Press Releases

South Carolina Medical Association to Partner with KaMMCO Health Solutions for Statewide...

Jerod Norris - Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Physicians and healthcare professionals nationwide are in the midst of unparalleled industry transformation. Successful adoption of the new performance- based delivery and payment models will rely heavily upon interoperability and development of actionable intelligence through analytics. South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA) has recognized these as critical factors for their statewide...

New Study Reports on the Vulnerability of Rural Kansas Hospitals 1 in 3 rural hospitals in Kansas...

Cindy Samuelson - Friday, February 5, 2016
(February 5, 2016) – iVantage® Health Analytics, a leading national provider of health care analytics and decision support tools, released its 2016 Hospital Strength INDEX Study this week, which assessed and benchmarked rural and Critical Access Hospital performance. Of the 107 rural hospitals in Kansas, 31 are classified as vulnerable and “at risk” of closure, according to the study....

KHIN and KDHE collaborate to deliver Kansas immunization records through MyKSHealth eRecord online...

Laura McCrary, Ed. D - Thursday, February 4, 2016
TOPEKA, Kan., February 4, 2016   — Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN), a leader in health information exchange, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announce a new online feature which allows Kansans to have secure access to state-certified immunization records through their MyKSHealth eRecord personal health record.   “As the mother of...

Final Phase of Via Christi NewLife Center Renovation Has Begun

Maria Loving - Thursday, January 28, 2016
Construction of a new Perinatal Support Unit at Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph is underway — marking the final phase of the renovation of the hospital’s fourth-floor NewLife Center.   Once the project is complete, the unit, which is where expectant moms coming in to deliver are evaluated, will go from six rooms to five. This will provide the space needed to increase the number of...

The Bridge to a Healthy Kansas Introduced in House and Senate

Cindy Samuelson - Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Unique Kansas solution is budget-neutral, likely to produce financial gain for Kansas New legislation was introduced today in the Kansas House and Senate that creates a bridge within the current KanCare program to provide affordable health care coverage for approximately 150,000 Kansans who do not earn enough to afford private insurance. This new, budget-neutral program makes health...

Kansas Hospitals and Health Care Systems Boost State Economy

Cindy Samuelson - Monday, January 25, 2016
As the fifth largest producer of total income and total sales in the state, the Kansas health sector is a powerful economic force. The contributions of hospitals and health care systems to the state’s economy are often overlooked, including the number of people employed, the impact of hospital and health system purchases, and the impact of employees’ spending and tax payments.   A...

Sister Tarcisia Roths named 2016 Sweet Humanitarian of the Year

Jennica King - Thursday, January 21, 2016
WICHITA, KAN. – Sister Tarcisia Roths has been named the 2016 recipient of the Sweet Humanitarian of the Year award, which will be presented at “An Evening of Note,” 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at Abode Venue, 1330 E. Douglas. Sister Tarcisia has devoted her life to serving her community and the education of others. She spent the majority of her career as a history professor at Sacred Heart...