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We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health (Apr 27, 2023)

Dear Community Partners,

Here are today’s updates:

  • Stormont Vail Blog: What Magnet Really Means
  • Deb Yocum Gets Surprise at Flint Hills Campus
  • “To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month & Child Abuse Awareness Month

Stormont Vail Blog: What Magnet Really Means

We are on the road to becoming a four-time ANCC Magnet-designated hospital and could not be more proud. This designation requires four years of preparation, hard work, dedication, outstanding stories, and an extraordinary amount of care. Read this week’s blog to hear from Paula Sanders and Kassadee Clark, the Magnet experts, about what the path to designation looks like, how every team member contributes, and why we love to celebrate your accomplishments. We are excited for the ANCC Magnet surveyors to be at Stormont Vail Health, visiting with our team members and touring departments next week, May 1-3.

Deb Yocum Gets Surprise at Flint Hills Campus

Deb Yocum, Vice President, Strategic Development, was the focus of celebration at a surprise luncheon at the Flint Hills Campus in Junction City Wednesday. Deb is finishing up her tenure as interim hospital administrator in Junction City this week. She has played an integral role in leading the transition of the hospital and rural health clinic becoming a part of the Stormont Vail system.

During that time Deb also announced she would be retiring from Stormont Vail at the conclusion of the project. However, she has agreed to stay for a bit longer to help with some additional projects.

The Flint Hills team has appreciated Deb’s leadership and wanted to show their gratitude. Tim Bergeron, Regional Director and Flint Hills Administrator, and others thanked Deb for her hard work. In addition to the special luncheon, Deb was presented a T-shirt that was emblazoned “Alpaca Lunch, Upaca Cooler Ranch,” which is the name of the alpaca farm Deb plans to develop in her retirement.

“To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently published updates to mammography regulations, one of which is to require mammography facilities to notify patients about the density of their breasts. On tonight’s WIBW-TV To Your Health segment, Jena Zimmerman, mammographer at the Cotton O’Neil Manhattan Clinic, will explain what this means and why it is important. The segment will air at 10 p.m. on WIBW-TV, Channel 13. The segment will typically repeat at 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. Fridays on 13 News This Morning and be posted on wibw.com.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month & Child Abuse Awareness Month

April is an important month in which we observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Awareness Month. We are grateful to our forensic team and all of the team members who care for patients who have survived assault or abuse of any kind. What you do matters. All of us can help by finding resources to educate ourselves, supporting survivors, and helping to hopefully change the statistics by bringing awareness to others.

We together,
Dr. Kenagy

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