Vermillion named Employee of the Quarter at Cass Regional
Emily Vermillion, a registered nurse in the emergency department at Cass Regional Medical Center, was recently named the organization’s Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2017.
Vermillion, an employee at Cass Regional since 2014, was nominated for the award by one of her co-workers. She was chosen as Employee of the Quarter for representing the qualities stated in Cass Regional’s vision and mission statement.
Part of the nomination letter read, “Emily provided excellent care and takes care of the patient’s needs, no matter how big or small. She always has a smile on her face and good things to say about people — finding the good in everyone. She is smart and sweet — an all around good person.”
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Vermillion said she loves taking care of people and loves everyone she works with.
She resides in Garden City with her husband, Tallen. Her hobbies include playing Nintendo, raising her pet chickens and collecting Disney and Halloween memorabilia.
As Employee of the Quarter, Vermillion received a paid day off, a designated parking space for the quarter, an Employee of the Quarter recognition pin, an Employee of the Quarter crystal star award, a cake and balloons.
Cass County Junior Livestock Shows to begin Monday
Members of 4-H and FFA from Cass County will be exhibiting some of the county’s best animals this Monday through Thursday at North Park in Harrisonville.
The Cass County Junior Livestock Association (CCJLA) is in its 68th year in Harrisonville. CCJLA is comprised of the county’s 13 4-H clubs and seven FFA chapters. Each 4-H and FFA member has spent the year feeding, grooming, preparing their animal projects for exhibition, keeping financial records, attending workshops on animal health and developing a lifelong set of leadership skills.
All the livestock shows and auction are open to the public. The schedule of events are as follows:
Dairy Cattle Show – 1 p.m. Monday
Rabbit Show – 5 p.m. Monday
Poultry Show – 6 p.m. Monday
Bobby Calf Show – 9 a.m. Tuesday
Beef Cattle Show – 9:30 a.m. Tuesday
Country Cured Meat Show – 6 p.m. Tuesday
Swine Show – 9 a.m. Wednesday
Boer Goat Show – 11 a.m. Wednesday
Sheep Show – 2 p.m. Wednesday
Auction Dinner – 5:30 p.m. Thursday
Livestock Auction – 7 p.m. Thursday
For more information about the shows or auction, call the MU Extension Office of Cass County at 816-380-8460.
New doctor joins Harrisonville Medical Clinic
Cass Regional Medical Center announced Monday a new doctor at Harrisonville Medical Clinic. Practice physician Heather Bloesser started seeing patients on July 17 at the clinic, located in suite 210 of Rock Haven Medical Mall.
Bloesser holds a bachelor’s degree from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe. She received her medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
To make an appointment with Bloesser at Harrisonville Medical Clinic, call 816-380-7470.
Grin & Bear It 5K run scheduled Sept. 30
Cass Regional Medical Center recently announced that its eighth annual Grin & Bear It 5K Run/Walk will be held at 8 a.m. Sept. 30 on the hospital’s campus. The top three finishers of each age group will be awarded medals and an award will also be given to the largest 5K team. The overall male and female winners will receive a commemorative teddy bear.
Registration is required and includes a T-shirt. Reduced early registration fees are available through July 31. Registration forms are available at www.grinandbearitrun.com and on Cass Regional’s Facebook page. Online registration is available at www.runsignup.com. Same-day registration is available the morning of the event beginning at 6:45 a.m.
A free pancake breakfast will be served to the participants starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Healing Garden Courtyard. Chris Kurzweil of Kurzweils’ Country Meats will serve and provide the meal. During the event, participants can also shop for perennials, mums and other fall color favorites at the annual Plant Sale. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Cass Regional Gardens.
The Grin & Bear It 5K is held in memory of Cara Jo Roberts, a young wife and mother who passed away in 2008. Her nickname was “Care Bear,” which is how the event got its name. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Patient Assistance Fund at Cass Regional. The fund helps Cass Regional patients in need with expenses such as transportation, medication and medical supplies.
For more information, contact Melissa Lattin at 816-380-5888, extension 4810, or email email@example.com.