KVC Hospitals has plans to open a psychiatric hospital for children in Wichita. It will serve children from 6-18 who are struggling with suicidal thoughts, feelings of violence, depression, anxiety, substance abuse and more.
One of the largest surveys of health care consumers ever conducted in Kansas and Missouri showed that more than a third of the residents of those states are facing medical debt and it's causing problems for many of them.
Fieldview at Holland will be the only place in Wichita to offer medical detox to people with drug and alcohol addictions. It will also offer a variety of therapies for inpatient and outpatient treatment.
One in 10 Kansas mothers smoked while pregnant last year, a state health department birth report said. Nearly 1 in 5 babies born in 2017 had Sedgwick County moms. The birth rate is lower than ever, and there are fewer teen mothers.
The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability petitioned courts to take control of Skyline’s 15 nursing homes across Kansas, saying Skyline is on the brink of financial collapse and 845 nursing home residents are at risk.
The measles outbreak that started at a Johnson County daycare continues to have ripple effects, with two more cases and three new sites where other people may have been exposed. There have now been 13 confirmed cases: 11 in Johnson County