Healthcare and Insurance


The 2019 Ingram’s 100: Food for Thought

Agribusiness-heavy at the top, the Ingram’s 100 list is remade after some of Kansas City’s largest private companies are acquired by national and global enterprises.        As if anyone needed evidence of Kansas City’s role in the worldwide… more

Peggy Schmitt, North KC Hospital CEO, Retiring

Peggy Schmitt, president and chief executive officer of North Kansas City Hospital and Meritas Health, is retiring from her duties, which she has held since 2012, by the end of the year. “The opportunities that I have had to serve… more

Ottawa Hospital Strengthens Ties to AdventHealth

AdventHealth, which owns AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, announced this morning that it is adding Ransom Memorial Health to its care network. AdventHealth will lease and operate the 44-bed hospital in Ottawa, along with its outpatient entities, the company said in a… more

ProPharma Group Acquires Large Competitor

ProPharma Group has announced the acquisition of Washington D.C.-based The Weinberg Group, which also provides regulatory and compliance services to the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries. “This acquisition further solidifies ProPharma Group’s position as a leading, globally integrated pharmaceutical… more

Cliff Illig, Co-Founder of Cerner, Retires

Cliff Illig, co-founder and vice chairman of Cerner Corporation, announced today that he will retire from the company he helped to start in 1979. Illig cited the desire to focus on outside interests as the reason for his retirement. According… more

Heroes in Healthcare 2019

Here’s something of a thought experiment: Imagine that you’re face to face with a client, a vendor, a customer. You may know him well, or be meeting him for the first time. You are seeing that person at perhaps the… more

Danette Wilson Announces Retirement from Blue KC

At the end of a week that has been jam-packed with executive announcements, yet another major movement within the C-Suite has been released. Danette Wilson, president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, has announced that… more

Jason Wade Joins Spring Venture Group as Chief Financial Officer

Spring Venture Group, a name that has consistently fallen on Ingram's list of fast-growing companies, announced today that it is yet again expanding - this time in the C-Suite. Jason Wade is joining the ranks as chief financial officer in… more

Stormont Vail Health Names New Chief Medical Officer

On the heels of the announcement in September that Stormont Vail Health CEO Randy Peterson would retire this spring, another official has now moved up the ranks. Stormont Vail Health announced this week that Kevin Dishman will be promoted to senior vice… more

Shawnee Mission Health is Now AdventHealth

Adventist Health System has officially changed its name to AdventHealth. With this name change, Shawnee Mission Hospital, one of the system’s 47 hospital campuses in nine states, was also rebranded. The change is not a result of a merger or… more