A Topeka judge ruled against one of the KanCare contractors Friday, in a decision that affects hundreds of the company’s employees, thousands of Kansans the company covers under Medicaid and billions in taxpayer dollars.
Wesley Healthcare and the Wichita area’s two air ambulance services are partnering in a new agreement that provides increased training for registered nurses and paramedics transporting critically ill children.
A state agency says it is using federal grant money to make Count the Kicks materials available free to all maternal health providers, birthing hospitals and social service agencies in Kansas. The program is aimed at preventing stillbirths.
A multimillion dollar renovation of Via Christi St. Joseph in southeast Wichita aims to bring the health system’s behavioral health services into one location and return it to its community hospital roots.
The Kansas Board of Healing Arts issued emergency suspensions of two medical licenses last week: one for a chiropractor accused of sexually molesting a patient and one for a child psychiatrist who pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct after he was arrested for violating a protection order.
Five years into its existence, an adult stem cell research lab at the University of Kansas Medical Center faces its greatest challenge. The medical center has reduced the size of the lab by more than half and the lab’s director left this summer, taking with him his research and federal grants.
The Wichita area’s health care industry accounted for more than 40,000 jobs in 2016, according to a report commissioned by the Medical Society of Sedgwick County. But the number of jobs grew by only 12 between 2013 and 2016.