Healthcare and Insurance


National Soccer Training Center breaks ground in KCK

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Sporting Club, U.S. Soccer and Children’s Mercy broke ground Sunday on the National Training and Coaching Development Center in Kansas City, Kansas. The NTCDC will provide a world-class environment to develop players, coaches, and referees of all… more

KU scientists win grant to help infectious disease fight

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The rise of antibiotic-resistant diseases is frightening to contemplate, but a team of University of Kansas researchers has won an $11 million grant it hopes will help to find a solution.The five-year grant from the National Institutes of… more

Lockton Tabs Glenn Spencer as Next CEO

Lockton, the world's largest privately held independent  insurance brokerage, announced this morning that Glenn Spencer would become president and chief executive officer next May, when John Lumelleau retires. Lumelleau has been at he helm during much of Lockton's rise from… more

Netsmart Gets New Owner in $950 million sale

Netsmart Technologies, one of the region's Top 100 private companies, based on revenues, has a new owner and an expanded mission: The Overland Park-based provider of IT products for behavioral health-care providers is being sold for $950 million to a… more

A Tribute to Those Who Were Called to Serve

The menu may have featured bacon and eggs, but the 2016 Heroes in Healthcare awards breakfast was really more of a smorgasbord. It served up laughter, solemnity, an occasional teary eye and a whole lot of grateful appreciation for the… more

KCU Cuts Ribbon on New Administration Building, Centennial Celebration

Well more than 100 health-care educators and executives joined civic and business leaders from around Kansas City this morning, along with faculty staff and students, for the formal re-opening of the Administration Building at the Kansas City University of Medicine… more

KU Hospital, Rehabilitation Hospital of OP Align Services

The Kansas City region's largest medical center, The University of Kansas Hospital, announced today that it was launching a partnership with Rehabilitation Hospital of Overland Park to provide services for patients throughout the Midwest. In a news release announcing the move, the… more

Kansas City’s Newest University Name Has a Familiar Past

The newest name in higher education in the Kansas City region belongs to an institution with a nearly century-long history: Cleveland Chiropractic College is changing its name to Cleveland University-Kansas City. In a news release announcing the change, President Carl Cleveland… more

The Benefits Challenge

Health-care costs and compliance are putting the squeeze on employers’ flexibility with benefits programs. For those pursuing innovation as they toil in the fields of employer benefits programming, the ground remains as fertile as ever. Studies by various interest groups… more

Children’s Mercy Re-Aligns Transplant Units

Children’s Mercy announced this morning that it had established a new organization for its transplant patients, the Brendan Tripp Elam Transplant Center. The hospital issued a statement saying that the new structure would bring together "the collective strengths, knowledge and experience of their… more