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We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health (May 04, 2023)

Dear Community Partners,

 

Here are today’s updates:

  • Magnet Site Visit Showcases Interdisciplinary Team, Extraordinary Care
  • Congratulations, Stormont Vail Wound Care Center Team!
  • “To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight – Stormont Vail Manhattan Campus

ANCC Magnet Site Visit Showcases Interdisciplinary Team, Extraordinary Care

 “We had hundreds of the best small moments during our visit.”

“This organization is committed to the community.”

 “Your focus on prevention is exemplary.”

“We heard about many best practices and now you need to amplify those and disseminate them.”

“The staff thinks that what they do is normal, but it is extraordinary.”

Praise was flowing for the Stormont Vail Health team Wednesday from three ANCC Magnet surveyors who spent several days meeting with team members in our clinics and Topeka hospital as a part of the quest to be designated a Magnet healthcare organization for the fourth time. ANCC is the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

There are 608 Magnet-designated healthcare organizations in the world, and only a small percentage have received the prestigious designation four consecutive times. The surveyors will now prepare their report to be given to the Magnet Commission, which will make a determination about the fourth Magnet designation. Stormont Vail has continuously earned the Magnet designation since 2009.

The designation requires an organization meet a number of quality, safety, culture and leadership standards through the submission of a written document. Stormont Vail’s document was approximately 2,500 pages. It was developed by a Magnet Steering Committee that included nurses from across the system. Paula Sanders, RN, Sue Iverson, RN, and Kassadee Clark organized the effort.

The appraisers’ visit was comprised of sessions with 403 team members, which included 379 nurses. The sessions covered specific work areas, review of processes and programs, and presentations about innovation. Nurses from across the system were able to meet virtually with an appraiser, and appraisers met with community representatives who interact with Stormont Vail.

Stormont Vail Health has a rich legacy of excellence in care. Having Magnet surveyors, unfamiliar with our organization, come and validate how our amazing interdisciplinary team works together, with the patient at the focus of the care, is something to celebrate. They saw how we care for our patients and our communities – and how you care for each other. They saw our efforts to create a seamless continuum of care, across our clinics and hospitals, which benefits each and every patient. They noted our academic partnerships and our support of future nurses and health care professionals. They saw how our nurses are empowered at the bedside and utilize best practices and can speak to quality data.

Chief Nursing Officer Carol Perry noted yesterday during a debriefing session, “When we work together there is a ripple effect of the care to the patient, the family and the community, and it begins with each of you.”

We are all so very proud of our team of nurses and grateful for the extraordinary care they help facilitate.

Congratulations, Stormont Vail Wound Care Center Team!

We are proud to announce that our Wound Care Center in Topeka has earned a Center of Distinction recognition by Healogics for the sixth consecutive year.

In order to receive this prestigious distinction, our team demonstrated a solid and unwavering commitment to exceptional patient experiences throughout 2022. Last ye​​ar, 275 providers referred patients to the Topeka Wound Care Center, 1,057 new patients were seen, and more than 7,000 wound assessments were performed. These statistics signify the Stormont Vail Wound Care Center is growing to serve the community in a new way as 38 of the 275 referring providers are new and the number of new patients seen is record breaking since the clinic opened in 2004.

This achievement acknowledges our Wound Care team’s commitment and dedication to helping their patients heal in a timely manner and with the highest quality of care. Congratulations Wound Care team!

Stormont Vail has two wound care locations – one in Topeka at 823 S.W. Mulvane and the other at the Flint Hills Campus in Junction City. Both partner with Healogics in the specialized treatment of wounds.

“To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight – Stormont Vail Manhattan Campus

Get a sneak peek of the new Stormont Vail Manhattan campus on tonight’s WIBW-TV “To Your Health.”

We’ll take a tour of the new facility slated to open this summer with Mary Martell, Vice President and Regional Administrator, and Keith Griffin, System Director, Facilities Services.

Located at 1325 Research Park Drive, near the Kansas State University campus, the new facility will house primary care, specialty medicine, lab, imaging, and other services and amenities. In July Stormont Vail/Cotton O’Neil Clinics currently spread across several locations in Manhattan will move to the new building in a phased approach.

The To Your Health 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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