Medical Facility News

News from around the state

10 Kansas Facilities earn A’s in Spring Leapfrog Grades

Ten Kansas medical facilities earned A’s in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to healthcare quality and safety. Every six months, it assigns its...


COVID-19 Concerns Result in Changes at Hospitals, Practices

Editorial Note: This issue of MD News was going to focus on the future of health care. As the magazine content was being prepared and readied for publication, Kansas hospitals and medical practices were focused on responding to a pandemic threat that likely will impact the future financial health and business operations of medical practices and hospitals in Kansas. Therefore, our focus had to also change. With the impact of COVID-19 changing almost daily, our bimonthly publication could refer to just a few of the changes that resulted within a short amount of time.


The Impact of COVID-19 on the Medical Community: A Family Practice Physician’s Perspective

Difficulties for Clinicians

The ways in which medical specialties are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the global spread of the novel coronavirus are widely varied. On one end of the spectrum, some specialists have been all but taken out of the picture. With the marked...


Comprehensive Stroke Care

When seconds matter, count on Ascension Via Christi St. Francis.


Hospital Rounds

Kansas Hospitals Enthusiastic About Bipartisan Collaboration on Medicaid Expansion

The Kansas Hospital Association is delighted to learn that Gov. Laura Kelly and Sen. Jim Denning have reached an agreement on a Medicaid (KanCare) expansion plan. The plan allows for expansion up to 138% of the...


New Retina Specialist, New Drugs Give Grene Vision Group More Tools to Treat Macular Degeneration

About 15 years ago, groundbreaking injections became available as a treatment option for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). These injections provide patients with a safer, more sight-sparing treatment option than lasering, or killing off, the abnormal blood vessels formed with wet AMD.


News From Around The State

Manhattan Surgical Hospital and Stormont Vail Health Announce New Partnership

Manhattan Surgical Hospital and Stormont Vail Health finalized a partnership agreement. With the agreement, the Topeka-based Stormont Vail system has a 49% ownership in physician-owned Manhattan Surgical Hospital, and...


With GI/MIS Expertise, Jarvis Walters, DO, Joins Surgical Specialists

It makes sense that a former engineer would find robotics surgery fascinating.


Finding Pain Relief at Advanced Pain Medicine Associates: Providing Hope for Pain Sufferers

Symptoms of chronic pain can aggravate physical and mental conditions and contribute to high healthcare costs and lost productivity.


Wichita-based Clinical Community Oncology Program Joins National Clinical Trials Network

The clinical community oncology program led by Ascension Via Christi has joined the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology — part of the National Cancer Institute’s National Clinical Trials Network, or NCTN. It also has a new name: Cancer Research of Kansas.