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We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health (Jan 05, 2022)

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Dear Community Partners,

Here are today’s updates:

  • Stacie Mason, MBA, Joining Stormont Vail as Senior VP and Chief Financial Officer
  • A Big Thank You to Manhattan Surgical Hospital and Irwin Army Community Hospital
  • A Great Launch at Flint Hills Campus
  • Dishman Participates in Morning Medical Update
  • “To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight – Dr. Steven Seals

Stacie Mason, MBA, Joining Stormont Vail as Senior VP and Chief Financial Officer

Stacie Mason, MBA, has accepted the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Stormont Vail Health. Stacie will begin her new duties Feb. 27, 2023.

Stacie is currently Vice President of Hospital Finance at INTEGRIS Health, Oklahoma City, Okla., which is Oklahoma’s largest health system. She has provided financial oversight for 11 INTEGRIS Health hospitals ranging from rural to metropolitan locations. Prior to joining INTEGRIS in 2017, Stacie served in a Chief Financial Officer role within two other Oklahoma healthcare organizations – Saint Francis Health System, Tulsa, and Southwestern Memorial Hospital, Weatherford, Okla.

We are excited for Stacie to join the Stormont Vail Health team at a time when our organization is working hard to ensure financial stability while providing the very best in care to our patients and communities. Stacie has great experience in working with both small and large hospitals, and providing expertise and support to a strong financial team.

Stacie has a bachelor’s degree in Health Administration and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Okla., and an accounting degree from Oklahoma State University, Tulsa. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Stacie says she is looking forward to being a part of the Stormont Vail Health organization. “This is a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the mission of bringing high quality and safe care to Kansans,” she says.

Peg Burnette, Stormont Vail’s current Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, announced last fall that she would retire in 2023. Peg returned to her Topeka roots in April 2021 when she joined Stormont Vail after her retirement from Denver Health and Hospital Authority after nearly 25 years of service as a finance executive, including 16 years as the organization’s CFO.

A Big Thank You to Manhattan Surgical Hospital and Irwin Army Community Hospital

A big thank you to our peers at Manhattan Surgical Hospital and Irwin Army Community Hospital for assisting when the sterilizer equipment at the Stormont Vail Flint Hills Hospital failed earlier this week. Through some great collaboration, we were able to get needed surgical instruments sterilized and still maintain our surgical schedule. We are in the process of purchasing new equipment at Flint Hills. We very much appreciate the teamwork with our partners in the region and look forward to supporting each other.

A Great Launch at Flint Hills Campus

We’ve had a great first week at Stormont Vail Flint Hills in Junction City. The energy and enthusiasm by our team onsite and across the system has been phenomenal. It takes teamwork to handle a project of this magnitude. While we have many people to thank, I want to do a special call out to Judy Corzine and the Information System’s team for their tremendous work to get all systems going.

Dr. Dishman Participates in Morning Medical Update

Dr. Kevin Dishman, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical and Quality Officer, participated in a Facebook Live event this week with other CMOs from across the state to discuss the impact of COVID-19, influenza and other respiratory illnesses on hospitals and healthcare organizations. Dr. Dishman noted that COVID-19 is becoming a chronic disease, which is creating challenges as hospitals are also dealing with staffing levels. He noted it is important to address and meet the medical needs in all populations, which has become even more important during the pandemic.  The University of Kansas Health System produces the Morning Medical Update.

“To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight – Dr. Steven Seals

For tonight’s WIBW-TV “To Your Health” segment, cardiologist Dr. Steven Seals will explain the sudden cardiac arrest of Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin and what he may have suffered from in Monday night’s football game. Dr. Seals will explain the importance of AED and CPR education and how quick response is important to heart health. 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.

We together,

Dr. Kenagy

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