Healthcare and Insurance


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

Children’s Mercy Hosts Surprise Celebration for Elizabeth Ferrell, Marks Center Anniversary

Children's Mercy Hospital put on a combined party this afternoon for a good friend--Elizabeth Ferrell, who is celebrating her 75th birthday--and to recognize the fifth anniversary of the fetal health center that's named in her honor, thanks to a $2 million gift from… more

Mercy Opens Joplin Cancer Center

Mercy Hospital Joplin has opened a multimillion-dollar cancer center that will allow residents of southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas to receive local treatment for their conditions.  The new center will include a number of features not previously available at one… more