Showing all Releases for May 2012

  • Stormont Vail Auxiliary Celebrates Accomplishments of CEO with Endowment Fund

    Monday May 21, 2012

    (Topeka, Kan., May 21, 2012) – In honor of Stormont Vail HealthCare CEO Maynard Oliverius’ many years of service to the organization, the Stormont Vail Auxiliary has established the Maynard Oliverius Youth Leadership in Health Care Scholarship endowment fund. Barbara Brammell, President of the Auxiliary, presented a certificate of appreciation to Oliverius for his many years of support of the Auxiliary. Brammell also announced that the Auxiliary’s first pledge of $12,500, which was presented to Oliverius by Jane Mackey, Stormont Vail Foundation President, represents a multi-year commitment totaling more than $100,000.

    The scholarship is a revision of the Volunteers Youth Scholarship Program and will award up to $2,500 per year. The Maynard Oliverius Youth Leadership in Health Care Scholarship was designed to assist students interested in careers in the medical field. The first scholarship will be awarded in the Fall2012 semester.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Any high school senior or college student who has been accepted at a two or four year college or university in – a program leading to certification, licensure, registration or other qualification to perform in a medical or allied health field.
    • Completed a minimum of 50 hours of voluntary service at Stormont Vail HealthCare in the past three years.
      Maintained a GPA of 2.5 or above. (high school and college)
    • Demonstrated financial need.
    • Priority given to students attending Fort Hays State University.

    This gift from the Auxiliary to the Foundation is among one of largest single gifts from the Auxiliary.

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  • Cotton-O-Neil Clinic Announces Retirement of Family Medicine Physician Robert Jacoby, M.D., FAAFP

    Friday May 18, 2012

    (Topeka, Kan., May 18, 2012) – After 37 years of caring for Topeka area families, Robert Jacoby, M.D., FAAFP, family medicine and obstetric physician, is retiring May 23, 2012, along with his wife, Anita Jacoby, RN, APRN, who has practiced nursing for a total of 39 years and has been an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) for the last 28 years her career.

    Robert Jacoby, M.D., FAAFP, is a Topeka native and graduate of Topeka West High School. He received his medical degree at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, in 1972. While at Johns Hopkins, he received a Commonwealth Fund grant to conduct a 6-month medical care study in Scotland. He completed his family medicine residency at the University of Kansas, Kansas City, in 1974, where he was a member of the first graduating class of family medicine physicians at the University of Kansas. He returned to Topeka in 1975 to begin his own practice called Family Practice, PA.

    In 1990, Dr. Jacoby and his group were recruited to join Internal Medicine, PA, an internal medicine physician group in Topeka. This consolidation grew to become Cotton O’Neil Clinic five years later. "Dr. Jacoby provided great leadership for that transition and the Clinic now has a family medicine department with more than 35 family medicine physicians in 12 locations throughout northeast Kansas," said Kent Palmberg, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer, at Stormont Vail HealthCare. "Dr. Jacoby is the patriarch and physician leader of the family physicians within Cotton O’Neil Clinic."

    Dr. Jacoby's strong leadership and passion for family medicine led him to be one of the founding members of the Topeka Family Medicine Residency program in 1990. He received the Kansas Family Physician of the Year distinction in 2011. He is the only family physician still providing care at the Shawnee County Maternal and Infant Clinic, and serves as a consultant physician. He volunteers at the Marian Clinic in Topeka. He has remained active in the United Way and the Rotary Club, and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians, the Kansas Medical Society, and the Kansas Medical Education Foundation. He has served on numerous boards as president, chairman and member.

    Anita Jacoby, RN, APRN, joined Cotton O’Neil Clinic in 1997. She received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing from Washburn University, Topeka, in 1978. She completed her certification as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, in 1984. She went on to complete a Master's degree in Nursing at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, in 1996. She has worked alongside her husband, Dr. Jacoby, since 1997.

    Retirement reception honoring
    Dr. Robert and Anita Jacoby, RN, APRN:

    2 to 4 p.m. | Wednesday, May 23, 2012
    Stormont Vail HealthCare | 1500 S.W. 10th Ave.
    Sunflower Terrace | Lower Level
    Patients and staff are encouraged to attend

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