Showing all Releases for April 2013

  • Cotton-O’Neil Clinic Nurse Practitioner Achieves Certification As Nephrology Nurse Practitioner

    Friday April 19, 2013

    (Topeka, Kan., April 19, 2013)  – Karen Hammond, MSN, NP-C, CNN-NP, Cotton-O’Neil Clinic – Nephrology, became the highest scorer in the country after taking the Certified Nephrology Nurse Practitioner certification exam. She is now one of only two nurses in the state of Kansas to be certified as a Nephrology Nurse Practitioner. According to the 2011 NNCC Annual Report, only 67 nurse practitioners nationwide have the title Certified Nephrology Nurse-Nurse Practitioner. Certification ensures that patients are getting a higher level of care that has been verified by the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC).

    Hammond began working at Cotton-O’Neil Clinic – Nephrology in 2010. She is based in Topeka but also sees patients at an outreach clinic in Lawrence as well as dialysis units in Ottawa and Sabetha. Prior to Cotton-O’Neil Clinic, she worked in the areas of hemodialysis, kidney/pancreas transplantation and primary care. Hammond is also certified in Family Practice by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

    About the NNCC

    The NNCC was established in 1987 to develop and implement certification examinations for nephrology nursing. It is the goal of the NNCC to promote the highest standards of nephrology nursing practice through the development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of all aspects of the certification and re-certification processes.

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  • Tausif Rehman, M.D., Neurological Surgeon, Joins Cotton-O’Neil Clinic

    Tuesday April 16, 2013

    (Topeka, Kan., April 16, 2013)  – Cotton-O’Neil Clinic announces that Tausif Rehman, M.D., neurological surgeon, has joined Cotton-O’Neil Clinic and is now in practice at 823 S.W. Mulvane, in Topeka. 

    Originally from Pakistan, Dr. Rehman received his medical degree from Aga Khan University, Pakistan, in 2002.  He participated as a research assistant at Aga Khan University Department of Neurosciences following his medical degree. After relocating to the United States in 2004, he completed an internship in general surgery at Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 2005. He then completed an additional year of training in general surgery at Weil Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, in 2006. In 2006 he began a residency in neurosurgery at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M., which he completed in 2011, along with an infolded fellowship in Neuroradiology.

    Dr. Rehman is a member of the Congress of Neurosurgeons and the American Association of Neurosurgeons.

    He has clinical interests in the diagnosis and treatment of general neurosurgery disorders that include: brain, pituitary and spinal tumors; and minimally invasive spine surgery; and clinical research. 

    Dr. Rehman is currently accepting new patient consultations through physician referral. For more information about this surgeon, call Cotton-O’Neil Clinic at (785) 354-9591.

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  • Stormont-Vail Foundation Supports Nursing Education

    Tuesday April 9, 2013

    (Topeka, April 9, 2013) – The Stormont-Vail Foundation was pleased to fund nursing scholarships totaling $60,300 for 97 students at the Baker University School of Nursing, Stormont-Vail Campus, for the Spring 2013 semester. Congratulations to the following nursing students who were awarded scholarship assistance.

    Avis Van Lew Nursing Scholarship
    Katrina Autry, Dayton, Ohio, David Beaver, Tecumseh, Emily Brickey, Kansas City, Mo., Richelle Burgess, Manhattan.

    Blanche Bryden Nursing Scholarship
    Chelsea Amack, Rossville, Helen Benefiel, Lawrence, Theresa Bunting, Maryland Heights, Mo.

    Christ’s Wolff Nursing Scholarship
    Stephanie Bruggeman, Oberlin, Tisha Chavez, Topeka, Erika Crews, Overland Park, Katelyn File, Beloit, Shannon Good, Topeka, Mary Jones, Kansas City, Kelsey Pearson, Garden City, Courtney Pfau, Fort Riley, Alyssa Phillips, Lecompton, Kristen Potter, Topeka, Kathleen Pyle, Hiawatha, Melanie Rettele, Seneca, Karalie Richards, Tecumseh, Randi Richards, Silver Lake, Chelsea Rosenberger, Hiawatha, Johanna Rourke, Enterprise, Ala., Brooke Sanders, Bonner Springs, Breann Sherbert, Junction City, Ashley Srna, Manhattan, Thomas Stipp, Wichita, Jessica Streeter, Topeka, Demetria Swindell, Topeka, Elizabeth Taylor, Lawrence, Lauren Thames, Lawrence, McKenzie Thompson, DeSoto, Madelyn Tong, El Dorado, Kristina Vazquez, Manhattan, Stephanie Walters, Overland Park, Rebecca Wharton, Wichita, Auston Whitmer, Highlands Ranch, Colo., Erin Whittington, Olathe, Beth Whitworth, Unionville, Mo., Whitney Williams, Raytown, Mo., Kelsey Wise, Tulsa, Okla., Charles Woolsoncroft, Baldwin City, Kimberly Wormsley, Lawrence, Amanda Zwiener, Lawrence.

    Dr. Charles S. & Doris F. Joss Nursing Scholarship
    Elizabeth Garcia, St. Mary’s, Rebecca Giancana, Topeka, Erica Grandon, Overland Park, Levi Grimm, Morrell, Heather Gruber, Stilwell, Ashley Haverkamp, Seneca, Kate Hennessy, Yorkville, Ill., Emily Padilla, Topeka.

    Emery A. Dains Nursing Scholarship
    Brandon Speer, Effingham.

    Gault-Hussey Nursing Scholarship
    Elyse Hawthorne, Soldier, Johna Herrera, Topeka, Sandra Hohner, Topeka, Maggie Holmberg, Topeka, Saige Huninghake, Bern, Lori Hunsinger, Carbondale, Sarah Hutchings, Topeka, Amber Jacobs, Kansas City, Mo., Emily Padilla, Topeka, Brandon Speer, Effingham, Jordan Whitehead, Silver Lake.

