We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health (Feb 21, 2023)

Dear Community Partners,

Here are today’s updates:

  • Breast Cancer Gets the Boot from Stormont Vail Team
  • Stormont Vail Makes Connections at Manhattan Event
  • Topeka Hospital Gift Shop to be Closed Temporarily
  • Current Status at Stormont Vail Health

Breast Cancer Gets the Boot from Stormont Vail Team

What an amazing response we received for the Give Breast Cancer the Boot campaign. Departments throughout Stormont Vail Health sponsored “Boots” to raise funds to be donated to Race Against Breast Cancer. A check will be delivered to RABC and funds will be used to pay for screening and diagnostic mammography services for individuals who work or live in 16 northeast Kansas counties and are unable to afford the services. The colorful “boot” posters were decorated by various departments with stickers, sequins and other bling, adding more awareness and creativity to the effort.

This year’s donation will provide 45 no cost mammograms to individuals, both male and female, who otherwise would not be able to pay for this imaging service. In total, $55,507.75 dollars have been raised for the annual boot challenge over the past five years.

Our team members are a true reflection of our mission, working together to improve the health of our community. Thank you for all you do and the extraordinary care that you show to the health of our patients and communities.

Stormont Vail Makes Connections at Manhattan Event

Stormont Vail Health was front and center at the Manhattan Chamber’s 98th annual meeting and celebration last Friday. In addition to being the presenting sponsor of the evening, Stormont Vail board member Mark Knackendoffel received the gavel as the 2023 Chair of the chamber and Matt Crocker, a Stormont Vail Foundation board member, was honored with the C. Clyde Jones Volunteer of the Year award. Matt is CEO of SPS Companies, Inc., and active in the chamber and Manhattan community.

To keep the Stormont Vail connections going, C. Clyde Jones is the father of Stormont Vail’s Dr. Clif Jones, Vice President of Subspecialty Services. C. Clyde Jones is a 60-year Manhattan resident who served as the first dean of Kansas State University’s College of Business. He also has a long-running record of community service in Manhattan and Matt Crocker is the 34th recipient of the Volunteer of the Year award bearing C. Clyde Jones’ name.

As the sponsoring organization, Mary Martell, Vice President, Regional Administrator, provided a welcome at the event and spoke about Stormont Vail Health’s history in Manhattan, and the development of a new large medical facility that will be completed this summer on the edge of the Kansas State University campus. She also shared about Stormont Vail’s recent expansion in Junction City with the Flint Hills campus, which includes a hospital and rural health clinic.

Topeka Hospital Gift Shop to be Closed Temporarily

The gift shop in our Topeka hospital will be closing at 2 p.m. today and will be closed all day on Feb. 22 to allow for new carpet to be installed. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Current Status at Stormont Vail Health

The weekly COVID-19 scorecard is posted on the Stormont Vail website. Here are highlights are from the scorecard:

  • 6 inpatients are COVID-19 positive. That compares to 10 last week.
  • 96% of recent COVID-19 admissions are unvaccinated or had last dose/booster more than 6 months ago.
  • COVID-19 inpatient discharges (previous week): 21. Deaths: 0.
  • 6 COVID-19 positive patients in the outpatient Enhanced Primary Care program.
  • 11.5% of people tested for COVID-19 at Stormont Vail facilities the past seven days were positive. That is up slightly from 9.4% last week.
  • 20 team members and no providers on contact leave for COVID-19. The total of 20 people on contact leave this week compares to 24 last week.
  • 111,533 vaccinations (included boosters) administered.
  • To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment:

We together,
Dr. Kenagy

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