Construction started at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita, KS, on a new substance abuse residential rehabilitation treatment program facility, where Kansas veterans will be treated for addictions.
Zei Uwadia, a teen student at North High, is back home in Wichita, KS, for her 17th birthday after 457 days at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, where as a patient she walked on ECMO life support.
Zei Uwadia went home to Wichita after 457 days at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas Cit. Zei gained national attention when she became the first patient there to walk while on ECMO, an invasive form of life support.
The Trinity Academy student section scheduled a “white-out” as its theme for Tuesday’s boys basketball game against Conway Springs High. The Knights changed that theme at halftime to support awareness against human trafficking.
These are the nursing homes within 25 miles of Kansas City that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services gave its lowest rating, one star, and highest rating, five stars. The agency updated its Nursing Home Compare website in December.
State inspections continue to turn up problems at the Overland Park Center for Rehabilitation and Health Care, and a section of the ceiling collapsed at the Kansas City Center for Rehabilitation and Health Care.
Missouri voters approved medical marijuana by a large margin in November. While there may be some disagreement about whether cannabis is medicine, there’s little argument over the business opportunities.
A veteran died in May after an altercation with a Kansas City VA police officer. The VA headquarters has declined to provide any information about the incident to U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt and former U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.
Martha Wright had her first colonoscopy at Missouri’s Cass Regional Medical Center. She died the next day of internal bleeding, an unusual outcome that has the hospital under extra scrutiny from regulators.
A district court judge removed North Kansas City-based hospital management company EmpowerHMS from a Hillsboro, Kan., facility. Some operations at 13 other facilities across seven states are also in jeopardy.
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s first proposed budget calls for changes to KanCare Clearinghouse. The privatized Medicaid application center, established by then-Gov. Sam Brownback, has drawn criticism for years.
A hospital management company based in North Kansas City paid its power bill for a facility in Kansas Friday morning, narrowly averting an electrical outage. But financial challenges remain for EmpowerHMS.
City leaders are becoming increasingly concerned about whether their hospitals can continue to operate under EmpowerHMS, a management company based in North Kansas City, as signs of financial distress multiply.