Healthcare and Insurance


BCBS KC ID Card Provider Hacked

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City members will be getting a letter offering them free online identity protection after the company’s ID card provider revealed it was the victim of a computer hacker. Albany, N.Y.-based Newkirk Products on… more

Cerner 2Q Results Show Continued Growth

Kansas City, Mo.-based health-care information services giant Cerner on Tuesday announced results for the second quarter that ended July 2. Bookings in the quarter were $1.4 billion, an increase of 9 percent compared to $1.29 billion in the second quarter… more

Goodbye, Kemper; Hello Mosaic Arena

St. Joseph-based Mosaic Life Care announced this morning that it had reached an agreement with the Foutch Brothers development firm to secure naming rights to Kemper Arena, which would be renamed Moaic Arena. In a news release, Mosaic said that… more

University of Kansas Hospital to Break Ground on New Facility in Overland Park

     The University of Kansas Hospital will break ground on a new $100 million facility in Overland Park on Wednesday afternoon, one that will add operating rooms and inpatient rooms, imaging operations and patient amenities.      The expansion of the… more

Cerner tags new ‘Innovations Campus’

Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, on Monday revealed design elements and the new identity for its I-435 and Bannister Road development. The campus will be called Innovations – a testament to the company’s work and vision.“This project… more

KC Life names new auditor

Kansas City Life Insurance Company has announced that it has engaged BKD, LLP as its independent auditor for 2016. BKD will replace the Company's previous independent auditors, KPMG LLP.The selection of BKD as the company's new independent auditors was made… more

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