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We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health (Jan 09)

Dear Community Partners,

Here are today’s updates:

  • Wound Care Teams Achieve Milestone
  • Meagan Johnson, BSN, RN, Recognized for Support, Encouragement
  • Start the New Year with a Good Deed: Sign Up for Community Blood Drive
  • Referral from Baker Graduate Can Trigger Nursing Scholarship

Wound Care Teams Achieve Milestone

Congratulations to the Stormont Vail Wound Care Centers in Topeka and Junction City for achieving a challenge from Healogics, who Stormont Vail partners with for the operation of the centers. From August to November, Healogics implemented a “Power of One: One patient. One healing journey. One life changed” campaign to encourage their nearly 600 centers to see one more patient each week and reach more people needing care.

The Stormont Vail centers in Topeka and Flint Hills Campus in Junction City were the only two centers in the state of Kansas that achieved the goal of reaching one more patient each week. Karen Conley, Program Director, reports that both centers actually went above and beyond!

Congratulations to our Topeka and Flint Hills Wound Care Center team members for this recognition of taking care of our communities!

Meagan Johnson, BSN, RN, Recognized for Unparalleled Support, Encouragement

For Meagan Johnson, BSN, RN, in the Stormont Vail Topeka Hospital Emergency Department, easing patients’ family members through times of crisis goes hand-in-hand with patient care.

For this reason, we celebrate Meagan for receiving the DAISY Award, which honors and recognizes nurses who go the extra mile and thank them for the care and kindness they provide.

“Meagan was phenomenal. She was supportive, encouraging, helpful, patient, and extremely attentive to our family throughout our stay in the ER,” the mother of an 18-month-old patient wrote in Meagan’s nomination. “In a scary moment of our lives, Meagan went above and beyond to support us. She really is an amazing asset to your nursing team.”

Meagan, congratulations on winning the DAISY Award! Your intention, empathy, and patience are inspirational – Thank you for your steadfast commitment to care and your profession.

Read Meagan’s full nomination here.

Start the New Year with a Good Deed: Sign Up for Community Blood Drive

  • Date: Jan. 24, 2024
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location: Centennial Rooms A and D
  • Registration: savealifenow.org/group (Group Code: TPKS)

As the U.S. continues to face a nationwide blood shortage, our upcoming Community Blood Drive is an excellent way to look out for our neighbors and support those in need.

Click the registration link above to schedule your spot on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Centennial Rooms A and D in Pozez Education Center, at the north end of Stormont Vail Health’s Topeka Hospital.

Referral from Baker Graduate Can Trigger Nursing Scholarship

Did you know that graduates of Baker University, from any program, can refer a student to a Baker Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Master of Science in Nursing program and help the student receive a $1,000 one-time Alumni Referral Scholarship toward their education? Important to note: The referral must be made before the student is accepted for admission.

Additionally, if a Baker graduate has a child or grandchild who wants to attend Baker, the student may be eligible to receive an Alumni Legacy Scholarship of $1,000 per year.

Learn more about these scholarships.

We together,
Dr. Kenagy

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