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Stormont Vail Foundation Purchases New Beds for Flint Hills Campus

The Stormont Vail Foundation is excited to announce three new hospital beds will be purchased for the Stormont Vail Health Flint Hills Campus. This purchase strengthens the quality of care patients can expect to receive at Flint Hills.

The Stormont Vail Foundation is able to purchase enhancements like these, to contribute to the systems mission of improving the health of the community, thanks to the support and generosity of donors. Two departments will receive new beds; the Flint Hills Birthplace (2) and the Flint Hills Radiology Department (1) for ultrasound.

Hospital beds play a vital role in healthcare, providing a place for patients to rest and heal. The introduction of the new beds will enhance the experience for Flint Hills patients to feel more comfortable and will make it easier on team members to offer the best care.

“On behalf of the entire team here at the Flint Hills Campus, thank you to the donors and Foundation for helping us with this need,” said Tim Bergeron, Regional Director of Operations and Administrator at Stormont Vail Health Flint Hills. “We are anxious to put these resources to use for the patients that we are honored to serve in and around our community.”

In the Flint Hills Birthplace, the two beds that are being replaced have been in the unit since it was first built in 1997. Team members are excited for patients to feel more comfortable, but are also looking forward to a new feature on the bed that will allow them to more easily help position patients in the bed.

The ultrasound bed is also replacing an outdated bed. It will now feature increased patient and technologist comfort, is easier for the patient to get in and out of, and will also allow the technologist a simplified process to position patients in achieving images correctly and efficiently. Most importantly, it provides a versatility in uses and positions that the current bed has been in need of.

This investment at the Flint Hills Campus is more than $38,000 and is one of many projects happening at the facility. This is part of Stormont Vail’s commitment to Junction City and surrounding areas to ensure communities have access to quality care, close to home.

About Stormont Vail Health: Stormont Vail Health is a nonprofit integrated health system that has served the health care needs of Kansas for more than 130 years. Stormont Vail has been recognized as a Magnet® organization since 2009 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. It is composed of Stormont Vail Hospital, a 586-bed acute care hospital, and Cotton O’Neil Clinic, a multi-specialty physician group with more than 500 providers, including more than 270 physicians. Nearly 5,500 employees provide care and support services for patients in the hospital and 35 other locations, including the Cotton O’Neil Heart Center, Cancer Center, Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, Digestive Health Center, Pediatrics clinics and 10 regional primary care clinics. Stormont Vail Health is committed to its mission of improving the health of the community by being a national leader in providing compassionate, high quality and efficient integrated care through collaboration that results in a healthier community. For more information about Stormont Vail and Cotton O’Neil, visit stormontvail.org. For breaking news and videos, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About the Stormont Vail Foundation: Established in 1984, the Stormont Vail Foundation supports the work of Stormont Vail Health to improve the health of our community. The Foundation raises funds through charity fundraisers, grants, donations, and planned giving. In 2018, Stormont Vail became the Children’s Miracle Network hospital for northeast Kansas. Funds raised by our local partners help support numerous pediatric programs. The Foundation provides funds for emergency patient needs, nursing scholarships, facility upgrades and new equipment.

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