• HCA Midwest Health System Leads Fund-Raising Effort For Second Consecutive Year in American Heart Association’s 2014 Heart Walk

    July 21, 2014

    For the second consecutive year, Team HCA Midwest Health System was the top fundraiser at the American Heart Association (AHA) Heart Walk on Saturday, May 31st, 2014 in Kansas City, Mo., raising $101,657. Friendly competition between HCA Midwest Health System hospitals brought 22 teams together for this worthy cause, with 710 employees, family members and friends being registered walkers and runners.

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  • Physicians Provide Tips for Urgent Versus Emergency Care

    July 14, 2014

    Generally, patients can be treated in urgent care for colds, flu, sore throats, sprains, minor burns and injuries, ear infections, non-life-threatening allergic reactions, skin rashes, mild asthma, and broken bones (Reprinted courtesy of Kansas City Star Magazine).

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  • Men's Health: Snoring Can Be a Sign of Something Serious

    June 11, 2014

    Chuck Brandt of Merriam didn't know it, but he stopped breathing 75 times each hour when he slept. Despite being tired and unfocused during the day, the only other symptom he knew about was that he snored. "I have always snored to some extent, but ifs gotten worse in the last five to 10 years," said Brandt, 50, a computer programmer. Brandt said his snoring increased as he gained weight. Additionally, having asthma and allergies seemed to exacerbate his snoring and sleep issues, he said.

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  • Nurse Surprises Patient with Unique Senior Prom

    May 28, 2014

    Erin Ragner, RN, ICU nurse at Menorah Medical Center, arranged a prom for her patient Alex Fraser and his date, Emily Todd. Fraser was in the ICU during the week of his high school prom at Blue Valley high school.

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  • HCA Midwest Health System Sponsors 4th Annual Health And Wellness Expo

    May 13, 2014

    HCA Midwest Health System, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider, and Midwest Physicians will once again partner with the Just For Her Expo to sponsor the 4th Annual Health and Wellness Expo. Thousands of women from across Greater Kansas City expected to attend ‘Roadmap to Healthy Living’ event to help them navigate healthcare choices.

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