Showing all Releases for February 2017

  • Welcome Baby Jubilee Provides Valuable Information for Expecting Mothers

    Thursday February 23, 2017

    Stormont Vail Health will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, for expecting moms and women thinking about having a baby. Moms-to-be will have the opportunity to speak with Stormont Vail professionals, including Birthplace staff who will provide information on the Birthplace, Breastfeeding Clinic, Neonatal Intensive Care (NIC), Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM), pediatric services and delivery services available at Stormont Vail Health.

    Tours of the Birthplace, Breastfeeding Clinic, NIC and MFM will be available. Local individuals and organizations will be on hand to discuss child and baby services offered in the community. Expectant moms can register to win either a Medela breast pump or a $250 gift card to Babies R Us along with a variety of other prizes.

    “This event is a great way to learn about what to expect when you are expecting, “ said Libby Rosen, PhD, RN, IBCLC, Baker School of Nursing professor and childbirth class instructor for Stormont Vail Health. “Expecting mothers and their support members have an opportunity to meet our Birthplace team, who are ready to help Mom have the birth experience and good start that she is looking for. Information will be available about classes that will provide hands-on practice for the family. The biggest reported concerns of new families center around feeding and sleeping information for their new baby. We cover both of those in our classes, as well as car seat and safety information.”

    Dads, grandparents, partners and family who will spend time with the baby are welcome to attend and will have the opportunity to get their Tdap vaccination. Tdap is a vaccination that helps prevent tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis and is highly recommended for anyone who will be in the presence of a newborn.

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  • Warm Fuzzies for Kids Brings Comfort to Pediatric Patients

    Friday February 17, 2017

    Members of the media are invited to the Warm Fuzzies for Kids volunteer event from 11 a.m. to noon on Feb. 18 in the Centennial rooms, first floor, Pozez Education Center, located within Stormont Vail Hospital.

    Stormont Vail Health Volunteer Services and the Stormont Vail Foundation are joining together to sponsor and support this kick-off event. Volunteers will make “no sew” fleece blankets for pediatric patients to use during their hospital stay and to bring home after discharge. A goal of 80 fleece blankets is set for Saturday. This amount will meet the need for up to two to three months.

    Two 3-hour shifts are offered for anyone wanting to volunteer from either 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m., and project supplies and light refreshments will be furnished. Each shift can accommodate a maximum of 80 volunteers. Volunteers 13 years or younger are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

    “Blankets are frequently requested for patients to provide comfort and cheer but the supply can be depleted in the colder months,” said Jane Mackey, president of the Stormont Vail Foundation. “This project will ensure that we have an adequate supply of blankets when they are needed.”

    “Community members frequently inquire about special opportunities to volunteer without making a long-term commitment, such as high school studentsm who need to meet community volunteer service requirements for graduation,” said Beverly Rice, director of Stormont Vail Health Volunteer Services. “Many major employers are also looking for opportunities for their employees to give back to the community. Our hope is this event is one of the many new volunteer opportunities that connect our community with Stormont Vail Health.”

    A few volunteer spots are still open. For more information or to register as a volunteer, contact Stormont Vail Health Volunteer Services at (785) 354-6095 or by email at Please be sure to include your name, address, age, phone number and the shift you are interested in attending.

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