We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health (September 5)

Dear Community Partners,

Here are today’s updates:

  • Emporia Walmart Supports Emporia OB/GYN Team
  • Diane Flerlage’s Project Gains National Attention
  • Join our Community Blood Drive Wednesday, Sept. 6
  • 2023 End of Summer Bash Friday, Sept. 8

Emporia Walmart Supports Emporia OB/GYN Team

Thank you for your generosity and kindness through the Children’s Miracle Network fundraiser at the Emporia Walmart for raising $9,765 to support Stormont Vail Health’s OB/GYN team in Emporia! Your contributions make a real difference, as a new handheld sonogram machine has been purchased for the OB/GYN team to help moms and babies at our Emporia clinic.

A big thank you to everyone who participated and showed that incredible things happen when we unite for a cause!

Diane Flerlage’s Project Gains National Attention

Congratulations to Diane Flerlage, Nurse Manager, Primary Care, Manhattan Campus and Wamego Clinic, who was recently highlighted in a publication of Ottawa University about her capstone project that she completed for her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Leadership and Management.

According to the article, Diane’s project focused on developing a standard process for the onboarding and orientation of OU’s adjunct clinical nursing instructors in regions across the country. The project is so relevant to nursing instruction that international nursing honor society Sigma Theta Tau has invited Diane to present it at its Sigma Global Nursing Excellence Conference in San Antonio, Texas, in November.

Diane found in her research that are schools utilize some type of remote onboarding, but none had adopted a comprehensive standardized process. Her project will soon become a permanent part of Ottawa University’s onboarding process for remote adjunct nursing instructors. Congratulations, Diane, on this wonderful recognition of your project and on your continued quest for higher education!

Join our Community Blood Drive Wednesday, Sept. 6

Blood disorders like hemophilia and sickle cell disease affect over 120,000 Americans, and millions more carry genes that put them at risk of developing or passing along these conditions. These conditions can mean costly hospitalizations and medical appointments, work and school disruptions, and lower quality of life. Donating blood makes it possible for people with blood disorders to maintain their well-being and continue living life on their terms.

It takes less than 90 minutes to make a difference. Sign up for our Community Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023 at Stormont Vail’s Topeka Campus Hospital, Centennial Rooms A and D. Register here.

2023 End of Summer Bash Friday, Sept. 8

Stormont Vail Health team members, mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate the end of summer at our upcoming Summer Bash recruitment event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8!

Join nursing students and seasoned RNs from around our community and learn about all the great benefits Stormont Vail offers. These students will tour participating units and meet our professional recruiters and department managers.

Nurses and nursing students from the region are invited. Team members are encouraged to visit, share healthcare experiences, and answer attendees’ questions. The event will take place in Pozez Education Center in the Topeka Campus Hospital from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8. You can look forward to tasty eats from local vendors, including Pineapple Dream, Boxer Q BBQ, Soul Fire Food Co., Dj’s Catering, and Tacos El Guitarron. We hope to see you there!

We together,
Dr. Kenagy

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