allocates up to $2 million each year for the Recognition Grants program. Application deadlines for the two cycles are March 15 and Sept. 15 each year. Any tax-exempt, nonprofit organization using the money for charitable purposes and proposing a project meeting the Foundation’s mission to improve the health of all Kansans is eligible.
For more information about this project or to learn how you can make a donation to the Stormont-Vail Foundation or volunteer, please visit stormontvail.org/foundation or call (785) 354-6851.
About the Stormont-Vail Foundation
Established in 1984, the Stormont-Vail Foundation provides voluntary gift support to the Stormont-Vail HealthCare system for patient care services and community health education programs. In 2013, the Foundation granted nearly $650,000.
About the Kansas Health Foundation
The Kansas Health Foundation is a private philanthropy based in Wichita, but statewide in its focus. Its mission is to improve the health of all Kansans. To learn more about the Foundation, please visit www.kansashealth.org.
Friday December 13, 2013
Cotton-O’Neil and PediatricCare patients who still need to receive a flu shot will have an opportunity to do so on Tuesday, Dec. 17 or Thursday, Dec. 19 from 8 a.m. to noon at the HealthWise 55 Clinic located at 2252 S.W. 10th Ave.
No appointment is needed, but you must be a Cotton-O’Neil or PediatricCare patient age 6 months or older to participate.
Consent forms in English and Spanish are available at stormontvail.org/flu-clinics and may be completed and brought to the flu shot clinic to save time.
Monday November 11, 2013
Stormont‐Vail HealthCare announces the addition of Travis DeVader, M.D., to the Stormont‐Vail Emergency and Trauma Center physician team.
Dr. DeVader, a Holton native, received his medical degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, in 2008. He completed a residency program in Emergency Medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, Penn., in 2011. He went on to complete a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice and the Institute for Palliative Medicine, San Diego, Calif., in 2012. Dr. DeVader has practiced as a Palliative Medicine physician and as an emergency medicine physician. He most recently was employed as the Director of Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Kaweah Delta Healthcare District, Visalia, Calif.
Dr. DeVader is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Palliative Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care.
Friday November 8, 2013
Stormont-Vail HealthCare announces the addition of Sherri Jackson, M.D., MPH, to the Maternal Fetal Medicine Department. She joins John Evans, M.D. in practice at Stormont-Vail.
Dr. Jackson received her Doctor of Medicine and Bachelor of Liberal Arts accelerated degree at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, in 2004. She also completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, in 2008. She completed a Master’s of Public Health degree in Epidemiology at University of California, Los Angeles, in 2010. She completed a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, in 2011. Most recently she has been in practice as a maternal fetal medicine physician at Obstetrix Medical Group of Kansas and Missouri, P.A. in Kansas City.
Dr. Jackson is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal fetal medicine. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine.
Dr. Jackson sees patients by physician referral.