Healthcare and Insurance

A Different Spin on ‘Late Night’ at KU Health System

Yes, it started just after midnight, and "KU" was part of the host institution's title, but this celebration had nothing to do with college basketball: At 12:01 a.m. today, the University of Kansas Health System celebrated 20 years--to the minute--its birth… more

New CEO Tabbed at Stormont Vail

The ranks of this region's health-care leadership reshuffled again today as Stormont Vail Health announced that Randy Peterson, president and chief executive officer, will retire next spring. In a news release, the health system said Peterson had informed the hospital's… more

Olathe Health Names Its New CEO

A veteran hospital executive has been selected as the new President and CEO for Olathe Health System, which includes Olathe Medical Center, Miami County Medical Center and Olathe Health Physicians. Stan Holm will take over on Nov. 1, as longtime… more

The 2018 Ingram’s 250

Before you can compile a roster of the most influential business executives in a market of nearly 3 million people, you first must define what it means to have influence as an executive, what it means to wield that power,… more

Sunderland Foundation Donates $66 Million to KU Health

The Sunderland Foundation announced this afternoon that it was making one of the largest philanthropic donations in the region's history--and definitely the largest ever to the University of Kansas Health System. Officials at the hospital made the announcement at a… more

OptumRx Holding Job Fair in Overland Park, Seeking to Hire 135

OptumRx, a UnitedHealth Group pharmacy care services organization, is looking to hire a combined 135 pharmacy technicians and customer service representatives today and tomorrow at a job fair in Overland Park. All new positions will be based at Optum’s Overland… more

Cerner President Zane Burke Resigns

Zane Burke, president of Cerner, will be stepping down Nov. 2. The company did not give a reason for his departure, nor did it designate a new president. Executive Vice President of Worldwide Client Relationships John Peterzalek will take over… more

Adventist Adding Ottawa Hospital to Network

The owners of Shawnee Mission Health, an anchor for acute-care hospital services in Johnson County, have expanded their reach to Ottawa, 45 miles to the southwest. The medical center's parent, Florida-based Adventist Health System, says it has signed a letter… more

Stress Tests

Weight-loss programs. Smoking cessation support. Health-club memberships and discounts. Biometrics-based insurance-premium incentives. Healthy snack offerings. The strategies and tactics of improved employee health and fitness are innumerable, and U.S. companies have invested billions in the battle to reduce the costs… more

Lawrence Memorial Hospital Purchases Land for Expansion

Lawrence Memorial Hospital has purchased a 20-acre plot of land to build a 200,000-square-foot medical center. The site is at the northeast corner of Sixth Street and South Lawrence Trafficway. The hospital announced a $100 million expansion plan late last… more