Kim Shopper

Kim Shopper

Kim has worked at NKCH for 30 years where she produces the employee newsletter and manages internal campaigns. She serves on the Living With Diabetes Advisory Board and the Chip In For Charity Open golf committee. She is passionate about animal rescue and volunteers for the Parkville Animal Shelter.

Lifesaving Missions for Drones

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Medical Drone

Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a drone. Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, were a hot item on last year’s Christmas lists. Beyond recreational fun, businesses are capitalizing on the drone’s potential to transform healthcare. Disaster Relief One of the first medical applications for a drone was disaster relief. […]

From Yellow to Black

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Solar Eclipse

The last time it occurred was nearly 100 years ago on June 8, 1918. People all over Kansas City want to be sure to have a great seat when it happens again this year. The solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, is a popular topic of conversation from, “Have you purchased your glasses?” to “Where will […]

Hands-free Imaging

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NKCH is currently the only Midwestern hospital using the Veinsite technology

The headgear looks like a Space Age invention, but in reality it’s a valuable patient care tool. Lab assistants, serving as phlebotomists, can use the Veinsite® Locator when drawing blood from patients with difficult to locate veins. It’s helpful in patients who are very young, elderly, obese, dehydrated or who have a dark skin tone. With up to 12,000 […]

Yellowstone Memories

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Lake Hospital in Yellowstone Park Medical Service

The beauty of Yellowstone National Park lured Medical Technologist Christie Burnett, CLS-ASCP, to leave her job and her home in the 1990s to work in the park’s only hospital, nestled on the northern shores of Yellowstone Lake. Each May-September, from 1993-1995, Christie worked for Yellowstone Park Medical Services as a medical technologist, testing blood samples […]

Lifesaving Trauma Care

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Dusty and Social Worker Dawn Grassman

Dusty Baker doesn’t remember the details from the car accident that changed his life on March 4, but he does remember the lifesaving care he received at NKCH. After a 21-day stay in ICU and another two weeks on a medical/surgical unit, Dusty left the hospital for a rehab facility, where he continued his recovery. […]

Moms & Dots Who Work at NKCH

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Mother's Day

The relationship between a mother and daughter is one of the most powerful connections. Just ask these mother and daughter pairs who work at North Kansas City Hospital. They share common interests and describe being best friends. Mary and Becca Becca Stacy, BSN, RN, NICU, knew from a young age that she wanted to follow […]

Antacid Sufferers Beware

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Esophageal Cancer

Antacids, like Tums, are one of the most profitable over-the-counter products. As many as 15 million Americans experience heartburn every day. Persistent heartburn (two or more times per week) or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can cause stomach acid to splash into the esophagus, producing cellular changes that can ultimately result in cancer. About three million Americans […]

Traditions Around the Globe

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Easter Traditions Around the Globe

Sent With Love “At this time each year, I bring out some of my grandmother Nealie’s Easter postcards from the 1900s. Her family traveled from Tennessee to live in Savannah, MO. People back then used postcards to communicate with each other. By reading what they wrote, I get a peek into their lives.” Smashing Good […]

Eggstra Special Delivery

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt

White fur or brown, straight ears or floppy, the Easter bunny’s magic transcends age. On Friday, April 14, 60+ adults will report to work and many will ponder, “Where’s my egg?” These aren’t just any plastic colored eggs. They arrive by special delivery, each handwritten with a name and filled with confectionery delights. Angie Neperud, […]