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We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health (July 12, 2022)

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Dear Community Partners,

Here are today’s updates:

  • Stormont Vail Recognized for Equity Work
  • We CARE We VOTE: Today is Deadline to Register to Vote in Aug. 2 Primary
  • Get the Facts on Fentanyl Opiates in Shawnee County
  • Current Status at Stormont Vail Health

Stormont Vail Recognized for Equity Work

Stormont Vail Health received a certificate for its work in the Improving Health Equity Collaborative, a part of the Vizient Performance Improvement Collaboratives program. The certificate honors the hard work and dedication demonstrated by submitting all project deliverables and attending at least 67% of the calls. A special tribute was given to Emersen Frazier, Director of Health Equity and Policy, for serving as the project liaison and keeping the Stormont Vail team on track throughout the project.

“The Improvement Collaboratives program has found that organizations who actively participate in Collaborative projects perform better and achieve more success. Stormont Vail Health is certainly a testament to this,” Vizient officials noted.

We CARE We VOTE: Today is Deadline to Register to Vote in Aug. 2 Primary

The deadline to register to vote for the primary election in Kansas is today, July 12. For more information on how to register, contact your local county election office or go to the Kansas Secretary of State’s website. Oct. 18 is the deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 8 general election

Stormont Vail Health is participating in the We CARE We VOTE effort to encourage healthcare team members and the community to register to vote, and vote in the primary and general elections this year. Voting is essential for electing leaders who support healthy Kansas communities and who prioritize the health of Kansans especially after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Get the Facts on Fentanyl Opiates in Shawnee County

A free community education event, “Get the Facts on Fentanyl Opiates in Shawnee County,” will be July 27 at the Kay McFarland Japanese Garden and Venue, 635 S.W. Gage Blvd., in Gage Park. The event will start at 9 a.m. and will offer education and resources in Shawnee County surrounding opioid overdose, impacts, and how you can help. There will be a Question and Answer session at 10:15 a.m. In addition, there will be door prizes and light refreshments.

Presenters will be Alyssa Nava, DCCCA; Brian Aeschliman, trauma nurse educator at Stormont Vail Health; Captain Jerry Monasmith, Topeka Police Department; in collaboration with Prevention and Resiliency Services. RSVPs are requested by July 22 at [email protected] or call (785) 266-8666.

Current Status at Stormont Vail Health

The weekly COVID-19 scorecard is posted on the Stormont Vail website. Here are highlights are from the scorecard:

  • 12 inpatients are COVID-19 positive. This is down from 19 last week.
  • 79% of recent COVID-19 admissions are unvaccinated or had last dose/booster more than 6 months ago.
  • COVID-19 inpatient discharges (previous week): 25. Deaths: 1.
  • 1 COVID-19 positive patient in the outpatient Enhanced Primary Care program.
  • 31.1% of people tested for COVID-19 at Stormont Vail facilities the past seven days were positive. That is similar to 31.2% last week.
  • 55 team members and 5 providers on contact leave for COVID-19. The total of 60 people on contact leave this week is an increase from 32 last week. All but one of the 60 this week is due to community exposure.
  • 105,447 vaccinations (included boosters) administered.
  • To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment:

We together,
Dr. Kenagy

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