Beat Migraines to the Punch

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Steven Kosa, MD with SphenoCath patient

Beyond their debilitating pain, one thing is certain about chronic migraine headaches: they affect your ability to function on a daily basis. Fortunately, a new 15-minute nerve block procedure, called SphenoCath, fights severe headache pain head on. And, it’s available at North Kansas City Hospital. “I was having anywhere between 16 and 29 migraines each […]

No One More Deserving

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Sharon Surprised With New Furnace

There are many stories like Sharon’s going around this time of year. This story is special to us because it’s one of our own. Country Hill Motors received hundreds of nominations  – THE MOST NOMINATIONS EVER, and Sharon was selected to receive the honor! Sharon has two adult, special needs children. Her husband passed away a few years ago […]

Down But Not Out

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Mark Hill and his siblings

Security Representative Mark Hill grew up in a one-bedroom apartment above a sporting goods store with his father, Floyd, in Akron, OH. At age 13, he learned the man he knew as his father actually adopted him at 22 months old, after his mother left. It didn’t matter to Mark because Floyd symbolized everything he […]

Hot Jobs in Healthcare

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Laboratory Jobs

Jobs in the healthcare sector continue to grow faster than in almost any other industry in the U.S. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the healthcare industry will add around 2.3 million jobs by 2024. North Kansas City Hospital is always on the lookout for exceptional people who have the talent and […]

Allergies and the Classroom

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allergies in the classroom

Allergies affect as many as 40% of the children in the U.S. Difficulty breathing or a runny nose might not be just another cold caused by germs passed around by students. Classroom allergens are lurking making it harder to learn and increasing absent days due to allergy symptoms. Meritas Health ENT performs allergy testing and […]

The Flip Side of Flip Flops

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The Flip Side of Flip Flops

Guest blogger Dr. Nathan J. Kiewiet, an orthopedic surgeon, offers advice for keeping your feet pain free this summer. June 17 was National Flip Flop Day! Nothing screams, “It’s summer!” louder than a pair of flip flops. They’re fun, fashionable, comfy and easy on the budget. But while you may be walking on easy street […]

Happy Father’s Day!

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Father's Day

Jim & Jakub Hladik Jakub was born at NKCH, and now works here, so he has come full circle. “NKCH is a great place for a young man to get started,” said Jim, who learned his work ethic from his dad. He passed that work ethic along to Jakub. “I was always told to work […]

NKCH Has a CFO to Know

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Jim McNey, CFO

Jim McNey, Senior Vice President and CFO was recently named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s national list of 150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know.  We sat down with our fiscal-minded leader to get to know him; how he spends his time when he’s not balancing the hospital’s checkbook. How did you get into finance? […]

6 Unexpected Medical Uses for Botox

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Botox Injections Treat Poststroke Spasticity

Botox, perhaps best known for its wrinkle-reducing powers, is helping the healthcare industry. One of its most interesting uses involves stroke survivors. After a stroke, muscle spasms in the arm or leg muscles are one of the most challenging obstacles a survivor faces. Spasms can be painful. They often restrict coordination and limit muscle movement, […]

A Career to Love

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John Hales, Paul Houck and Shawn Souders, found their dream jobs as nurses after following different career paths.

It’s never too late to find a new career. Just ask John Hales, Paul Houck and Shawn Souders, who found their dream jobs as nurses after following different career paths. John Hales, RN, Progressive Care Unit One night, on the drive home from his newspaper job in 2011, John felt less than satisfied about his […]