Health Care

Duchesne Clinic Celebrates 25 Years of Service to the Poor

Nov. 25, 2014

Kansas City, Kan. (Nov. 24, 2014)—For 25 years, Duchesne Clinic, located in Kansas City, Kan., has provided quality and compassionate healthcare to those who are uninsured and experiencing chronic illness, pain or sickness. The doors to the clinic opened formally in 1988, but the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth began their outreach initially through a mobile clinic serving Wyandotte County’s ...

Kansas City Residents Raise Funds for a Cure at the Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis

Nov. 23, 2014

The Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis will bring the Kansas City community together on December 14, 2014 to raise funds to fight and cure arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. The annual holiday-themed event, presented locally by Ameristar Cares will take place at Meritex Lenexa Executive Park beginning at 9:00 a.m. The Arthritis Foundation expects several hundred participants to ...

McGivern to Lead KAMU Advocacy Efforts

Nov. 21, 2014

Topeka—The Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved (KAMU) announces Katrina McGivern as the new Policy and Public Affairs Director for the Association. McGivern will transition into her new role following Connie Hubbell’s retirement as Governmental Affairs Director from KAMU the end of November. Hubbell has served KAMU the past six years as a tireless advocate to state and federal governments ...

Pandurang Chillal, MD to Join Kansas City Internal Medicine - Kansas City’s Largest Independent Internal Medicine Practice

Nov. 20, 2014

Kansas City, Missouri: Kansas City Internal Medicine (KCIM) is proud to announce that Pandurang Chillal, MD will join the practice beginning in January of 2015. Dr. Chillal comes to KCIM from a 30 years of experience in Internal Medicine in the states of Illinois and Kansas. Most recently, Dr. Chillal has been in practice in Coffeyville, Kansas. Dr. Chillal graduated ...

New Dining Services Director hired at Primrose Retirement Community of Kansas City

Nov. 19, 2014

KANSAS CITY, MO – Primrose Retirement Community of Kansas City has announced that Rodney Clark has been selected to be the new Dining Services Director. In this capacity, Clark will oversee all meal preparation and dietary staff management for the community. Clark, a Southwest Missouri State graduate, brings with him over 25 years of experience in the food service industry. ...

Effective Hormone Replacement Therapies Available at Mirabile MD Beauty

Nov. 19, 2014

Overland Park, Kansas ( Pressreleases.kcstar ) November 19, 2014 - Few establishments are able to act as a one-stop shop for total wellness as Mirabile MD Beauty. Founded by James Mirabile; the unique center functions on the understanding that every patient's issue is most often interrelated. This establishment finely combines the nuances of cosmetics, weight loss, bio-identical hormone therapy and ...

KCUC Promises Highest Quality Minimally Invasive Urology Care in Kansas City

Nov. 17, 2014

Overland Park, Kansas ( Pressreleases.kcstar ) November 17, 2014 - Urological surgeries and treatments can be painful but not anymore. Kansas City Urology Care has promised to offer the highest quality minimally invasive urology care for KC patients. A seasoned name across Kansas City medical sector, KCUC is backed by 23 of the finest urologists, three radiation oncologists, one pathologist ...

Strawberry Hill Museum Celebrates 26th Year Preserving Holiday Traditions

Nov. 11, 2014

Where: The Strawberry Hill Museum Opens for the Holiday When: Everyday – M-F & Saturday until it is ready for the opening- Saturday, November 22, 2014 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at night Museum - (913) 371-3264 THE STRAWBERRY HILL ETHNIC MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER CELEBRATES 26TH YEAR PRESERVING HOLIDAY TRADITIONS ...

Take Control: Managing IBD Decisions

Nov. 10, 2014

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Michelle LaRose-Wicks Take Control: Managing IBD Decisions An interactive event for patients, families, and caregivers in Overland Park, Kansas Overland Park, Kansas—November 10, 2014— Chronic illnesses can bring enormous challenges when considering how to manage your care. With 1 in 200 Americans suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), it is critical for patients ...

KSDS Inc. Assistance Dogs places local service dogs

Nov. 6, 2014

KSDS, Inc. 120 W 7th Street Washington, KS 66968 Newspaper Name Kansas City Star Editors Name Address For immediate release. Please announce the following not-for-profit event: KSDS, Inc., which trains assistance dogs for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, people with physical disabilities, and specialty agencies, graduated five assistance dog teams during a ceremony at the KSDS facility in ...

Tallgrass Creek Residents to Honor 100 WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War Veterans

Nov. 5, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, KS --- More than 100 veterans from WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War (as well as one Gulf War-era veteran and three peace-time veterans) will be honored Tuesday, November 11, by more than 300 residents of Tallgrass Creek retirement community. The Veterans Day program will be held from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. in the community’s Blue Sky ...


Nov. 4, 2014

MERRIAM, Kan. – As part of its effort to become Kansas City's top hospital in quality, safety and patient experience, Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) has received an "A" grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the ...

