Showing all Releases for March 2012

  • Cotton-O'Neil Cancer Center Offers Free Skin Screening Clinic

    Thursday March 29, 2012

    (Topeka, Kan., March 29, 2012) – Cotton-O'Neil Cancer Center is sponsoring a free skin screening clinic for the community, and appointments are being accepted at this time.

    Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States--almost half of all cancers are skin cancer. An estimated one in five people will get skin cancer in their lifetime.

    Cotton-O'Neil dermatologists Michael Giessel, M.D., Matthew Ricks, M.D., and Timothy Sawyer, M.D., Topeka dermatologist Robert Durst, M.D., and dermatology residents from the University of Kansas School of Medicine will be available to check suspicious moles and other spots for signs of cancer, and determine whether further analysis is necessary.

    The skin screening clinic will be held 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 28, at the Cotton-O'Neil Cancer Center, 1414 SW 8th Ave., Topeka.

    Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, call Health Connections (785) 354-5225.

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  • Stormont-Vail HealthCare employees donate $281,087.76 to United Way

    Thursday March 22, 2012

    (Topeka, March 22, 2012) – Stormont-Vail HealthCare employees raised $281,087.76 for the United Way 2011 campaign. Donations were raised during the Stormont-Vail annual employee United Way campaign in October 2011.

    “It is a pleasure to recognize the employees of Stormont-Vail for their generosity and commitment to the United Way Campaign,” said Maynard Oliverius, president and chief executive officer of
    Stormont-Vail HealthCare. “This level of giving is an indication that our employees live Stormont-Vail’s mission of ‘Working together to improve the health of our community’ in partnership with the United Way.”

    Stormont-Vail employees were involved in a number of awareness events during October. The events included a skating party, cake walk, balloon pop, a pink flamingo “flock a co-worker” contest, a pizza lunch serving LaRocca’s pizza, and a gift basket contest consisting of 29 baskets donated by various departments within Stormont-Vail.

    The gift basket contest allowed departments to fill a basket with goodies coinciding with a particular theme. Twenty-nine baskets were judged by Miriam Krehbiel, president and CEO of the United Way of Greater Topeka, and Chris Fisher, WIBW-TV 13. Stormont-Vail employees then made donations for an opportunity to win the baskets.

    The Stormont-Vail United Way Committee, under the direction of Matthew Herynk, Ph.D., oncology research and program development manager, organized the events for the United Way campaign 2011.

    Krehbiel of the United Way of Greater Topeka attended a presentation at Stormont-Vail today and accepted the check.

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