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 […]

Just Breathe

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Asthma Triggers

Asthma attacks are scary, and if you’re a woman, your chance of being diagnosed with asthma increases as you age. When you’re 20, the rate of diagnosis is equally split between men and women. However, by age 40, women are twice as likely to have asthma than men of the same age. “We are aware […]

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. […]

A Mother Daughter Tradition

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Mary and Karen, mother & daughter, get their annual mammogram together

It’s never too late to have your first mammogram. Just ask Mary Underwood, who had her first exam at age 64. “My daughter, Karen (Rounkles), had a mammogram scheduled at North Kansas City Hospital, and she asked me if I wanted to get one, too,” Mary said. “I said yes because I figured it was […]

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 […]

123 Kids Yoga

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Kids Yoga classes in the Wellness Corner at Zona Rosa

Burning-off my preschooler’s energy has been a challenge during this rainy spring! We’ve been on the hunt for indoor activities all over the Northland, and I was excited to learn about kids’ classes at the new NKCH Wellness Corner at Zona Rosa. Close to home – check! Weekend classes – check! Affordable – check! Class […]

Earth Day Celebrates Its 47th Year

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Container Garden for Earth Day

April 22 marks the 47th anniversary of the founding of the modern environmental movement, more commonly known as Earth Day. It’s a day to celebrate our beautiful planet and a time to promote the importance of creating a clean and sustainable environment. Climate change and global warming are two of the biggest challenges facing the […]