Mary Calvert is the 2014 Employee of the Year

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Mary Calvert

In Mary Calvert’s typical fashion, she reacted to winning the 2014 Employee of the Year award by saying, “I certainly can’t retire now that I won this great parking spot!” She is pictured with President and CEO, Peggy Schmitt. In June, she celebrated 40 years at NKCH. Mary says she is honored and flattered to […]

Overcome the Battle for Good Sleep

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Sleep deprivation ranks as a factor in three of society’s worst disasters: the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident and the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown. Investigators said mistakes made by sleep deprived workers triggered these catastrophes. In our own lives, sleep deprivation occurs on a smaller scale but with potentially disastrous results […]

Excelsior Springs Hospital and North Kansas City Hospital Announce New Partnership

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On June 23, 2014 Excelsior Springs Hospital and NKCH entered into a management agreement that solidified an already long-standing relationship. The two hospitals have had a strategic alliance for nearly four decades, promoting wellness and providing quality healthcare services to patients in the surrounding communities. The new partnership will continue to strengthen that relationship. Under […]

June is Hernia Awareness Month

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It’s estimated that there are over 700,000 hernia repair surgeries in the U.S. each year. For Hernia Awareness Month, Brian Wittek, MD with Meritas Health Comprehensive Surgical Specialists, explains what a hernia is & how it’s treated. Additional Facts About Hernias The risk of hernia can be minimized, but hernias cannot be prevented. In fact, […]

Men’s Health Month

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It’s Men’s Health Month. What does that mean to you? For most, it’s just another day. A day to say things like, “I’m healthy enough”, “this pain will pass”, “it costs too much” and on and on. We know that men are 24% less likely than women to go to the doctor. We also know […]

April is National Donate Life Month

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Donate Life Month

A Mother’s Instinct Saves Her Child Megan Ebert was 13 months old when her parents first realized something was wrong. Worried about a lingering infection, mom Sheri Ebert, a registered nurse, was shocked to learn Megan was in kidney failure. Megan, now 18 years old, suffered from Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) caused by strep pneumococcal […]

All I Want Is My Two Front Lobes

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By Joan Harrison I meant to volunteer at North Kansas City Hospital for quite some time. I just couldn’t seem to make myself do it. Maybe it was the fact that I would have to dress up that kept me from getting to it. I was presented the perfect opportunity to offer my services as […]

National Colorectal Cancer Month

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Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer ranks as the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States when combining both sexes, according to the American Cancer Society’s 2013 statistics. With advanced treatments now available, colorectal cancer-related deaths can be significantly reduced. If we can catch it in time, we can cure it. Approximately 98% of my surgeries […]

President & CEO Peggy Schmitt Chosen as Grand Marshal

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As a young girl growing up in St. Louis, this year’s grand marshal didn’t aspire to be the leader of a major metropolitan hospital. Instead, Peggy Schmitt chose nursing as her profession and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She worked at hospitals in St. Louis and Kansas City. A friend of Peggy’s from nursing […]