Ingram's Magazine: October 2021

October 2021 Digital Edition

The Medical Edition: Ingram's 25th Anniversary Editionmore

Top Doctors 2021

Obadah AlChekakie AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Obadah AlChekakie still remembers the page of that physiology textbook he was reading when the call came  with the news of his 54-year-old uncle’s death in Virginia. “This was devastating to me,” AlChekakie remembers of…more

20 In Their Twenties 2021

Angela Cloud | McCownGordon Construction Angela Cloud doesn’t take her tasks as Senior Safety Engineer lightly, helping keep McCownGordon’s employees, trade partners, clients, and the communities they build in safe. Cloud’s background in health and safety has allowed her boots-on-the-ground…more

Back On Campus

Regional universities welcome a return to normal college life—or something closer to it in the age of a pandemic. If you’ve seen the Saturday-afternoon games televised from Ann Arbor, South Bend, Austin or Columbus, you know the path to recovery…more

Cost Issues Woven Into Health Care’s Recent History

The headlines have been all-COVID, all the time, but larger forces continue to shape care delivery in the Kansas City region. In 2014, Ingram’s devoted a calendar year to exploring the history of this region’s leading business sectors. And the…more

25 Years of Healthy Engagement

Soon after Michelle and Joe Sweeney and the senior team acquired Ingram’s in 1997 we developed programs with the intent to create exceptional content and recognition programs, and in the process, to establish annual traditions among select industry sectors in…more

A Quarter-Century of Change

If there’s one thing you can say about health care in the Kansas City region, it’s that change is constant—and growth is always the driver. That’s been the case over the past 25 years, especially, since the first Special Medical…more

A Market in Transition

Hospital care isn’t a zero-sum game, but the Kansas City region has definitely seen some winners and losers since 1997. Imagine you stepped into a time machine here in 1997 and jumped back out again today. If you knew the…more

Small Business Adviser: Insurance Renewal Is a Time for Realistic Reassessment

The implications of runaway health-care costs, and a starting guide for how to beat them. It is time to shine some light on the medical benefits renewal process. More specifically, the runaway train of health-care cost trends. While renewal trend…more

Ingram’s 2020-2021 40 Under Forty: Porsche Driving Experience

At the Intersection of Power and Business Ingram’s honorees from the past two years of 40 Under  Forty, along with a few from the 20 in Their Twenties class, were guests of Porsche Kansas City for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to…more

Editor’s Note: Honoring the Best of Care

Michelle and I bought Ingram’s in mid-February of 1997 and we quickly assessed the content and developed an overall mission and strategy for the publication. We then began to build programs we believed appropriate and necessary for an effective, impactful…more

Between the Lines: Why Don’t Doctors Have a Hall of Fame?

Today, most everyone could name a legendary president or actor or baseball player or artist or even a race horse. Most could name a famous lawyer or architect or nurse, but a legendary physician? Does Marcus Welby count? Or Doogie…more

Reflections: Increased Federal Outlays Are Not the Answer

While doing some research on employment trends for an article in Ingram’s, I chanced upon a set of statistics that would have elicited an “I tried to tell you!” from Ernest Hemingway. In The Sun Also Rises, he penned the…more