Cass Regional Medical Center physician Walter Costner, MD, FACS, and nurse Kimberly Swarnes, RN, BSN, received annual awards on May 9 during Cass Regional's Nurses Week celebration.
Cass Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome Molly Urton, MSN, FNP-C, to Peculiar Medical Clinic and The Wound Center at Rock Haven Specialty Clinic. She is now seeing patients in both clinics.
“This award signifies a level of performance, especially when compared to other health care facilities, that demonstrates Cass Regional’s commitment to providing safe, quality health care to area residents,” Chris Lang, CEO at Cass Regional, said.
Cass Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of family practice physician Jolie Chance, DO, to Pleasant Hill Medical Clinic and Kingsville Medical Clinic. She will begin seeing patients May 1.
Gaining knowledge and experience from fellow professionals, creating 'family' out of 'coworkers,' reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future.
“Teresa goes above and beyond the call of duty,” Cardiac Rehabilitation Manager Terry Johns, RN, said. “She greets each patient every morning with a smile and without fail, she asks them how they are feeling and gives them encouragement for the day.”
"We brainstormed about how they can use their current skills, such as strength and energy, to help neighbors and their environment; like picking up trash, recycling or picking up sticks after storms,” Dr. Brewster said. “I also discussed two types of doctor appointments: checkups and sick visits, as well as the importance of vaccines and shots.”
“As inpatient care has become more complicated and the acuity of patients admitted has continued to rise, the blending of inpatient and outpatient care has become more demanding and difficult,” Cass Regional CEO Chris Lang, said. “Providing a hospitalist service will allow the primary care physicians to have a 100 percent, full time outpatient practice.”
“This is the second year in a row that our social media marketing efforts have been recognized by Social Media Club of Kansas City,” Sonya McLelland, administrative director of foundation, marketing and public relations, said. “We are grateful for the honor, and appreciate the club’s focus on promoting best practices in social media marketing.”
"We removed some breast cancers, and did biopsies of skin legions and subcutaneous legions,” Jack Hudkins, MD, FACS, said. “There were a lot of hernias - the youngest was about two years old, and the oldest was about 90 years old.”
“Organizations like Globus Relief and SEED Inc. give us the opportunity to help others in need,"Materials Management Manager Jennifer Wallace said. "There are many countries that can use our supplies. As a whole hospital, we can take part in that, and as a hospital family it helps us pull together.”
Lauren Doerfler, ACNP-BC, board-certified acute care nurse practitioner in the Emergency Department (ED) at Cass Regional Medical Center visited KSHB's "Kansas City Live" morning TV show Dec. 8, to discuss how to facilitate a smoother process when a visit to the Emergency Room is required.
“About 80 percent of adults will have back pain in some part of their lives,” Dritley said. As it recurs over time, if they don’t strengthen the key muscles and learn the correct movement patterns, correct posture, etcetera, they develop chronic lower back pain and those are the people who really need to see a therapist.
Join Cass Regional in celebrating the expansion and renovation of the Medical Imaging department, from 3 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25. Guests will have the opportunity to view the new space, visit with diagnostic imaging staff and enjoy refreshments and giveaways.
"The older we get, the higher risk that we have for getting breast cancer, especially after the age of 55," German said.
"When football season comes, we see a lot of football injuries, anything from concussions to ACLs. Weekend warriors are more like overuse types of injuries sometimes, or they have rolled their ankle or something like that," Dr. Petersen said.
"They say that a lot of times, children who fail a grade, one-third of those actually have hearing loss issues,” Melinda Lacy, FNP-BC, said. “So, having hearing and vision screenings done, especially if your kid is struggling in school, bring them in, so we can talk about it and see if that is an issue.”
ImPACT Program Education Coordinator and Speech Language Pathologist Nora Dahman, MS, CCC-SLP teaches Concussions 101 on "Kansas City Live" morning TV show.
"They want to wait until they have symptoms," Kingsville Medical Clinic primary care physician Christopher Maxwell, MD, said. He explained that this can mean it is too late and more would need to be done beyond screenings.
Billy B. Perry Jr., MD, treats urological conditions such as incontinence, as well as diseases of the male reproductive system. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (816) 887-0312.
Sixty-five individuals with 825 years of combined service were recognized at the Employee Appreciation Event.
Cass Regional Medical Center physician Samuel Brewster, MD, and nurse practitioner Stephanie Duarte, MSN, ARNP, BC, received awards for excellence in health care May 11 during Cass Regional's Nurses Week celebration.
“I care about the hospital and hope all in the community would also care for and support it,” newly elected board member Toni Wiseman said. “I enjoy community outreach and I want to be sure I am a contributing member.”
“This expansion will provide room for additional emergency department space as warranted by increased volumes,” Cass Regional CEO Chris Lang said.
"Over 55 percent of women over 50 and 45 percent of men over 50 are affected with this problem," Cass Regional surgeon Michael Kohlman, MD, said.
Infection Control Nurse Darlene Buckstead, RN, MSN, shares information and resources about Zika Virus.
Brian and Sheila will discuss working as a team, controlling blood sugar, effective communication within the partnership and how to work as a team without making diabetes the center of the relationship.
“For us to get this accreditation, I think it proves that we provide the same quality images as you can get at a large hospital in any major city,” Medical Imaging Manager Julie German, RT(R), said.
Abby Elliott, MS, OTR/L, CRC, is an occupational therapist at Cass Regional. She visited KSHB, channel 41's "Kansas City Live" morning show to discuss her career field during April, which is also Occupational Therapy month.
Schlenger said he enjoys having the opportunity to help improve lives through helping people to sleep better. “Sleep is something that we all take for granted and we don’t realize how vital it is to a healthy way of life,” Schlenger said.
“Just some simple lifestyle changes: being more active, losing maybe just five to seven percent of your body weight and just looking at how you eat all make a huge difference in helping us delay or event prevent the onset of diabetes,” Whelan said.
To apply for the Auxiliary Scholarship, contact Donna Walters at (816) 887-0783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cass Regional provides education about colorectal cancer and screenings needed for health and early detection as colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. for both men and women.
Social Media Club of Kansas City awarded Cass Regional Medical Center with a gold AMPS award for a recent 3D mammography Facebook campaign.
The Employee of the Quarter, for the third quarter, at Cass Regional is Michelle Welsh, LPN.
Community Blood Center Blood Drive will be at Cass Regional Medical Center collecting blood donations from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, February 26 in the hospital's conference rooms near the main entrance.
Cass Regional's sleep services coordinator Travis Schlenger, RPSGT, RST, discusses sleep in relation to the heart on KSHB's "Kansas City Live" morning show.
Urologist Bradley D. Connett, MD, is now accepting new patients and will see patients on Tuesdays at Rock Haven Specialty Clinic.
Reagan Wheeler has been selected to receive the annual Cass Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship.
The medical center reflects top quartile performance nationally among all acute care hospitals.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment at Archie Medical Clinic, call (816) 430-5777.
To schedule an appointment with Kumm, call Harrisonville Medical Clinic at (816) 380-7470, or call Peculiar Medical Clinic at (816) 779-1100.
About one in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer within her lifetime. Cass Regional Medical Center wants the public to be aware of financial and insurance options when it comes to breast cancer screening and early detection.
Cass Regional Medical Center is pleased to unveil its new Patient Portal, which is available to all patients who have received services within the hospital.
Dr. Cruce is now diagnosing and treating feet as a full-time Cass Regional employee.
Representation of Cass Regional's mission and vision leads Smith to achievement
Newest member will serve a five-year term on the board