We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health (Jan 26, 2022)

Dear Community Partners,

Here are today’s updates:

  • Meet Liz Barnes: Leader Seeks to Connect with Her Team
  • “To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight
  • Clinical Research Seeking Individuals for Study

Meet Liz Barnes: Leader Seeks to Connect with Her Team

Making a true connection with team members is important for leaders – especially in healthcare where caring is integral to the relationships we develop with patients and our team. At Stormont Vail Health, Liz Barnes, RN and Nurse Manager, epitomizes that connection. Liz believes the best way to manage is by creating an unbreakable personal connection with her team. She says, “I feel connected with my team on a personal level. They’re my people, they’re my go-to.”

Hear more from Liz in a recent video created to encourage others in our community to consider a career at Stormont Vail. If you know someone ready to start a career where they feel connected, needed and appreciated, please encourage them to apply for a position with Stormont Vail.

“To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight

Learn about Stormont Vail’s bronchiolitis clinic on tonight’s “To Your 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 The parent of a child who utilized this service will share how her family benefitted.

Clinical Research Seeking Individuals for Study

Stormont Vail’s Cancer Clinical Research Department is partnering with the National Cancer Institute to conduct a clinical trial using blood samples to develop a screening test for the early detection of cancer. They are in search of healthy (no history of cancer) individuals who would be willing to set up one appointment for a consent, health questionnaire, and a blood sample. There would also be an optional second blood sample after one year.

Needed for the study are men and women aged 40-75, except for white females under 60 years as this group has filled up.

Despite many advances, cancer remains the second leading cause of death worldwide. Today, there is no screening available for the majority of life threatening cancers, and as a result, most cancers are not detected until too late when outcomes are poor. The earlier cancer is diagnosed, the better the chance of successful treatment, but cancer can spread and grow before any symptoms arise.

The Alliance MCED Biobank Study will contribute to a greater understanding of how to detect multiple types of cancer through early detection blood tests by looking for signals of cancer that may be present. These tests may be done in routine health care to help more people increase their chances of finding cancer early when treatment is more likely to be successful.

While you will not be compensated for participating in this study, participation in clinical trials could make a difference for your family and your community, as well as improve treatment outcomes for patients with cancer around the world. To learn more about this study, contact Rebekah Humphrey-Sewell at (785) 270-4963 or email [email protected].


We together,
Dr. Kenagy

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