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...

In Kansas Farmer’s Gesture for Healthcare Workers, There’s ‘A Snapshot of Humanity’

I was struck recently by two stories appearing within days of each other that show how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the best and the worst in us.

Managing Stress and Isolation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As you read this, the coronavirus dominates the global conversation. Turn on any news program, browse the internet, read a newspaper or listen to the radio — without exception, the story of the day is COVID-19.

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...