Healthcare and Insurance


COVID Hospitalizations Fall to Pandemic-Era Low

Much to the relief of beleaguered health-care providers, the numbers of people hospitalized with COVID-19 hit something of a milestone this week, falling below 100 for the first time since all 27 regional hospitals began reporting data to the Mid-America… more

Missouri Medical Marijuana Sales Are on a $200 Million High

Fourteen months after the first sale to a qualified patient occurred in a Missouri medical marijuana dispensary, the total sales as part of the state-regulated medical marijuana program reached the $200 million mark, the state Department of Revenue has announced.… more

Hospitals on Edge as COVID-19 Admissions Soar

Just weeks after staving off the surge of pandemic-driven admissions that began in the summer, area hospital officials are again experiencing the systematic stress of soaring patient counts as the COVID-19 fall surge continues. The University of Kansas Hospital, the… more

Lee Norman Resigns as KDHE Secretary

Lee Norman, the Kansas City-area physician who served as Gov. Laura Kelly's point lead for Kansas throughout the pandemic, has resigned from his cabinet post as head of the Department of Health and Environment.  Norman, a longtime physician and former… more

July 2021 Digital Edition

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Truman Med Centers Is Now University Health

Truman Medical Centers, a legacy health-care system with roots that go back more than 150 years, opened a new chapter in that history this morning by announcing that it would rebrand as University Health. In a video presentation that included health-care… more

Coping with COVID: Kansas Issues COVID-19 Test Requirement for Adult-Care Facilities

Kansas adult-care facilities now are required to test staff and patients for COVID-19. Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday directed Dr. Lee Norman, Kansas Department of Health and Environment secretary, to issue a health order for the testing. “We have a… more

Coping with COVID: Active COVID-19 cases sink back down to single digits at KU Health System

The number of COVID-19 patients at The University of Kansas Health System has dropped a notable amount since Friday. Nine people with the active virus are being treated, down from 15 on Friday. Of those patients, four are in the… more

Coping with COVID: KU Health System reports COVID-19 patient count in ICU has reached zero

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$220.8M NextGen health facility on MU campus eyes fall 2021 grand opening date 

Nearly a year after the University of Missouri's announcement of a $2 million donation to NextGen Health Institute, rollout plans have been decided. The university started building the NextGen Health Institute in June 2019. While the building is still under construction, the internal… more