    Kohl’s Family Nursing Scholarship
    Emily Padilla, Topeka.

    Marjorie Groll Nursing Scholarship
    Kaylene Bonjour, Formoso, Emily Buhler, Topeka, Jazmen Dumbauld, Wichita, Natasha Eames, Topeka, Amanda Edelman, Sabetha, Lorin Feiden, Shawnee, Kaylyn Ferrera, Louisville, Colo., Rebecca Frazee, Topeka, Stephanie Glasper, Wichita, Brandon Speer, Effingham.

    Schane/Winans Nursing Scholarship
    Larry Barnes, Topeka, Jessica Green, Lawrence, Ashley Haverkamp, Seneca, Brandon Speer, Effingham.

    Security Benefit Nursing Scholarship
    Annie Bates, Manhattan, Shelby Dorris, Lenexa, Brandon Speer, Effingham.

    Stormont-Vail Foundation Nursing Scholarship
    Alexandria Clark, Junction City, Elizabeth Garcia, St. Mary’s, Sarah Keenan, El Dorado, Mallory King, Olathe, Shasta Long, Ulysses, Holly Martinez, Prairie Village, Crystalee Masarik, San Luis Obispo, Calif., Emily McGinnis, Tecumseh, Amy Miglionico, Penns Hills, Pa., Jordan Mitchell, Baldwin City, Hannah Moore, St. Joseph, Mo., Kayla Morse, Shawnee, Angela Nguyen, Wichita, Sarah Nichols, Baldwin City, Cynthia Orser, Shawnee, Emily Padilla, Topeka, Sarah Sexton, Shawnee.

    Stormont-Vail HealthCare Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship
    Christi Colley, Topeka, Emilee Durgan, Lawrence, James Fischer, Onaga, Brandon Speer, Effingham.

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  • Area Residents Recognized for Outstanding Job Performance

    Monday April 8, 2013

    (Topeka, Kan., April 8, 2013)   –  Two Stormont-Vail HealthCare employees from  the area received recognition at Stormont-Vail HealthCare’s 50th  Annual Employee Awards Banquet in February, and another received recognition  in March.

    Vida  Lewis, RN, clinic  office manager, Cotton-O’Neil Clinic, Carbondale and Osage, received a  Lamley award for her exceptional service to patients. The Lamley Award was  named for Carl Charles Lamley and the high performance standards he set.  Vida is also a past Employee of the Quarter.

    Vida  has been a nurse at Stormont-Vail since 1999. Her nominators shared that she  comes to work every day with a positive attitude and a smile on her face.  She fosters cooperation and compassion throughout her work environment. She  is willing and able to set the example and get her hands dirty taking on  multiple job roles. Vida provides leadership to multiple clinics, and is  always available to help with staff and physician questions and clinic  issues.

    Missy Brauner,  lab assistant, Stormont-Vail HealthCare,  received a Pusitz Award for her outstanding patient care. The Pusitz Awards  were created in 1970 when Manuel E. Pusitz established a trust  in honor of his wife Anne’s outstanding care while a patient at  Stormont-Vail. This trust provided funds to be used as awards for nurse’s  aides and orderlies who exemplified the care his wife received. The  guidelines were later broadened. This award is given to four Stormont-Vail  employees who have performed exemplary acts of compassion, caring or  communication with patients.

    Missy has seven years  of service with Stormont-Vail. She is described as an extremely kind and  caring individual. Her patient’s well being is always her primary concern,  and she goes out of her way to make their experience at Stormont-Vail as  pleasant as possible. Missy had a patient over the holiday season that was  depressed because of family circumstances. After the patient’s blood was  collected, she purchased a small Christmas tree for the patient. The patient  was overwhelmed by Missy’s generosity.


    Darin Carter, LPN,
    Carbondale and Osage City Clinics, was recently  named Stormont-Vail HealthCare Employee of the Quarter, in March.  Employees are nominated by their peers for their outstanding commitment to  their career and to the patients we serve.

    After seven months of service, Darin has proven to  be a great asset to Stormont-Vail. He always has an upbeat and positive  attitude. He is a knowledgeable, caring and dependable nurse. His co-workers  enjoy his subtle humor and willingness to help others. Darin helps our  patients in any way he can and is an advocate for the elderly.

    He has  only worked in at the clinic for several months as a float LPN. Darin went  “Above and Beyond” during the past year. He was walking down the hall and  happened to look out the front window and saw an elderly man out in our  parking lot with his truck hood up broken down. Darin did not hesitate and  went out to assist this man in finding the problem and getting his truck  started again so he could head home. It was over 100 degrees outside. He not  only helped him out with his truck, but also was there to help the  patient.

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  • Nadia Cabrilo, M.D., FAAP, Pediatrician Joins PediatricCare – Mission Woods

    Tuesday April 2, 2013

    (Topeka, Kan., April 2, 2013)  – Stormont-Vail HealthCare announces that pediatrician Nadia Cabrilo, M.D., has joined PediatricCareMission Woods, 2860 S.W. Mission Woods Dr., in southwest Topeka.

    Dr. Cabrilo received her medical degree from the University of Kansas, Kansas City, in 2006. She completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at Florida State University and Sacred Heart Health System, Pensacola, Fla., in 2009.  She is board certified in pediatrics and is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Cabrilo has practiced as a general pediatrician in the Topeka area since 2011.

    Dr. Cabrilo is currently accepting new patients ranging in age from newborn to 18 years of age. To schedule an appointment for your child, call PediatricCareMission Woods at (785) 273-7571.

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