Shawnee Mission Medical Center Earns High 5 for Mom & Baby Designation

Nov. 4, 2014

Merriam, Kan. – Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) is the first hospital in the Kansas City area to earn High 5 for Mom & Baby designation, a state-wide initiative designed to help Kansas hospitals implement maternity care practices that support breastfeeding. SMMC is the largest of the 45 Kansas hospitals committed to the High 5 program, with more than 4,800 ...

Shawnee Mission Medical Center Receives 2014 Guardian of Excellence Award

Nov. 4, 2014

Merriam, Kan. – Shawnee Mission Medical Center is proud to announce it has been named a 2014 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing facilities that consistently achieved the 95th percentile of performance in Patient Experience. The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award is a nationally-recognized symbol of achievement in ...

Overland Park, KS, Retirement Community Walkers Log Thousands of Miles

Nov. 3, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, KS (November 3, 2014) -- Sixty-seven Tallgrass Creek retirement community residents and 32 staff members took a long walk this past month when they participated in an annual wellness challenge sponsored by Erickson Living, the managing company of the community. They walked more than 4,500 virtual miles; a rescue dog named Nugget accompanied her resident owner during the ...

Free Medicare Part D Health Fair at UMKC

Oct. 31, 2014

UMKC’s School of Law and School of Pharmacy to host a health fair aimed at making sure older adults understand their benefits and how to save money on medications. Kansas City, Mo. – The University of Missouri – Kansas City’s (UMKC) School of Law and School of Pharmacy will host a health fair targeting community members who receive Medicare Part ...

Robyn Russell, Chiropractor, Joins KCIM

Oct. 29, 2014

Robyn Russell, DC to Join Kansas City Internal Medicine - Kansas City’s Largest Independent Internal Medicine Practice Kansas City, Missouri: Kansas City Internal Medicine (KCIM) is proud to announce that Robyn Russell, DC will join the practice beginning in October 2014. Dr. Russell comes to KCIM from graduating and completing her internship at Cleveland Chiropractic College. Dr. Russell completed her ...

Lead Bank Offers New Financing Options and Advisory Services for Women Business Owners

Oct. 28, 2014

Lead Bank, a locally-owned community bank dedicated to the needs of small businesses in the Kansas City, is pleased to support National Women in Business Month (October) with their Women In Business Initiative. Lead Bank has a dedicated product offering designed to support local, women-owned businesses. They offer exceptionally low fixed rates and up to five years for long-term loans ...


Oct. 28, 2014

Media Contact: Laura Jung 913-660-9626 KANSAS CITY (Oct. 28, 2014) – Intouch Solutions proudly announces the promotion of seven employees in its Overland Park, Kan., office. A leading marketing agency serving the pharmaceutical industry, Intouch Solutions has seen rapid expansion over the past five years and actively promotes within the 500-person firm. The seven employees include: Jennifer Arnold-Coleman, marketing ...

Platte County Health Department WIC Recieves New Contract

Oct. 28, 2014

NEWS RELEASE Media Contact: For Immediate Release: We are pleased to announce that the Platte County Health Department has received a contract to continue to provide WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) services for federal fiscal year 2015 with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Under the terms of the contract, the Platte County Health Department will be able ...

Sexual Health Gap in Medical Care Prompts Kansas City Sex Therapist, Dr. George Turner, to Advocate for Change

Oct. 27, 2014

For Immediate Release Media Contact: George Turner, PhD, LSCSW/LCSW, CEO Turner Professional Group (TPG) Direct: 816-931-8255 or "Comprehensive sexual health is a gap in patient care. Clients need better access to sexuality information and sexually literate health care professionals. I think social work students are a perfect match to address this deficit in our health care system" shared, Dr. ...

Shawnee Mission Health Is First in the Metro Area to

Oct. 27, 2014

Suffer from Tennis Elbow? Golfer’s Elbow ruining your game? Runner’s Knee or Plantar Fasciitis preventing you from doing daily activities? Shawnee Mission Health is first in the Kansas City metropolitan area to offer a new procedure called Tenex Health TX™ to help patients with tendon-related injuries get back to the game, run again and live a more pain-free life. Developed ...

Evening for Women — Health Screening Event

Oct. 27, 2014

Join Shawnee Mission Health for an evening of health screenings, education and support designed especially for women on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 6-7:30 p.m. or 6:30-8 p.m. at Shawnee Mission Primary Care – Leawood. Bring a friend and get the information you need to improve your health from the experts at Shawnee Mission Health. For just $20, you’ll receive blood ...

Community pharmacists do more than fill prescriptions

Oct. 24, 2014

Community Pharmacists – Doing More Than Meets The Eye By Michael Larkin October is American Pharmacists Month, which makes it a great time to showcase all of the services and benefits that local pharmacists offer to their communities. Pharmacists are often misperceived by their abilities to care for patients and are only seen as healthcare professionals who “just fill prescriptions.” ...

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