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We Recognize Carmen Raines, October Person of the Moment

Professional chaplains are unique members of healthcare teams who undergo specialized training to bridge the gap between patient’s physical, mental, and emotional health by addressing their spiritual needs. As Chaplain Carmen Raines demonstrated at the Topeka Campus Hospital, spiritual care providers are also vital advocates for patients’ wishes, particularly in their most vulnerable moments. Carmen…

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We Recognize Elizabeth Herman, March Person of the Moment

We recognize Elizabeth Herman, ultrasonographer, as March Person of the Moment for the authentic compassion she offered to the wife of a recently coded patient. Take a moment to recognize Elizabeth and learn how she makes a difference for patients and team members alike.

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September 2022 Person of the Moment: Judy Hamilton

Congratulations to our September Person of the Moment, Judy Hamilton, Clinical Secretary! Stormont Vail Health is all about the “small moments”. While great acts of service and courage are always appreciated and recognized, it’s the small moments that add up and make Stormont Vail the wonderful place that it is. “Judy is the glue that…

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February 2022 Person of the Moment: Liz Piper, Brian Coover and Sasha

Our February 2022 Person of the Moment awardees are Liz Piper, Brian Coover and Sasha! Our Paw Squad is comprised of amazing therapy dogs and their handlers who bring joy to patients and team members. Sasha is a 131 pound Mastiff who is full of love, patience and kindness! Which came in useful when helping…

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We Recognize Isaac Littlejohn, February Person of the Moment

Facilities management professionals are the cornerstone of an effective environment of care. These professionals play an important, though often hidden, role in preparing facilities to meet patient and team members’ needs. In a healthcare setting, they ensure the effective, uninterrupted operation of hospitals and clinics by managing equipment and environmental services, utility maintenance and use,…

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We Recognize Amanda Allen, April Person of the Moment

Nurse case managers in the Stormont Vail Health Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) work closely with families, physicians, and other support professionals to care for premature infants during and after hospitalization. These healthcare professionals play another vital role in providing support for the parents of NICU babies, as studies show well-supported parents experience better mental health,…

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November 2022 Person of the Moment: Ryan Bishop

Congratulations to our November Person of the Moment, Ryan Bishop! Ryan is known at Stormont Vail Health for not only his talent with a camera, but for the heart that he puts into his projects. Ryan is a video production specialist in our Marketing and Communications Department. His nomination for Person of the Moment stated:…

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Tammy Barber presented with Person of the moment award

We Recognize Tammy Barber, January Person of the Moment

Soft-heartedness and technical expertise are equally vital in phlebotomy. After all, better draws (and consequently, results) naturally happen when patients feel more comfortable and relaxed – something that’s easier said than done. For this reason, the best phlebotomists have the expertise and empathy to put patients at ease, even during intense vulnerability or distress. That’s…

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Janis Holiwell receiving her award for person of the moment

February 2023 Person of the Moment: Janis Holiwell, COVID Clinic Specialist 2

Please help us celebrate our February Person of the Moment, Janis Holiwell, COVID Clinic Specialist 2! Janis is such a caring and thoughtful individual that brings so much to her team and patients. “During her vaccine appointment, a patient mentioned that her mother recently passed away and she had been feeling pretty depressed. Janis took…

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April 2022 Person of the Moment: Jennifer Sodergren

Our April 2022 Person of the Moment awardee is Jennifer Sodergren! Jenny is so deserving of this award because of the passion and heartfelt care she exudes every day. This excerpt written by one of Jenny’s team members gives a fantastic example: “Jenny was seeing a patient with a trach. He was using a paper…

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January 2022 Person of the Moment: Sean Harvey

Our first Person of the Moment for 2022 radiates positivity and joy wherever he goes. Sean Harvey, who was recently promoted to Nutritional Services Supervisor, is known around the Hospital for his sincere kindness that never fails to make others smile. Every conversation with Sean includes at least one “Yes, ma’am” or “Yes, sir” and…

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March 2022 Person of the Moment: Patty Caby

​Our March 2022 Person of the Moment awardee is Patty Caby! Patty is a registered nurse working in perioperative care. She is known for going out of her way to help those in need. An excerpt from her nominations explains: “One of our nurses normally walks to work. After a heavy snowstorm, I asked her…

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We Recognize Wallace Brennan, December Person of the Moment

Patients with special healthcare needs, such as physical, cognitive, or developmental impairments, often need extra support. Unfortunately, finding these much-needed resources to meet these needs can be overwhelming for both patients and their caregivers. That’s where education program specialists like Wallace Brennan come in. These professionals offer education and assistance to help patients and their…

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August 2022 Person of the Moment: Christina Barker

We want to give an immense congratulations to our August Person of the Moment, Christina Barker, RN! Not only does Christina give her all every day at Stormont Vail Health, but she takes her training and passion beyond the walls of our hospital. While leading a Youth Mission Trip to Monterey, California, a great white…

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June 2022 Person of the Moment: Katie Schreiner, Erica Hughes, Julie Parnell, and James Sellers Jr.

There is absolutely nothing more humbling and motivating than knowing that we have team members who show their patients the same love, kindness, and fun that they show their friends and family. Our June 2022 Person of the Moment Award was received by 4 individuals this month for their unmatched dedication and support. Spine Center…

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July 2022 Person of the Moment: Jena Zimmerman

Jena Zimmerman, Mammographer, has been awarded as the July “Person of the Moment” for the incredible level of care and support she gives to patients every day. The nomination that brought our attention to Jena’s dedication came from a patient, which is so fantastic to see! While working in the Manhattan Cotton O’Neil Clinic, Jena…

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Kyle Purcell receiving his Person of the Moment award

December 2022 Person of the Moment: Kyle Purcell

CONGRATULATIONS to Kyle Purcell, Systems Engineer Manager, on being Stormont Vail Health’s Person of the Moment winner for December! As part of their nomination for Kyle, a team member wrote, “At any point he could have said I don’t know. But instead he remained persistent to ensure our needs were met and this issue was…

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October 2022 Person of the Moment: Kim Mizell, LPN

Help us to celebrate our October Person of the Moment at Stormont Vail Health! Kim Mizell, LPN, went above and beyond during a patient’s extreme time of need. It was because of her continued dedication and acts of service that our patient was able to receive the care that he needed. When Kim Mizell had…

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We Recognize TaJion Smith, May Person of the Moment

Integrity and Compliance professionals ensure organizations stay up-to-date on all regulatory and licensing requirements per company, state, and federal laws. In healthcare settings, their work supports the highest standards of patient care and ethical behavior by maintaining patient safety and improving care quality—all while keeping health systems’ business operations compliant with regulatory practices. These professionals…

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Jennifer Fister and Alyssa Sears receiving person of the moment award.

January 2023 Person of the Moment: Jennifer Fister, RN and Alyssa Sears, PSA

We are thrilled to announce that we have not one, but TWO awardees for our January Person of the Moment Award. Please join us in congratulating Jennifer Fister, RN and Alyssa Sears, PSA! These two women are highly deserving of this award and we could not be prouder to have them on our team. “Our…

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