Support Groups for Life

Sometimes, life hands you a health challenge you’re not sure you can handle. There’s comfort in knowing you’re not alone. Support groups bring people with similar experiences together. They offer a safe place to share personal experiences, discuss treatment options and side effects, express worries, get and give advice, and find new coping strategies. They [...]

By |2020-02-04T20:14:17-06:00February 4th, 2020|

NKCH Celebrates 25 Years of Home Health Excellence

Cheryl Foster, MHA, BSN, director of Home Health at NKCH Celebrating over two decades of nationally acclaimed care, August marked the 25th anniversary of North Kansas City Hospital’s Home Health agency. “Having the privilege to serve the community is special to us, and we hope to remain a provider of choice for home [...]

By |2019-08-09T14:36:05-05:00August 9th, 2019|

Ticks: Avoid Misery in Missouri

Ticks are most active mid-spring through summer, making it important to take extra precautions this time of year. Following prevention tips can help you steer clear of these tiny terrors, yet, your best defense is knowing your native tick population: who they are, how they act and what makes them “tick.” Missouri Ticks According to [...]

By |2019-06-06T16:10:52-05:00June 6th, 2019|

Honor Flight Brings NKCH Physician and Vietnam Veteran Father to D.C.

With the National Mall’s cherry blossom trees as a backdrop, MSGT Bob Cummins (left) and his son, Gregory A. Cummins, DO, visit the nearby Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. Forty-six years ago, Gregory A. Cummins, DO, was 10 years old when he greeted his father, MSGT Bob Cummins, at Robins Air Force Base in [...]

By |2019-05-28T10:33:09-05:00May 26th, 2019|

A Home of Their Own

May is National Foster Care Month, but the plight of children who need foster families is a year-round problem. Four employees stepped up to make a difference for seven children in our area. They share their stories to raise awareness of children who need someone to love and care about them. Annually, 440,000 children need [...]

By |2019-05-21T11:24:43-05:00May 21st, 2019|

Get Smarter | Distracted Driving

In the era of “smart” devices, we’re getting less smart about our driving. Doesn’t seem plausible? Consider the nearly 3,200 lives claimed from distracted driving in 2017 alone. You’ve probably heard public service announcements warning against distracted driving, but do you know what causes it and how to prevent it? A few minutes and a [...]

By |2019-04-30T09:59:46-05:00April 29th, 2019|

Kindness Overflows

The image of a newborn leaving the hospital wearing only a lightweight T-shirt and diaper lingered with Social Worker Mary Ann Lytle, MSW. She knew in her heart babies transferring into foster care deserved more when they left the hospital. Mary Ann wanted to show those babies that NKCH staff cared about them. Asking [...]

By |2019-03-11T11:04:18-05:00March 11th, 2019|
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