Classmates Reconnect at NKCH

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Nannette McQueen, Lynn Bradberry and Bev Carter.

Over the years, high school can become a distant memory. The letter jackets get packed away and the senior rings make way for trendy jewelry. For five high school graduates, NKCH became a place to reconnect. Long Lasting Friendships It’s been 45 years since Director of Plant Operations Joe Becker and GI Lab Nurse Barbara […]

A Life Saved

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ED Nurse Beth Schoening and ICU Nurse Melissa Rust with Kathy

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 […]

Avoid Exercise Injuries

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Preventing Exercise Injuries

We’re usually more active during the summertime doing activities like softball tennis and golf. All these can lead to joint injuries. Orthopedic surgeon, Charles Orth, DO,  was on our Fox 4 Live Healthy segment talking about preventing those injuries. Prevent Injuries Data shows that 30% of all musculoskeletal injuries show up in a physician’s office. The […]

A Safer Way to Medicate

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Prescriber scans fingerprint

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 […]

Calm Under Pressure

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Jennie Schwabe, BSN, RN

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 […]

Dreams Fulfilled

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NKCH Medical Mission to Jamaica

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 […]

Long Way Home

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MR (Missouri River) 340 Race

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 […]

Mrs. Cake Boss

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Mae Stover, cake lady

Cake is often the centerpiece of celebrations for life’s special moments, such as birthdays, graduations or a new baby. For the past 33 years, many families have chosen Mae Stover, cake maker extraordinaire, to make just the right centerpiece to mark their special occasions. During the week, Mae is a patient service representative at Meritas […]

Oh, Baby!

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April and Delaney

Last year at age 36, April Hord, Purchasing buyer, had finally accepted that she would always be an aunt or a daughter, but not a mother. Diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis, years of tests, procedures and surgery left April with scar tissue and little else. Visits to fertility specialists also proved futile. In […]