Healthcare and Insurance


KU Health System Adds Topeka’s St. Francis

 The University of Kansas Health System and Ardent Health Services have announced completion of their purchase of St. Francis Health, a move that will keep the financially struggling Topeka hospital's doors open. In a news release issued this morning, the… more

Hospital Receives $10 Million Donation

Cheryl Lockton Williams, widow of Lockton Companies founder Jack Lockton, has donated $10 million to support the new Cambridge Tower A at the University of Kansas Hospital. Announcement of that gift came this morning at the hospital near Midtown. Officials… more

Workplace Wellness: Success Factors

The pressure to contain costs of employer-paid health insurance isn’t letting up. But a great deal of work is taking place among providers, insurers and brokers to help business owners develop strategies for reining those costs in. Recognizing that no… more

KU Health System Nabs Prized Heart Certification

     Last spring, the nation’s leading accrediting body for medical centers, the Joint Commission, created a new category of performance recognition: Comprehensive Cardiac Center certification. Today, it announced the first organization in the nation to receive that certification--the University of… more

Lockton Names Ron Lockton President/CEO

Lockton, Inc. chairman David Lockton announced this morning that Ron Lockton will expand his role to become president and CEO of the world's largest independent insurance brokerage. He succeeds Glenn Spencer, who resigned from those roles for personal reasons, effective… more

Cerner Co-Founder and CEO Neal Patterson Dies at Age 67

Neal Patterson, co-founder and CEO of healthcare information technology giant, Cerner Corp., died Sunday, July 9, at age 67. According to a company news statement, Patterson died from unexpected complications that arose after a recurrence of a soft-tissue cancer for… more

KU Health System Adding Topeka’s St. Francis

The University of Kansas Health System announced this morning that it would form a joint venture with Ardent Health Services to purchase Topeka's St. Francis Health Center from the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, The deal will allow the 378-bed… more

2017 Healthcare and Insurance Industry Outlook

Stability Proves Elusive in Healthcare Arena Ten days after the U.S. House of Representatives scrapped its first Trump-era attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act, a score of health-care and insurance professionals gathered at the Kansas City offices of CBIZ for… more

The Need for More Primary Healthcare

It’s a generally accepted principle of health-care bean-counting that the best way to control the costs of care is to prevent disease or illness, or failing that, catch them at their earliest stages. And that the most efficient tool for… more

Winning the Healthcare Cost Battle at the Margins

According to Kaiser Family Foundation, 20 percent of mem-bers drive 82 percent of medical and prescription healthcare costs. Lowering healthcare costs is a priority for employers and our nation. Putting focus on the small percentage of the population that drives… more