Health Care

Tri-County older adult coordinator earns national honor

April 17, 2014

Tri-County Mental Health Services Older Adult Outreach Coordinator Emily Roper-Parsons has been named to the National Council On Aging Falls Free Hall of Fame for her efforts to educate the community about fall injuries among older adults. Roper-Parsons was honored for her work building a website,, and a related FaceBook page. The site promotes the Senior Falls Prevention Coalition ...

Advanced Radiation Center of Kansas City Grand Opening

April 15, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (April 7, 2014)—Advanced Radiation Center of Kansas City will be holding its Grand Opening Thursday April 9, 2014. Advanced Radiation Center of Kansas City began accepting patients on November 1, 2013. The 7800 square-foot facility is conveniently located at 6427 West 119th Street in Overland Park, Kansas. Led by John A. Burnett, MD, Radiation Oncologist, its dedicated ...

New 3D Mammography Offers Better Breast Cancer Detection

April 15, 2014

Johnson County Imaging Center is excited to offer 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) for breast cancer screening. Breast tomosynthesis produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue. We believe breast tomosynthesis will benefit all screening and diagnostic mammography patients, and is especially valuable for women receiving ...

MCC urges legislators to reform, expand Medicaid

April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014 JEFFERSON CITY, MO—With only one month remaining in the 2014 legislative session, the Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) is urging state legislators to expand and reform Medicaid promptly. In a floor letter distributed to the Missouri General Assembly on April 14, 2014, the MCC informs legislators that reform is needed so that individuals and families take ownership of ...

Saint Vincent and Duchesne Clinics to Honor Local Heroes

April 14, 2014

2014 Caritas Celebrates Award Winners Announced Saint Vincent and Duchesne Clinics to Honor Local Heroes LEAVENWORTH, KS (April 14, 2014) - Caritas Clinics, Inc. - Saint Vincent and Duchesne Clinics, is pleased to announce the 2014 Caritas Celebrates Honorees. Awards will be presented to each honoree at the annual Caritas Celebrates event on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the KCI ...

Dr. Jessica Kalender-Richa appointed medical director

April 10, 2014

Lenexa, KS, April 10, 2014 — Gentiva Hospice, part of the Gentiva Health Services family of home health and hospice companies, today announced the appointment of Jessica Kalender-Rich, M.D., as Medical Director of its Lenexa, KS office, serving patients in Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami and Wyandotte Counties. As Medical Director, Dr. Kalender-Rich works closely with the Gentiva offices ...

Fundraiser for Roeland Park City Hall Arts Commission

April 10, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Jen Harris, co-owner Email 913-575-6795: Phone Roeland Park, KS May 3, 2014 7-9p Roeland Park City Hall 4600 W 51st St #200 Roeland Park, KS 66205 All ages! No cover! Fundraiser for the Arts Headline: Fundraiser for Roeland Park City Hall Arts Commission Join Createful Studios at Roeland Park City Hall (RPCH) on ...

Komen Kansas City Awards Nearly $700,000 in Healthcare Grants to Local Nonprofits

April 9, 2014

The Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City Affiliate announced its 2014-2015 slate of grants to local and regional organizations stretching from Topeka, KS to St. Joseph, MO to Kansas City, MO at their annual Komen Reveal Party last night. Komen Kansas City leaders presented $681,398 to 13 nonprofit organizations that support breast health programs throughout Komen’s 17-county service area in ...

45th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse - Opens Saturday, May 26

April 8, 2014

What: Kansas City’s Top Designers Transform the 45th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse Where: 1246 W. 59th Street, KCMO The 45th Designers’ Showhouse Spring Tour – Saturday, April 26, 2014 – Sunday, May 18, 2014 Tickets: $15 and $18 at the door. The Time: Showhouse will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday from ...

Grand Opening at Advanced Radiation Center of Kansas City

April 7, 2014

For immediate release: OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (April 7, 2014)—Advanced Radiation Center of Kansas City will be holding its Grand Opening Thursday April 9, 2014. Advanced Radiation Center of Kansas City began accepting patients on November 1, 2013. The 7800 square-foot facility is conveniently located at 6427 West 119th Street in Overland Park, Kansas. Led by John A. Burnett, MD, Radiation ...


April 3, 2014

Several organizations and community partners are working together on the Truman State University campus to raise awareness about the sexual assault epidemic plaguing our college campuses. Lindsey Owens, an Health and Exercise Science student at Truman State University, put together the event which includes a self-defense class, an all-male talk led by Dr. Curt Brungardt of Fort Hays State University, ...

