Jodi Rawson

Jodi Rawson

As the Digital Marketing Coordinator at NKCH, Jodi is responsible for the hospital's online presence including websites, online advertising, social media, this blog and email communications. She believes in strong relationships, data with a side of gut instinct and has a passion for driving engagement.

A Song in Their Hearts

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CICU singing nurses

As she walked past Room 929 in Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Danielle Winship, BSN, RN, noticed her elderly dementia patient appeared agitated and wanted to get out of bed. That evening, her confusion increased after family members left. In a simple gesture, Danielle took the patient’s hand and in the quietest of voices sang “Make […]

Our Healthcare Heroes

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Ingrams Healthcare Heroes 2016

Every day, lives are saved and people get better thanks to healthcare professionals, who truly are heroes. Each year, Ingram’s Magazine recognizes a few of the local healthcare heroes. This year, they selected Denice Morrison, Surgery educator; and Mary Calvert, who recently retired as an orthopedic nurse, for their dedication and accomplishments in their professions. […]

Down Syndrome Blessings

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Down Syndrome couple, Carissa and Chris

Guest post by Jodi Myers, RN at NKC Hospital. Twenty –five years ago this month I became a mom for the first time. This baby was going to be the first grandchild for my husband’s and my parents.  I was a nurse on the 5th floor here at North Kansas City Hospital. There was much […]

Stay Healthy at Home with Heart Failure? Yes!

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Home Health Telemonitoring for Heart Failure

Heart failure (HF) affects nearly 5.7 million Americans, and it is the leading cause of hospitalization in people 65 and older. A heart failure diagnosis doesn’t mean your heart has stopped working, but it isn’t working as well as it should. HF is also the primary reason patients return to the hospital following discharge. But […]

A Lifesaving Passion

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Donate blood

A 25-year-old stuffed duck is a visual reminder for Karen Bordson, DO, of her passion for saving lives by donating blood. The duck is adorned with her first nine donation pins and first gallon donor pin. Dr. Bordson’s high school swim coach in Madison, WI, gave her the duck as a thank you for donating […]

10 Tips for Saving Your Skin This Summer

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Be Sun Smart

Summertime is all about having fun in the sun, but that fun may come at a price if you don’t protect your skin from dangerous UV rays. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and excessive sun exposure is the most common cause. Taking a few precautions before heading outdoors can be […]

The Inside Scoop on All-Inside ACL Reconstruction

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All-Inside ACL Reconstruction

For active people, especially athletes, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most important ligament in the knee because of its stabilizing function. The slightest tear can sideline a person for months. But All-Inside ACL reconstruction, an innovative minimally-invasive procedure, can get you back in action with less pain and a shortened rehab time. “All-inside […]