Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Get the Lowdown

Urogynecologist, Ian Rosbrugh, MD When women experience pelvic floor disorders causing urinary or fecal incontinence, they often suffer in silence, hesitant to address the topic. They are not alone. The National Institutes of Health estimates one-third of women in the U.S. have pelvic floor disorders. Today, more women are reaching out for help [...]

By |2018-09-04T10:51:17+00:00September 4th, 2018|

What Is Mental Health?

By Stacie Newberry, LCSW, Jennifer Riddell, LCSW, and Dawn Rosey, LCSW Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life – from childhood and [...]

By |2018-08-24T09:13:43+00:00August 23rd, 2018|

Breastfeeding Basics

From our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants The top 12 reasons to breastfeed: Your baby will: Be getting the best nutrition available Be smarter Have a stronger immune system Have a lower risk of leukemia and heart disease Be leaner for life Have fewer ear infections You will: Forge a stronger bond with your baby [...]

By |2018-08-02T11:45:16+00:00August 1st, 2018|

Breath of Life

It was a typical summer day in late May at the Denton apartments near Parkville. Longtime friends and NKCH Nurses Bobbi Dickerson, BSN, RN, 10th Floor Pavilion, and Jessica Pruett, BSN, RN, CICU, were socializing pool side while Bobbi’s daughter, Roo, a third-year nursing student, enjoyed the water. But, the relaxing scene quickly changed into [...]

By |2018-08-31T12:54:56+00:00July 19th, 2018|

A Life Saved

Over the last 60 years, the hospital’s impact on Northland families has been measured by more than bed size and construction projects. Like many families in the area, Kathy Thompson’s parents sacrificed to help build the hospital. Her dad’s company, TWA, deducted funds from employee checks to raise money. Through the years, the hospital employed [...]

By |2018-08-31T12:54:59+00:00May 3rd, 2018|

A Safer Way to Medicate

Whether placing an online order or streaming a movie, today’s consumers expect quick and convenient service. It’s an expectation that also extends to healthcare. In recent years, doctors started replacing their prescription pads with electronic prescriptions. Once the e-prescription leaves a doctor’s office, chances are it’s ready for pick up when a customer walks through [...]

By |2018-07-25T18:47:23+00:00April 11th, 2018|

Calm Under Pressure

Within a day of each other in February, NKCH employees Rachel Fossey, RD, LD, and Jennie Schwabe, BSN, RN, became first responders to emergencies outside the hospital. Their quick actions in life and death situations made a difference for two people. Quick Thinking As a dietitian, Rachel, 25, typically uses nutrition support and diet education [...]

By |2018-08-31T12:44:01+00:00April 5th, 2018|

Dreams Fulfilled

It’s always been a dream for Sam Richey, BSN, RN, and Megan Morrison, BSN, RN, to travel on a medical mission. In February, their dreams came true when they represented NKCH in the annual Jamaican medical and dental mission trip organized by Board of Trustee member Bob McGee and other community groups. Why They Do [...]

By |2018-08-31T12:44:02+00:00March 22nd, 2018|

Long Way Home

Kayaking on the Missouri River in the summer heat is less than ideal. Imagine doing it for three consecutive days with little sleep, blistered hands and 340 miles. RNs Anqi Dai and Jason Potts finished the MR (Missouri River) 340 race in 2017 and plan to participate again this summer. Like last year, they will [...]

By |2018-08-31T12:44:03+00:00March 8th, 2018|
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