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We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health (Oct 04, 2022)

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Dear Community Partners,

Here are today’s updates:

  • Stormont Vail Duo’s Quick Action Saves Student’s Life
  • SVH to Participate in Safety Training Exercise at 1 p.m. Wednesday
  • Celebrate National Health Care Supply Chain Week
  • Support the Stormont Vail Foundation
  • Current Status at Stormont Vail Health

Stormont Vail Duo’s Quick Action Saves Student’s Life
Quick action by two Stormont Vail Health leaders saved a student’s life during a medical emergency on Sept. 28. Carol Perry, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, and Amy Kincade, Vice President, Clinical Integration, were at the Topeka Center for Advanced Learning & Careers (TCALC) to participate in a panel with high school students on the topic of career readiness.

After the event was over, a student at TCALC experienced a medical emergency and Carol and Amy immediately provided support to resuscitate the student and saved the student’s life.

The Topeka Public Schools’ Board of Education will honor Carol and Amy with the Life Saver Award at its meeting on Thursday evening.

SVH to Participate in Safety Training Exercise at 1 p.m. Wednesday

At 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, Stormont Vail Health will be participating in a safety training exercise with Shawnee County Emergency Management.

Please know that this exercise will be performed calmly, will not be a force on force exercise, and will not involve any weapons or weapon sound-effects. However, you will hear an overhead page in the hospital around 1 p.m. and may see additional safety personnel outside. The page will begin and end with these words: “THIS IS AN EXERCISE.” We want you to be aware of the training and ask for your help in relaying that information to any patients or visitors who may be concerned.

If you have any questions, please connect with your supervisor. This exercise is not to cause fear. It is to ensure we are always prepared, no matter what the circumstances. Thank you for your help and dedication to keeping our community, patients, and one another safe and healthy.

Celebrate National Health Care Supply Chain Week

This week is National Health Care Supply Chain Week – so please take the opportunity to recognize and say thanks to our supply chain professionals who support the Stormont Vail Health team and facilities in many ways.

Support the Stormont Vail Foundation

Envista Credit Union will be selecting 15 organizations to receive $500 each during International Credit Union Week based off of the nominations submitted. Nominations are accepted through Oct. 12. There will be five winners selected from Topeka, Hutchinson and Lawrence.

Please go to this link and nominate the Stormont Vail Foundation for a chance to win!

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:

  • 18 inpatients are COVID-19 positive. This is a notable increase compared to 6 last week.
  • 96% of recent COVID-19 admissions are unvaccinated or had last dose/booster more than 6 months ago.
  • COVID-19 inpatient discharges (previous week): 18. Deaths: 0.
  • 1 COVID-19 positive patient in the outpatient Enhanced Primary Care program.
  • 9.9% of people tested for COVID-19 at Stormont Vail facilities the past seven days were positive. That compares to 11.1% last week.
  • 21 team members and 5 providers on contact leave for COVID-19. The total of 26 people on contact leave this week is similar to 30 last week.
  • 106,462 vaccinations (included boosters) administered.
  • To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment:

We together,
Dr. Kenagy

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