Health Care

Santa Makes a Very Merry and Memorable First Holiday for Premature Babies at Shawnee Mission Medical Center

Dec. 16, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY DATE: December 16, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mallory Laur 913-676-2299, cell 785-213-2915 Santa Makes a Very Merry and Memorable First Holiday for Shawnee Mission Medical Center’s Littlest Patients Santa Takes Photos with Premature Babies and Their Families at the NICU at Shawnee Mission Medical Center What: Not being able to take your baby home after birth presents ...

Step It Up For a Cure-FHSU Leadership 310-JDRF Kansas City Chapter Check Presentation

Dec. 15, 2014

Alexis Pfannenstiel, Type 1 Diabetic for 18.5 years Community Sponsor for “Step It Up For a Cure” 785-656-2324 Friday, December 19th, 2014 Step It Up For a Cure Glow Run and Walk-Fort Hays State University Leadership 310 Kansas City, Missouri DIABETES…it is a dirty eight letter word for those who have it or are affected by it; for those ...

Tallgrass Creek Residents Donate $59,599 to Thank Their Hourly Staff

Dec. 15, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, KS (December 15, 2014) -- Residents of Tallgrass Creek retirement community this week donated $59,599 to their campus’ Staff Appreciation Fund to show their appreciation to their hourly staff for jobs well done in 2014. The money benefitted 128 hourly staff members from all departments, including Dining Services, General Services and Health Services. This fundraising drive among residents ...

North Kansas City Hospital Accepts Applications for Winter and Spring Junior Volunteers

Dec. 12, 2014

North Kansas City Hospital Accepts Applications for Winter and Spring Junior Volunteers NORTH KANSAS CITY, MO. – Dec. 12, 2014 – North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) is accepting student applications for junior volunteer opportunities for winter and spring, 2015. Students must be between the ages of 14-18 to apply. The program is a 3-month commitment that requires a minimum of ...

Ultherapy is the New Revolutionary Skin Tightening Treatment,” Says Dr. Mirabile!

Dec. 12, 2014

Overland Park, Kansas ( Pressreleases.kcstar ) December 12, 2014 - Ultherapy treatment is the new and effective way to look younger and better. It involves the passing of ultrasound frequencies deep into your skin to kick start new collagen production. And the result is? A better and more confident you! Mirabile M.D is Kansas' most trusted wellness firm. The organization ...

Park University Department of Nursing to Host Accreditation Site Review

Dec. 5, 2014

Park University’s Ellen Finley Earhart Department of Nursing will host a site review for initial accreditation of its Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Interested parties are invited to meet the ACEN site visit team and share comments about the program during a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 3:30 p.m. ...

Keane Insurance Group Adds to Sales Team with Two New Brokers

Dec. 4, 2014

Kansas City, MO (December 4, 2014) – Keane Insurance Group has hired Ben Wise and Kate Sappington as brokers specializing in medical professional liability insurance and disability insurance for physicians. Sappington will focus on the Kansas City area as well as multiple states in the Midwest and Wise will be responsible for new business growth in the Southeast region, working ...

Gladstone Family Dental Group Assesses Smiles and Then Improves Them

Dec. 4, 2014

Gladstone, MO -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/04/2014 -- Remember when cosmetic dentistry seemed to be only for the rich and famous? Today, with up-to-date techniques and newly developed materials, anyone can have a movie star smile. Fixing a gap from a missing tooth, re-aligning crooked teeth or repairing a broken tooth can be a life-changing event for an individual. Cosmetic dentistry ...

Lilac Center’s 2nd Self-Help Workbook, ‘You Empowered,’ Blends DBT And EMDR Therapies To Tackle Trauma, Anxiety And Fear

Dec. 2, 2014

KANSAS CITY, MO, 12/2/2014 — For those who suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), daily life can be filled with chaos, self-harm, disturbances in identity and overwhelming emotions. Kansas City, Mo.-based Lilac Center specializes in helping those suffering from BPD and has just released its second workbook, “You Empowered.” The skills-based workbook is designed to tackle the challenges of BPD ...

Therapeutic Bodyworks LLC Provides the Massage Therapy Fort Myers Residents Need for Better Health

Dec. 1, 2014

Contact: Therapeutic Bodyworks LLC KRISTY DEAN, L.M.T. 6290 Corporate Ct., Suite C102 Fort Myers, FL 33919 Office Telephone: 239-437-7190 Email: Fort Myers, FL -November 15, 2014 Therapeutic Bodyworks, LLC Announced New Business Location in Fort Myers, Florida Massage therapy is more than just a spa service for the super rich. Different modalities within the massage therapy subspecialty have been ...

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 ...

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