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We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health (July 18, 2023)

Dear Community Partners,

Here are today’s updates:

  • Prairie Band Provides Grant for Stormont Vail Cardiovascular Project
  • Body Dysmorphia: Overcoming the Struggle with Body Image
  • Stormont Vail Sponsoring WIBW Job Fair this Wednesday

Prairie Band Provides Grant for Stormont Vail Cardiovascular Project

Stormont Vail Health has received a grant for $100,000 from the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation for the Cardiovascular Outpatient Center project.

Several Stormont Vail leaders were in attendance the past week when Prairie Band announced its generous gift at the Prairie Band Charitable Contributions Award Banquet. This project, slated to start in the fall in the Topeka hospital, will be a major enhancement of the current Cath Lab and cardiac and vascular procedure area. This will be on the first floor of the hospital and will be completed in phases so patient care is uninterrupted.

Each year some 3,300 eastern Kansas patients choose Stormont Vail Health for minimally invasive, lifesaving cardiovascular procedures – such as the Watchman Implant to treat Atrial Fibrillation, placement of stints, and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). Because many of the latest procedures are performed in the outpatient setting, the CVOPC needs to expand to continue to accommodate the latest advancements in cardiac care and to respond to the increasing need in our region.

Raising funds for the CVOPC has been a major focus of the Stormont Vail Foundation this year. In addition to the gift from the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, several other significant gifts have been received.  The project will also be this year’s beneficiary of the Stormont Vail Foundation Big Hearts Golf Tournament.

In the photo: Clint Patty, Chair, Stormont Vail Foundation Board; Ann Rausch, Department Assistant, CV Service Line; Dr. Robert Kenagy, President and CEO, Stormont Vail; Donna Bishop, Director, Cath Lab/Interventional Radiology; Wanda Treinen, Charitable Contributions Committee Member, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation; Barbra Carranza, Administrative Director; Arlene Wahwasuck, Charitable Contributions Committee Member, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation; Amy Burns, President and Executive Director, Stormont Vail Foundation; John Tuckwin, member of the Charitable Contributions Committee and Marketing Director, Prairie Band Casino & Resort.

Body Dysmorphia: Overcoming the Struggle with Body Image

Body Dysmorphia Disorder (BDD) is more complicated than you might imagine. Our Stormont Vail experts on the Weight Management Team have worked with many patients who struggle with the disorder and are learning how to combat their own thoughts. Read this week’s blog on stormontvail.org here to learn more about BDD, what symptoms it causes, and how Jamie Fowles, Weight Management APP, overcame her own struggle and now helps patients to do the same.

Stormont Vail Sponsoring WIBW Job Fair this Wednesday

Stormont Vail Health is sponsoring the inaugural WIBW Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Fairlawn Plaza Mall in Topeka. The job fair is free to attend for anyone looking for employment.

The Stormont Vail Talent Acquisition Team and hiring managers from across the system will be at the Stormont Vail booth, sharing information about the variety of job openings we have available. Additional information about the job fair can be found on the WIBW website.

We together,
Dr. Kenagy

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