Stormont Vail Health Recognized for 100 Years of Membership with the American Hospital Association
The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced that it has honored Stormont Vail Health in appreciation for the hospital’s 100 years of participation and leadership in the AHA.
The AHA is a national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, healthcare networks, and their patients and communities. Nearly 5,000 hospitals, health systems, and other healthcare organizations are part of the AHA. Stormont Vail Hospital has been among those members for 100 years. While the AHA was founded in 1898, the first year of admitting institutional members was 1919.
Stormont Vail is an integrated healthcare system serving a multicounty region in Northeast Kansas. Stormont Vail Hospital is a 586-bed acute care referral center in northeast Kansas. It is the product of the 1949 merger between Christ’s Hospital (opened in 1884) and the Jane C. Stormont Hospital and Training School for Nurses (1895). Stormont Vail Hospital and Cotton O’Neil joined in 1995 to form Stormont Vail Health. Stormont Vail has the region’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care and only verified trauma center. The organization has been able to increase services across the region to meet the growing healthcare needs by recently adding a new campus in Junction City, now Stormont Vail Health Flint Hills Campus (formerly Geary Community Hospital), and expanding services in Manhattan to open a state-of-the-art facility that will house primary and specialty care under one roof, Stormont Vail Health Manhattan Campus.
“The American Hospital Association is proud to acknowledge Stormont Vail for their 100 years of membership in the AHA and for their continued commitment to their patients and partnership with us,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “The AHA commends the team and leadership at Stormont Vail for prioritizing patients in the region and being an anchor of high-quality care close to home for those in the community.”
“We are fortunate to have the American Hospital Association as a resource, raising awareness of the challenges presented in today’s environment and advocating for safe and affordable solutions,” said Robert Kenagy, M.D., president and CEO, Stormont Vail Health. “We value this long-standing relationship with the AHA and appreciate their strong presence advocating at the federal level for hospitals, communities and patients.”