Best Medical Facility
Stormont Vail Health
Local connections and investment in the greater Topeka community are what Stormont Vail Health CEO Randy Peterson believes makes the health care facility fitting for a Best of Topeka nod.
“We continue to strive every day to do more to meet the needs of the individuals within eastern and central Kansas,” Peterson said. “As a nonprofit, we reinvest in the services, facilities and technology needed to stay at the forefront of health care.”
With a history of more than 130 years in Topeka, the 586-bed, 5,000-staff Stormont Vail Health has evolved over the years. Initially, Christ Hospital and Jane C. Stormont Hospital combined in 1949 and then Cotton O’Neil Clinic joined in 1995.
“Today, Cotton O’Neil Clinic is one of the largest and most reputable, multi-specialty medical groups in Kansas, with over 400 employed providers delivering exceptional care at Stormont Vail Hospital and 23 ambulatory locations,” Peterson said.
Stormont Vail Health, 1500 S.W. 10th Ave., is also the only regional facility with a Level III neonatal intensive care unit and a Level II trauma center, he said. Plus, it’s a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, which allows staff to have access to Mayo Clinic colleagues for e-consultation and clinical collaboration.
Peterson said Stormont Vail Health has been “a pioneer” in bringing state-of-the-art care to the region.
“Stormont Vail Health is not just a member of this community,” he said. “We are a part of its culture and its heart. It’s why we say that the story of you is the story of us.”
First runner-up: St. Francis Health Center
Second runner-up: Cotton O’Neil Cancer Center