Mercy Hospital: Awards, Grant, and a Teddy Bear Clinic

Submitted by Tina Rockhold, Mercy Hospital

Dr. Larry Seals Earns Another Five-Star Excellence Award

For the third consecutive year, Dr. Larry Seals and the Mercy Clinic Fort Scott OB/GYN team, have earned the Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC) Five-Star Excellence Award for Provider Services and Overall Care.

For the third consecutive year, Mercy Fort Scott OB/GYN Dr. Larry Seals and RNs Trina Arndt (left) and Crystal Roberts have earned the prestigious PRC Five-Star Excellence Award. Photo Credit and cutline: Mercy Hospital.

The recognition honors Seals for scoring in the top 10 percent nationally for “excellent”

responses in patient satisfaction surveys.

After 30 years in practice – and thousands of beautiful babies delivered into his hands – Seals gives credit for the award to teamwork.

“I’m happy because my nursing staff does a great job of treating patients with superb clinical skill and unmatched compassion,” he said.

Seals contributes his practice’s success to being grounded and down to earth.

“When precious life is in your hands, it’s important to remain humble and share genuine care for everyone.”

Mercy Kids Health Fair and Teddy Bear Clinic Scheduled for Saturday, August 12

Making healthy choices begins with good mentoring. Help steer your children down the right path by bringing them to the Mercy Kids Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, August 12, at Mercy Hospital Fort Scott. From 9 a.m. to noon, the clinic will provide free health screenings, fitness fun, education and learning opportunities, a chance to see emergency vehicles and meet with community agency representatives.

All screenings and events are free and open to the public.

The Teddy Bear Clinic is a highlight of the event. Young children are encouraged to bring their teddy bear or doll for a check-up. Surgeons will be on hand to mend minor cuts or tears to your child’s favorite stuffed animal.

Just a few of the scheduled activities include: health screenings (eye, vision, blood pressure, height and weight, and dental checks), nutritional information, details about vaccines, hand-washing tips, healthy snacks, preventing colds and the flu, exercise stations, as well as a bounce house and photo booth. Also on site will be Mercy EMS staff, Fort Scott police and fire department personnel, the Bourbon County Sherriff, as well as Kansas Wildlife and Parks.

Kids may register to win a backpack stuffed with school supplies. Winner need not be present to win, but registration the day of the event is required.

For more information about the Mercy Clinic Kids Health and Safety Fair, call Amy Budy at 620-223-8093.

Mercy Health Foundation Fort Scott Awarded $50,000 for Ultrasound Upgrade

Mercy Health Foundation Fort Scott was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from The Timken Foundation of Canton, Ohio, to replace ultrasound equipment at the hospital.

On Monday, July 24, at 10 a.m., Jack and Joy Timken of the Timken Foundation of Canton, Ohio, will tour Mercy Hospital Fort Scott and view the imaging services area where the new equipment will be installed in fall 2017.

Media is invited to participate in the tour. After the tour, the media is encouraged to ask questions pertaining to the donation from The Timken Foundation and about ultrasound.

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