Healthcare and Insurance


2018 Healthcare Industry Outlook Report

Cost, Quality Concerns Driving Powerful Innovations Seated: Greg Sweat, Blue KC (Chairman, host and sponsor); Corrine Everson, Research Medical Center, HCA Midwest Health. (Standing, left to right), Jason Spacek, BlueKC; John Staton, Olathe Health; Matt Tritz, Lockton Companies; Jill Watson, Centrus Health; Chad Moore, Blue KC; Jonathan Krass, CBIZ; Michelle… more

KU Health System Purchases EPA Building

The University of Kansas Health System is expanding into downtown Kansas City, KS. Today the group announced the purchase of the former Environmental Protection Agency building at 901 N. Fifth Street in KCK.  KU plans to turn the 220,000 square… more

Cigna buys St. Louis-based Express Scripts

3/8/2018 St. Louis-based Express Scripts, the largest company headquartered in Missouri, is being bought by health insurer Cigna in a cash and stock transaction worth a whopping $67 billion, the companies announced Thursday. Cigna issued a news release saying it… more

Hall Family, Sunderland Foundations Donate $150 Million to Children’s Mercy

Children's Mercy Kansas City announced this morning that the Hall Family and Sunderland foundations had each donated $75 million to strengthen the hospital's pediatric research programs. The combined $150 million stands as the largest one-time gift ever made to a… more

Saint Luke’s Buying Bulk of Mosaic Clinics

Saint Luke’s Health System announced this week that it would acquire all but two of the Northland clinics operated by St. Joseph-based Mosaic Life Care. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the sale represents a significant marketplace pullback… more

Outpatient Is The New In

A dive into current revenue models of the U.S. health-care system and its performance is an exercise in head-scratching. Think about this: The nation’s number of licensed beds, key generators of hospital revenue, fell 38.6 percent between 1975 and 2015,… more

Corporate Wellness and ROI: 5 Misconceptions

The most valuable asset of any business is its work force … and productivity is the key. In a nutshell, the healthier employees are, the more and better work they can do, and the better their quality of life will… more

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