Showing all Releases for August 2014

  • Stormont Vail to Break Ground for New Orthopedic Surgeons, Single Day Surgery and Outpatient Therapy Building

    Tuesday August 26, 2014

    Stormont Vail HealthCare has officially broken ground for the new home for orthopedic surgeons, single day surgery and outpatient therapy services. The building will be located at 2601 S.W. East Circle Drive North in Topeka. The new building will be the home for eight Stormont Vail orthopedic surgeons, which includes: John Gilbert, M.D., Peter Lepse, M.D., Mike McCoy, M.D., Joseph Mumford, M.D., Bradley Poole, M.D., Michael Smith, M.D., Brett Wallace, M.D., and
    Brian Wilson, M.D.

    The three-story building will be 87,657 square feet of space. The first floor will house Stormont Vail Outpatient Surgery. The second floor will house Occupational & Speech Therapy services. Orthopedic surgeons and mid-level providers will be located on the third floor of the building as well as two digital X-ray rooms. 

    The new building is scheduled to be completed late in 2015. Architectural design is provided by HMN Architects, Inc. The general contractor is Murray Company. All sub-contractors are local.

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  • Stormont-­Vail HealthCare Receives American College of Cardiology Award for Higher Standard of Care for Heart Attack Patients

    Tuesday August 19, 2014

    NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum award recognizes high standards

    Stormont-­‐Vail HealthCare has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2014. Stormont-­‐Vail is one of only 256 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. This is the third consecutive year that Stormont-­‐Vail has received this recognition.

    The award recognizes Stormont-­‐Vail’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Stormont-­‐Vail has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

    To receive the ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Stormont-­‐Vail consistently followed the treatment guidelines in the ACTION Registry–GWTG Premier for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures. Full participation in the registry engages hospitals in a robust quality improvement process using data to drive improvements in adherence to guideline recommendations and overall quality of care provided to heart attack patients.

    “The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association commend Stormont-­‐Vail for its success in implementing standards of care and protocols. The full implementation of acute and secondary prevention guideline-­‐recommended therapy is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of heart attack patients,” said James Jollis, M.D., FACC, ACTION Registry-­‐GWTG Chair and Professor of Medicine and Radiology at Duke University Hospital.

    The Center for Disease Control estimates that over 700,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. A heart attack occurs when a blood clot in a coronary artery partially or completely blocks blood flow to the heart muscle. Treatment guidelines include administering aspirin upon arrival and discharge, timely restoration of blood flow to the blocked artery, smoking cessation counseling and cardiac rehabilitation, among others.

    “This award is a proud achievement for Stormont-­‐Vail. It reflects the hard work and dedication of the staff who care for some of our most seriously ill patients and their families,” said Joe Hopeck, administrative director for the cardiovascular service line at Stormont-­‐Vail HealthCare. “The implementation of these guidelines requires successful coordination of the cardiovascular team and emergency personnel and is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of heart attack patients.” 

    ACTION Registry–GWTG is a partnership between the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association with partnering support from the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. ACTION Registry-­‐GWTG empowers health care provider teams to consistently treat heart attack patients according to the most current, science-­‐based guidelines and establishes a national standard for understanding and improving the quality, safety and outcomes of care provided for patients with coronary artery disease, specifically high-­‐risk heart attack patients.

    The American College of Cardiology is a 47,000-­‐member medical society that serves as the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The College operates national registries to measure and improve care. It also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more information, visit

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  • Bilal Khan, M.D., Allergy, Asthma, Immunology Specialist Now Accepting New Patients at Cotton-O’Neil Clinic

    Wednesday August 13, 2014

    Cotton O’Neil Clinic, a division of Stormont Vail HealthCare, announces the addition of Bilal Khan, M.D. Dr. Khan joins Dr. Allen Kossoy at the allergy, asthma, immunology practice located at 901 S.W. Garfield in Topeka.

    Dr. Khan received his medical degree at University of Punjab, Pakistan, in 2002. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tenn., in 2008. He completed a fellowship in Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in Birmingham, Ala., in 2010. He went on to complete a second fellowship in allergy and immunology at the University of Mississippi Medical Centre, Jackson, Miss., in 2012.

    Dr. Khan is board certified in internal medicine and allergy and immunology. He is a member of the American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology and the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology.

    Dr. Khan is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment speak with your physician or call (785) 354-9591. 

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