Patient Stories2018-08-01T12:10:18-05:00

In their own words

In their own words

My Husband Smoked for 30 Years, Screenings Help Us Breathe Easier

A pack-a-day smoker, my husband, Brad, began smoking in 1976 when he was 16. His father, grandfather, parents’ friends and friends smoked. Although it was after the 1964 release of the landmark Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, it was a time when 40% of Americans smoked. People could light up in any number [...]

By |March 27th, 2019|

Their Road Home

The Inpatient Acute Rehab Unit helps individuals meet their discharge goals following a debilitating event. Services offered include nursing care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, dietary consultations and a dedicated psychologist. Medical Director Kala Danushkodi, MD, and Associate Medical Director Adam Schulte, MD, oversee the unit. Under their supervision, patients participate in individual rehab, working [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|

Live the Good Life With Help From NKCH’s Accredited Heart Failure Program

The words “heart” and “failure” when used together can be scary, especially when you hear them from your doctor. In the U.S. alone, the condition affects nearly 6 million people and their families. According to a recent report from the American Heart Association, the number is growing. By 2035, AHA projects more than 9 million [...]

By |May 30th, 2017|

Brave Hearts

Mary and Brandon trust NKCH’s accredited heart failure program to help them stay healthy and out of the hospital. Meet Mary For Mary Maag, 84, managing heart failure is a lot like gardening — it involves time, energy and patience, mixed with a little frustration from time to time. “My garden is my passion,” Mary [...]

By |February 21st, 2017|

Beat Migraines to the Punch

Beyond their debilitating pain, one thing is certain about chronic migraine headaches: they affect your ability to function on a daily basis. Fortunately, a new 15-minute nerve block procedure, called SphenoCath, fights severe headache pain head on. And, it’s available at North Kansas City Hospital. “I was having anywhere between 16 and 29 migraines each [...]

By |January 16th, 2017|
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