This past November, Dale Fishburn’s 20-year-old daughter Melissa was lying in a Springfield, Mo., hospital bed in a coma. Doctors told him they were out of options: None of the medications or procedures available would stop Melissa’s brain from continuous seizing.
At 73 years old, Joyce Higinbotham expected this would be the time in her life to travel with her husband, Bill, and visit friends, family and all the places the high school sweethearts hadn’t explored while raising three children in rural eastern Kansas.
First-time mom Jamie Standage was hoping to breastfeed her baby when he was born. But in the weeks following her baby’s premature birth at Wesley Medical Center, he’s been getting breast milk from other lactating moms, as well, through Wesley’s new breast milk donor program.
As of this week, 96,226 Kansans enrolled or were automatically re-enrolled for coverage through the health insurance marketplace, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Wesley Medical Center announced Thursday that it plans to open a $28 million children’s hospital within its main campus at 550 N. Hillside. The children’s hospital will be attached to the current building, with the hospital entrance at Hillside and Elm becoming the new entrance and lobby to the children’s hospital.