We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health (July 21, 2022)
Dear Community Partners,
Here are today’s updates:
- COVID-19 Incidence Rate High
- “To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight: Dr. Schumacher on Back-to-School
- Doc Tok with Dr. Patricio Roman
COVID-19 Incidence Rate High
The majority of counties across Kansas, including all of the counties in the Stormont Vail Health service area, are at the high incidence rate for COVID-19, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s latest report. High incidence is defined as over 100 cases per 100,000 population.
This is a pattern that has been steadily increasing over the past several weeks.
The recommendation from Dr. Clif Jones, infectious disease specialist, to protect yourself is to:
- Get vaccinated for COVID-19 and get appropriate boosters.
- Avoid mass gatherings.
- Mask up when in indoor spaces.
- Use common sense.
COVID-19 vaccines are available through the Stormont Vail Pharmacy for ages 5 through adult. Pfizer vaccine is offered. To get an appointment at the Stormont Vail Pharmacy, 2252 S.W. 10th Ave., call (785) 270-4786 or schedule online through the scheduling assistant.
The Cotton O’Neil Pediatric Clinic, 4100 S.W. 15th Ave., offers a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for current patients: Pfizer vaccinations for patients 5- to 11-years-old are given on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, and Moderna vaccinations for patients ages 6 months to 4-years-old are available Thursday afternoons. To schedule an appointment at the Pediatrics clinic, call (785) 270-0675.
Doc Tok with Dr. Patricio Roman
It’s time to highlight one of our outstanding providers in a Doc Tok! Get to know our hand surgeon, Dr. Patricio Roman who is a part of our Orthopedics and Sports Medicine department.
Learn what he does in his free time, what his hidden talents are, his favorite food, what brought him to Kansas, and much more.
You can watch Dr. Roman in this rapid-fire Doc Tok in Stormont Vail’s Video Library.
“To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight: Dr. Schumacher on Back-to-School
It’s almost back-to-school time and pediatrician Dr. Randy Schumacher shares information on why children should have a healthcare check-up. Learn more on tonight’s “To Your Health.” 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.