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As part of a high-profile White House initiative, the metropolitan area is among a handful of communities around the country expected to gather hundreds of people for a meeting about mental illness within the next few months.
When Truman Medical Centers opens its expanded cancer-treatment center next year, hospital officials say the $6 million expansion will make the facility more comfortable and convenient for patients.
Calling it an “ill-conceived, fiscally irresponsible experiment,” Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday vetoed tax-cut legislation approved by the General Assembly.
A family that has become synonymous with the fight against cancer at the University of Kansas has expanded its effort across the state line and is funding a cancer center at Truman Medical Centers.
In the first year of the program, the combined city-county government has awarded approximately $500,000 in grants to 13 nutrition and active-living programs. The casino opened last year in western Wyandotte County.
Johnson County has hired a Sedgwick County official to head the agency serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the county announced Wednesday.
Pharmacist Lori Murdock recently signed up for the medication disposal program run by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, she said, because it's the right thing to do. “It’s a big concern to the public and the general population to say, ‘OK, I can’t just keep flushing this stuff … and I really don’t want to put it in the trash because who knows who can get into it and where is it going,’” Murdock said. “Our population is getting more interested in doing the right things.”
With initial assistance from the REACH Healthcare Foundation, more than a dozen safety-net medical providers in Johnson and Wyandotte counties have started working to improve care coordination by sharing patient records electronically.
A nationwide database of hospital charges released by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services includes more than 1,600 entries for Kansas hospitals.
In Kansas, more than 34,000 pounds of unused drugs have been turned in at the semi-annual events since 2010 and nationwide, 2 million pounds.