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 […]

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 […]

Down Syndrome Blessings

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Down Syndrome couple, Carissa and Chris

Guest post by Jodi Myers, RN at NKC Hospital. An Update Fast forward two years … this month, Carissa turned 27 and now lives independently in her own apartment. Her work at Children’s Mercy Hospital has increased to 35 hours per week. Her boyfriend, Chris, also got a job at CMH and lives on his own […]

Related Holiday Celebrations

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What You Give

Even a casual glance at any standard calendar for late December and early January will reveal a number of holiday occasions, some very familiar – like Christmas and New Year’s Day – but a few that may frankly be puzzling.   What is “Boxing Day,” anyway?  So, in the interest of cultural and spiritual awareness I […]

REGARDING HANUKKAH

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Hanukkah

While many or most of us have some familiarity with the Jewish feast of Hanukkah, I find lots of misunderstanding about it among people in general.  For instance, you hear it described as “the Jewish Christmas.”  That is unfortunate because it has nothing to do with Christmas at all.  It often occurs around the same […]

Pastoral Care Week is this week.

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NKCH Chaplains

Pastoral Care Week is October 20-26, 2013. This is an opportunity to recognize the significance of appropriate, professional spiritual care in human health and wellness. The Greek philosopher Plato famously advised, “The part can never be well unless the whole is well.” At NKCH, professional chaplains are an integral part of the overall healthcare team, […]