Topeka's Top "20 Under 40" Enedina Patch
As the Program Manager of Palliative Medicine & Supportive Care at Stormont Vail Health, Enedina and her team provide care for patients with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses by providing symptom management and facilitating goals of care discussions. Regardless of the stage of the disease or need for other therapies, the team focuses on supporting quality of life for patients and their families. Enedina works with other hospitals, hospice, home health agencies and long-term care facilities to ensure patients can receive high quality care close to home in Topeka.
Enedina partners with Baker University and Washburn University to educate future nurses and provides community education to professionals and the general public about health care services. She has developed programs at Stormont Vail, including redesigning HealthWise and expanded clinical services to support patients over 55, implementing the fall prevention program “Stepping On” for older adults, developing the Super Utilizer program for patients who frequently seek care in the Emergency Department, and cochairing a community initiative to provide transitional care services for patients discharging from the hospital.
Enedina was named February 2016 Person of the Moment through Stormont Vail and was a Nurse of the Year Nominee for Case Management/Care Coordination through the March of Dimes. She also received The Daisy Award for extraordinary nursing care.
Enedina is married to Adam Patch and has two children, Karsyn (5) and Easton (21 months)
"Enedina has worked hard, climbed the professional ladder, had a positive impact on her community and workplace and persevered through personal adversities. Through it all she has remained compassionate, caring, putting others before herself and above all else—has never forgotten that her work is not just work, but it has real consequences for real people.” —Travis E. DeVader, MD Stormont Vail Health