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We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health (September 14)

Dear Community Partners,

Here are today’s updates:

  • August Person of the Moment: Savannah Diegel, RN
  • September Walk with a Doc: Dr. Mark Synovec
  • BIG HEARTS Golf Tournament Monday
  • 2023 Trauma and Critical Care Symposium
  • Registration is Open for 2023 Nursing Symposium
  • “To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight

August Person of the Moment: Savannah Diegel, RN

Stormont Vail is proud to honor Savannah Diegel, RN, as the August Person of the Moment! Even in emergency situations outside of the hospital, Savannah is steady, calm, and ready to give great care. “Together we treat every patient, visitor, and team member with compassion and dignity.”

“Upon approach to the vehicle, Savannah realized there was an unresponsive individual sitting in the vehicle and a woman on the phone calling for help. Savannah immediately performed CPR to the man while in the vehicle.”

Because of Savannah’s quick reaction and emergency training, she was able to administer life-saving measures to a fellow community member. You are so deserving of this award – congratulations Savannah!

September Walk with a Doc: Dr. Mark Synovec

Join Dr. Mark Synovec for our monthly Walk with a Doc this Saturday, Sept. 16 at 9:00 a.m. We will meet on the east side of Lee Arena where Dr. Synovec will be giving a brief informative talk about the importance of medical research before we enjoy our nice walk. See you there!

BIG HEARTS Golf Tournament Monday

The Stormont Vail Foundation will host its annual BIG HEARTS Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 18, at the Topeka Country Club. Proceeds from this year’s BIG HEARTS will benefit the cardiovascular procedure center expansion and remodel in the Topeka hospital.

2023 Trauma and Critical Care Symposium

Registration is now open for the 2023 Stormont Vail Health Trauma and Critical Care Symposium. We’re excited to invite you, and all medical professionals in the area, to attend 7:50 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, in the Pozez Auditorium, at Stormont Vail’s Topeka hospital, or online. We will be hosting Bryan Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, FAEMS, from the University of Nevada Las Vegas to present alongside Kevin Joles, EMT-P, BS, Lawrence Emergency Medical Services, and Stormont Vail’s Steve Peterson, BSN, RN, CCRN.

Listen to experts discuss medical cardiac arrest, advanced cardiac resuscitation, modifying early warning scores, and more. In addition, the afternoon session features skill stations focusing on CPR, Vascular Access/Bleeding Control and Airway Management. The symposium fees vary, but registration is required. Registration for this event closes Oct. 11. You can find details here: https://stormontvail.eeds.com/

Registration is Open for 2023 Nursing Symposium

Registration is now open for the 2023 Stormont Vail Health Nursing Symposium! We’re excited to invite you, and all nursing professionals in the area, to attend on Friday, Nov. 3, from 12:15 to 4:30 p.m. in the Pozez Auditorium in Topeka or online.

We will be hosting two Mayo Clinic speakers, Janelle Wozniak, MSN, RN, and Heidi Shedenhelm, DNP, MSN, RN, NE-BC, who will present about the different nursing career pathways and how we can work together to increase the healthcare workforce.

We are also pleased to say we will have multiple Stormont Vail nursing professionals presenting topics in addition to Mayo Clinic experts. We could not be prouder of our nursing team who value education, growth, and mentorship. Thank you to all who submitted great work.

The nursing symposium is free to attend either in-person or online, but registration is required. You can find registration details here: https://stormontvail.eeds.com/

“To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight

Learn how to protect yourself from respiratory viruses – influenza, RSV and COVID-19 – from Dr. Clif Jones, Vice President, Subspecialty Medicine and infectious prevention physician, on tonight’s WIBW “To Your Health.” Information about Stormont Vail’s upcoming flu vaccine clinics will also be shared. 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. K

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