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We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health (June 30, 2022)

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Dear Community Partners,

Here are today’s updates:

  • Retirement Reception Friday for Dr. Teeter
  • Wright Announces Retirement Plans
  • Staying Safe and Responsible this Fourth of July
  • “To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight

Retirement Reception Friday for Dr. Teeter

Dr. Scott Teeter will be honored at a retirement reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 1, at 901 Garfield. The reception will be in Internal Medicine, 1st floor south. (Registration can provide directions to the reception location.)

Dr. Teeter has been with Cotton O’Neil for 35 years as an internal medicine specialist. In addition to his practice, he has served in numerous roles at Stormont Vail to support clinical research, cancer services and the underserved population. He also is an exceptional trumpeter and has performed in community bands over the years and participated in the annual “Music, Just What the Doctor Ordered” concert that benefits HealthAccess and the patients it serves.

In addition to Friday’s retirement reception, Dr. Teeter has agreed to lead the July 16th Walk with a Doc community event. All team and community members are invited to this event that begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at Washburn University campus, east side of Lee Arena. Following brief remarks, the walk will be on campus and will conclude by 10 a.m.

All team members are invited to attend these events to show our appreciation for Dr. Teeter and his many efforts over the years to care for patients and our community.

Dr. Wright Announces Retirement Plans

Dr. George Wright, Vice President, Primary Care, has announced his plans to retire at the end of this year, with his last official day on or around Jan. 15, 2023.

Dr. Wright has been a wonderful physician serving patients and our community for nearly 30 years. He has been an excellent leader for our Primary Care services, helping lead the care we provided to the community during the challenges of the pandemic. Among the many projects he has been involved in are the development of the Enhanced Primary Care program, development and support of the CARE clinic to care for those dismissed from primary care practices or from the hospital with a primary care provider and support of the Central Nurse Triage program.

Dr. Wright noted that the relationships he has made with patients, staff and colleagues have been inspiring, fulfilling, collaborative and truly amazing. Our team members feel the same of Dr. Wright. We will miss Dr. Wright after his retirement and feel deeply privileged to have had him as a part of Cotton O’Neil Clinic and Stormont Vail Health over these many years.

Dr. Kevin Dishman will oversee the process of identifying the individual to fill Dr. Wright’s leadership role as a member of Operating Committee. Dr. Wright will continue to support and work on several projects underway in Primary Care, as well as ensuring continued care for his family medicine practice.

Staying Safe and Responsible this Fourth of July

Every Fourth of July, people throughout the United States set off fireworks to celebrate our independence from Britain. The fireworks symbolize bombs bursting in air to remind us of those who fought for our freedom. However, for as beautiful as fireworks can be, they can also cause serious injuries when not handled properly.

Read our recent blog for a few tips to keep you and your loved ones safe around fireworks: Firework Safety Prevention – Stormont Vail Health

As a reminder, our Emergency Department and Trauma Center are always open for severe and life-threatening injuries.

 “To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight

Teresa Taylor, Program Manager for Trauma Services, will share information about safety over the 4th of July holiday on tonight’s “To Your Health” segment 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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