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We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health

Dear Community Partners,

Here are today’s updates:

  • Congratulations, TaJion Smith, May Person of the Moment
  • Emerging Leaders Program to Host Graduation Wednesday
  • Volunteers Needed for TCALC Phlebotomy Students’ Program Completion

Congratulations, TaJion Smith, May Person of the Moment

Integrity and Compliance professionals ensure organizations stay up-to-date on all regulatory and licensing requirements. In healthcare, their work supports the highest standards of patient care and ethical behavior by maintaining patient safety and improving care quality.

These professionals also engage with team members to build trust and provide support so people feel comfortable reporting compliance issues. To achieve this, compliance specialists need excellent interpersonal skills and compassion – two traits that TaJion Smith, Integrity and Compliance Specialist at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, embodies.

TaJion’s impeccable attention to detail is only matched by the attention he gives every person he encounters. The confidence and transparency he fosters across our health system has nurtured trust in our ability to meet the needs of our patients and team members alike. For this reason, we proudly recognize TaJion as our May Person of the Moment.

Take a moment to recognize his award and impeccable professionalism.

Nominate a team member or learn more about this program.

Emerging Leaders Program to Host Graduation Wednesday

The Emerging Leaders Program will graduate 13 Stormont Vail team members at a ceremony at 3 p.m. June 19 in Pozez Auditorium. That will bring to 85 the number of people who have graduated from the six-month leadership program.  This session was the fourth of the program to be held and the second that was virtual.

A reception for the new graduates will follow the ceremony during which time the graduates will share their portfolios, showcasing their work from the program. All are invited to attend the graduation ceremony and reception.

Graduates include:

Keri Bauman, IS Ambulatory; Alexis Bertand, Internal Medicine; Alexis Crum, Pediatrics; Kimberly Easterling, Flint Hills Lab; MollyPatt Eyestone, Marketing; Corinne Garrison, North Fielding Clinic;   Samantha Huber, Osage Clinic; Shaley Long, Family Practice; Tam Spencer, Flint Hills Pharmacy;   

Andrew Still, Flint Hills Medical Surgical; Samantha Strawder, Primary Care Emporia Clinic; Samantha Zimmerman, Manhattan Campus; and Brent Helm, Information Technology.

The next session of the Emerging Leaders Program will be in-person with classes at the Topeka Campus. It will run July through December 2024. Applications for the next session were due June 12.

Volunteers Needed for TCALC Phlebotomy Students’ Program Completion

Stormont Vail Health and the Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers (TCALC) have partnered to provide a Phlebotomy Healthcare Pathway for high school students in our community. The students receive more than 120 hours of classroom education while also using simulations and hands-on practice to earn their American Medical Technologists Registered Phlebotomy Technician Certification.

To complete the program, each student needs to perform 50 successful venipunctures on real people. We need volunteers who are willing to allow a student phlebotomist to practice venipunctures under direct instructor supervision. Volunteers must be 18 years old or older.

Volunteers are needed July 1-3 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Stormont Vail Health Topeka Hospital, Centennial Room B. This is a walk-in volunteer drive, with no appointment required. For questions, please contact [email protected].

We together,
Dr. Kenagy

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