Kim Shopper

About Kim Shopper

Kim has worked at NKCH for 30 years where she produces the employee newsletter and manages internal campaigns. She serves on the Living With Diabetes Advisory Board and the Chip In For Charity Open golf committee. She is passionate about animal rescue and volunteers for the Parkville Animal Shelter.

Dream Trip Brings Smiles to Family

Richard, Amanda and Tommy will forever remember their Dream Factory trip. Life for Richard and Amanda Humphrey means constantly focusing on their five-year-old son, Tommy, and controlling his Type 1 diabetes. For Amanda, a CNA on 6th Floor Hospital, and Richard, it’s been 16 months of sleepless nights since Tommy’s diagnosis. But in [...]

By |2019-01-14T12:59:53+00:00January 12th, 2019|

Hats Off to the New Year & Birthdays

Noisemakers, party hats and bubbly beverages are synonymous with ringing in the New Year, but what about those people who have a double reason to celebrate? We asked four hospital employees who were born on New Year’s Day what it’s like to share their birthday with such an important holiday. Stacie Blake, BSN, CGRN Staff Nurse, [...]

By |2018-12-29T23:09:51+00:00December 29th, 2018|

Smoking Dangers for Your Four-Legged Friends

The Great American Smokeout occurs each November with tips on how to kick the habit. But, did you know smoking can impact your pet’s health? When you light up next to Fido you expose your beloved pet to a potentially harmful environment. Nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide are just some of the cancer-causing substances found [...]

By |2018-11-19T09:33:01+00:00November 19th, 2018|

Tractors Unite Family

When Plant Operations Supervisor Dallas Mercer looks at a tractor, he sees more than a farm vehicle. For Dallas, tractors represent fellowship and family. He grew up using tractors to farm his family’s property in Excelsior Springs where he still lives. He learned about tractors and how to restore them from his father, Ramon. It’s [...]

By |2018-10-31T16:14:41+00:00August 24th, 2018|

Photographer Captures Picture Perfect Images

Children’s Learning Center Teacher Misty Jones uses pictures to connect with children and adults. Inside her pre-K classroom, images of super heroes delight her young students. Outside the classroom, it’s the pictures Misty captures with her camera that impact those who see her work. The orangutan's eyes tell her story. This is Grandma Jill [...]

By |2018-08-31T12:54:55+00:00July 19th, 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|
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