Healthcare and Insurance

HCA Midwest Appoints John McDonald as Centerpoint Medical Center CEO

Posted February 21, 2024 Centerpoint Medical Center appointed John McDonald as its new chief executive officer, who previously served as CEO of another HCA Midwest Health hospital. McDonald has been CEO of Centerpoint Medical Center since January 2024, according to… more

AdventHealth South Overland Park Names Its Next CMO

Posted February 21, 2024 AdventHealth South Overland Park has announced Dr. Michèle Jean-François as its next chief medical officer. She will take on her new role of CMO effective March 4, according to a release. Before her new role, she… more

Super Bowl Rally Shooting Caused by Dispute, 23 Gunshot Victims, One Dead

Posted February 15, 2024 Updated 2:27 p.m. February 15, 2024  Kansas City police say the shooting that took place after the conclusion of the Super Bowl rally, which led to 23 victims injured, was caused by a dispute. Kansas City… more

AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Gets New CEO From South Overland Park Center

Posted February 8, 2024 AdventHealth Shawnee Mission has appointed its new president and chief executive officer Alan Verrill, MD and will step into his new role later this month. Effective February 25, Verrill will be the new President and CEO… more

Oracle Selects Former Head of Medicare For Trump as EVP of Oracle Health

Posted February 7, 2024 Oracle Corp. has appointed Seema Verma, the former head of Medicare in the Trump administration, as the executive vice president of Oracle Health. Oracle announced Verma’s new role via an internal memo in December, Bloomberg reported.… more

Which Major Metro Areas In KS, MO Pay Nurses Highest in Wages?

Posted February 7, 2024 Vivian Health, a digital healthcare job marketplace, compiled data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and found what city metros are the highest paying in each state. Vivian Health used BLS data to rank metropolitan… more

Cingulate Closed $7.5M Public Stock Offering, Attempts to Raise Funds for ADHD Medication

Posted February 7, 2024 Cingulate Inc. announced it has closed its $7.5 million public stock offering. The Kansas City-based pharmaceutical startup hoped to use the offering as a way to raise capital for its lead drug candidate. Last week Cingulate… more

Ceva Animal Health Acquires Animal-Biotech Company Scout Bio

Posted January 31, 2024 Ceva Animal Health announced it has acquired Philadelphia-based biotech company Scout Bio to achieve a “significant leap,” in innovation for pet therapeutics. Scout Bio uses gene therapy and technology to address major areas of unmet medical… more

KU Health Recognized in America’s Best Hospitals For 15 Years Straight

Posted January 31, 2024 The University of Kansas Hospital has been recognized as one of Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals and among a handful of hospitals to achieve the recognition 15 years consecutively. Healthgrades released its "America's Best Hospitals" awards on… more

Missouri Attorney General Opposes Liberty Hospital, KU Health Partnership

Posted January 31, 2024 The Missouri attorney general believes the partnership between Liberty Hospital and the University of Kansas Health System is unlawful and requires approval of the Missouri General Assembly. In a letter published on Jan. 24, Missouri Attorney… more