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.

Their Road Home

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Acute Rehab Unit

Dorothy Johnson She had suffered a stroke that left the right side of her body paralyzed. She was also diagnosed with dense expressive aphasia, meaning she couldn’t speak. She also lost the ability to swallow safely and required a modified diet. Before the stroke, Dorothy was active in the community. She still worked one day […]

Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day

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Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day

Do you panic when you think of letting your kids loose in the kitchen? Many parents say yes and for good reasons. It can be messy (so. very. messy.), and there are plenty of potentially dangerous tools and appliances within reach. Instead of worrying about everything that could go wrong, imagine everything that could go […]

NKCH + Meritas Health

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Meritas Health doctors, specialists, locations

One of the best kept healthcare secrets might be the relationship between North Kansas City Hospital and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Meritas Health. Most people don’t realize that for more than 20 years, doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals from both organizations have worked side by side to provide quality healthcare. Care That Keeps You Healthy […]

Hunger at Home

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Lack of food affects 40 million Americans

In Clay and Platte Counties, an estimated 2,700 children live without consistent access to nutritious food. One out of five Northland children live in a home without enough food. Often, a school lunch is their only meal of the day. Going Hungry What happens to children who go to school hungry? “Just skipping breakfast can […]

Earth Day Celebrates Its 47th Year

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Container Garden for Earth Day

April 22 marks the 47th anniversary of the founding of the modern environmental movement, more commonly known as Earth Day. It’s a day to celebrate our beautiful planet and a time to promote the importance of creating a clean and sustainable environment. Climate change and global warming are two of the biggest challenges facing the […]

Spring Forward With Success

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Daylight Saving Time

With the return of Daylight Saving Time, many people are searching for that lost hour of sleep and fumbling for that extra jolt of Joe. If you’re struggling with the time change, Scott Shorten, MD, with Meritas Health Neurology, suggests these tips for an easier transition. Eat Lightly at Night Indigestion from spicy or fatty […]

Our Healthcare Heroes

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Every day, lives are saved and people get better thanks to healthcare professionals, who truly are heroes. Each year, Ingram’s Magazine recognizes local healthcare heroes. This year’s NKCH winners are Ambassador and Volunteer Len Knudston, Auxiliary Staff Achievement; Michael Montgomery, MD, Meritas Health Cardiology, Lifetime Service Achievement; and Robert Pluenneke, MD, Professional Staff Achievement. Len […]

Migraines: The Basics

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Common Symptoms of Migraines

More than 4 million people experience chronic migraines and have up to 15 migraines per month. The headaches arrive with severe, throbbing pain that can last for days. Migraines cause lost productivity and a reduced quality of life. Diagnosis The first step is to meet with a neurologist, a doctor who specializes in treating headaches. […]