We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health (Aug 1, 2023)

Dear Team, (Community Partners),

Here are today’s updates:

  • John “Rob” Miller, M.D., Joins Stormont Vail Health Emergency Department
  • July Person of the Moment: Ray Garcillano
  • Shawnee Heights Fire District Honors Ann Garcia-Brinker for Courageous Act
  • Ace Hardware Bucket Days – Aug. 4-6

John “Rob” Miller, M.D., Joins Stormont Vail Health Emergency Department

Stormont Vail Health proudly announces that John “Rob” Miller, M.D., has joined our Emergency Department team. Dr. Miller’s appreciation for interpersonal connection and passion for medicine plays a prominent role in his work as an emergency department physician.

“For me, the main draw was seeing doctors walk the line between talking to and connecting with people while also engaging with science,” Dr. Miller said. “It’s about being a thoughtful person who really knows the depth of science so they can help heal people.”

Dr. Miller comes to Stormont Vail from Hays Medical Center, where he worked as Chief Designate of Medical Staff. His unique experience as an emergency physician and former hospital administrator strongly influence his approach to patient care.

“I want patients to know they’ll be well-taken care of if they see me. I do my best to get to know them and help them throughout their journey,” he says. “It’s something that I take seriously. I want them to know I’m working hard to be the best I can be for them.” Dr. Miller, welcome to the team!

July Person of the Moment: Ray Garcillano

Stormont Vail is proud to have Ray Garcillano, Building Blocks Department Assistant II, named as the July Person of the Moment! In every way possible, Mr. Garcillano embodies the Stormont Vail tenets, especially “Together we treat every patient, visitor, and team member with compassion and dignity.”

His nominator wrote, “On the first week, my 8-year-old son told me Ray is his best friend. Ray is the first person we see every morning, and the last one we see before we leave. He has the biggest and brightest smile every single day. He radiates joy. Stormont Vail is lucky to have him on staff at Building Blocks.” Congratulations, Ray!

Shawnee Heights Fire District Honors Ann Garcia-Brinker for Courageous Act

For Ann Garcia-Brinker, Stormont Vail Health’s Nurse Residency Program Manager, helping others comes as naturally as breathing. A nurse for almost 30 years, she has risen to the occasion in service of others countless times.

June 24, 2023 was no different. While passing her neighbor’s home late that night, she realized it was on fire and immediately stopped to help the family escape. Ann’s actions demonstrate that our team is always looking out for our neighbors, even off the clock, while her words exemplify Stormont Vail’s third tenant: “We provide safe, high-quality care with a kind and generous spirit.”

To honor Ann’s courageous actions, the Shawnee Heights Fire District presented Ann with an award on July 27. She hopes this recognition will encourage everyone to rise to the occasion when others are in need.

“We’re all here to take care of each other. It’s about community. We tend to live our own lives and not realize how we affect each other until we’re needed,” Ann said. “It would be nice to connect in other ways when we’re not in trouble, to know that our neighbors do care and would be willing to stop and help whether or not we know them personally.” Read more about Ann’s actions on here.

Ace Hardware Bucket Days – Aug. 4-6

Cross a few things off your to-do list while stepping up to help kids! This weekend, Aug. 4-6, is Miracle Bucket Days at participating Ace Hardware stores. Just make a $5 donation to receive a 5-gallon Miracle Bucket and 20% off almost everything that fits inside. All donations benefit Children’s Miracle Network at Stormont Vail Health.

We together,

Dr. K

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