Dr. Karan Y. Baucom selected for Kansas City Influential Women Award

March 31, 2014

Overland Park, KAN (March 30, 2014): Karan Y. Baucom, MD FACOG FAARM, founder of The Baucom Institute for Longevity & Life Enhancement, was recently honored with a 2014 Kansas City Influential Women Award, according to Nancy Gardner, office manager for The Baucom Institute. The award program is sponsored by KC Business magazine and the honor is presented annually to a ...

MS Society’s Greater Kansas City Walk slated April 5 at Sporting Park

March 31, 2014

MS Society announces Greater Kansas City Walk at Sporting Park on Saturday, April 5, 2014 Registration is free. Register today online at or call 1-800-344-4867. About Multiple Sclerosis Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and it stops people from moving. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, ...

Comprehensive Mental Health Service celebrates 45 years of service

March 30, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 31, 2014 Contact: Levet Ray Phone: (816) 254-3652 Ext. 1010 Join the Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc. (CMHS) leadership, friends and supporters for an Annual Meeting on April 23, 2014 commemorating the organization’s 45th Anniversary. The luncheon event will take place from 11am – 1pm at the Holiday Inn (Coco Key Resort) Kansas City - SE ...

Lecture “Healing on the Spiritual way – medically verifiable”

March 29, 2014

A divine power exists and it can heal. Bruno Groening (1906-1959), a simple German man, had very precise, intuitive knowledge of this energy and through his teaching made it freely available to everyone. Thousands of people have been helped by this ancient knowledge. The Bruno Groening Circle of Friends Founded in 1979 by Grete Haeusler (1922 - 2007), now has ...

Tallgrass Creek’s new continuing care neighborhood opens April 3

March 28, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, KS – A Thursday, April 3, ceremony in Overland Park, KS, will mark Tallgrass Creek retirement community’s opening of memory care and post-acute rehabilitation units at its new continuing care neighborhood. The continuing care neighborhood, which opened its first phase late last year with assisted living, now has a total of 104 apartments and suites and brings unprecedented ...

Annual Zumbathon® Benefits March of Dimes Kansas Chapter

March 24, 2014

More than 10 local Zumba® instructors will come together for a night of fitness fun to raise funds and awareness for the March of Dimes® Kansas Chapter. Kansas City, Mo. – The time has come to lace up and get down for the 3rd Annual Zumba® 4 Babies Zumbathon® on Friday, April 4, 2014. Sponsored by SIAB Fitness, the Zumba® ...

Claridge Court Announces Leon Bahlmann As New Executive Chef

March 18, 2014

Leon Bahlmann is the new executive chef at Claridge Court senior living community in Prairie Village. Bahlmann is well known throughout the Kansas City area, with a culinary background that includes experience at Café Trio, Café Maison, Frondizi’s Ristorante, Plaza III Steakhouse and Ritz-Carlton. At Claridge Court, Bahlmann is responsible for creating inventive, upscale menus and dishes for the community’s ...

Walk with a Doc - Olathe Walking Group Focusing on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention!

March 17, 2014

Olathe, KS–– Stevenson Family Chiropractic, in partnership with Olathe Parks and Recreation, will host the first of Olathe’s “JustWalk™” Walk With a Doc walking program on Saturday, March 29th at 9 a.m. Walkers will enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk with Dr. Stevenson and other healthcare professionals, who will provide support to the walkers and answer questions during the walk. ...

YMCA receives grant for cancer survivor program

March 14, 2014

Contact: Paula Oxler YMCA of Greater Kansas City 816.682.3168 cell More cancer survivors will have access to a wellness program at the Providence YMCA/Ball Family Center, thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Dr. Prem Reddy Foundation. The grant will fund four 12-week sessions of the Y’s cancer survivor wellness program available to any adults who have received a ...

Shield Casework named Architizer A+ Award finalist

March 6, 2014

Overland Park, Kan. – Architizer has selected Shield Casework as one of four finalists for the Architizer A+ Awards in the Products + Health Care category. A modular solid surface line of products, Shield was recognized for its craftsmanship, elegant designs and patented product features. This dedication to quality, protection and beauty resonated with judges, who evaluated products on excellence ...

Senior Star at Wexford Place continues Walgreens Speakers’ Series

March 6, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Marsha Rufener Executive Director, Senior Star at Wexford Place 816.581.0458 or KANSAS CITY, MO (March 6, 2014) – Senior Star at Wexford Place is pleased to host the second Live Well with Walgreens speakers’ series, a new initiative in the Kansas City area. As part of an ongoing educational partnership with Walgreens, Senior Star at ...

Wexford Place Assisted Living & Memory Support by Senior Star Names New Community Relations Director

March 4, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Wexford Place Assisted Living & Memory Support by Senior Star has named K.C. Wilson as Community Relations Director. In his new position, Wilson fosters relationships with local civic and community leaders, health care professionals, and seniors and their families to inform them about the innovative, holistic services that are available at the newly opened community at ...

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