Healthcare and Insurance


New CEO Chosen for Four K.C.-Area Hospitals

Prime Healthcare, the Ontario, Calif.-based owner of four area hospitals, has named Mark Benz, who has served as a hospital executive in Arizona the last two years, the area's regional chief executive officer. He replaces Steve Wilkinson, who was in… more

North Kansas City Hospital Summons Reintjes as CEO

North Kansas City Hospital announced today Stephen Reintjes Sr. would succeed Peggy Schmitt as president and chief executive officer of the hospital and Meritas Health, its physician network subsidiary. He's expected to assume those duties in April,. Reintjes is a… more

Strata Office Tower Proposal Could Face City Council Today

The City Council could today vote on a long-planned Downtown office tower known as Strata, a 250,000-square-foot development at the southwest corner of 13th and Main streets. It is across the street from the world headquarters of H&R Block, which… more

Blue KC Considers Headquarters Move

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City might move its headquarters from its current location, at 2301 Main St. Renovation of the existing facility, which was built in 1979, is also a possibility, as the building is "not adequately… more

Lockton Taps Company Veteran Clune as New CEO

Peter Clune will be the next chief executive officer of with Lockton, Inc., world's largest independently owned private insurance brokerage, starting in May. A 13-year company veteran, he's currently president and chief operating officer, and he'll succeed Ron Lockton, who… more

Kansas’ Biggest and Costliest Export? Its Talent.

Kansas is great at educating its young people and getting them prepared for the work force. But when they leave for other states, Kansas employers are stuck looking for talent. "Our most valuable export is our educated kids to companies… more

Lathrop Gage Grows in Merger, Updates Brand

Lathrop Gage, the Kansas City area's fourth-largest law firm, is merging with Minneapolis-based Gray Plant Mooty, the firms announced Thursday morning. In a news release, officials said the move would bolster the national presence of both firms and give Lathrop… more

UBS: ‘Proceed With Caution’ In This Economy

No, there isn't a sure sign of a recession hitting the U.S. economy any time in the near future, but investors should be aware that there are some elements in place that could create a slight downturn, or at least… more

Cerner Partners With Uber for Patient Transportation

Cerner Corp. has formed a partnership with Uber Health, a division of the ride-sharing giant, to provide rides to healthcare appointments for patients lacking adequate transportation.  The program will link patient location and contact information, from Cerner's database of 200… more

Intouch Solutions Bolsters California Presence

Overland Park-based pharmaceutical-tech firm Intouch Solutions is adding two California offices, in both the northern and southern part of the states. The move follows an expansion into Boston earlier this year. "Opening brick-and-mortar offices in Northern and Southern California means we'll be… more