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2008-06-24 06:03:01

By Julius A. Karash, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 24--Kansas health reform is down and so are a lot of the folks who expected major steps forward in Topeka this year. But Marcia Nielsen, executive director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority, says it's not over yet. "We're coming back," Nielsen said last week. "Health reform is a multiyear process." Nielsen talked to The Star after the Health Policy Authority board held its annual retreat in Lawrence. Smarting from the dearth...

2008-06-20 06:00:37

By Julius A. Karash, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 20--The University of Kansas Hospital has implemented an electronic medical records system in its emergency department. The installation gives emergency room doctors access to information such as tests and medications patients have received at KU Hospital and at KU Med West in Shawnee. Pamela Ramsey, an emergency physician at KU Hospital, said the electronic system would improve patient safety. "The real advantage is, things can be...

2008-06-19 21:00:27

By Julius A. Karash, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 19--The University of Kansas Hospital has implemented an electronic medical record system in its emergency department. The installation gives emergency room doctors access to information such as tests and medications patients have received at KU Hospital and KU Med West in Shawnee. "There's no place where instant access to information is more important than in emergency or trauma care," said KU Hospital spokesman Dennis McCulloch....

2008-06-17 06:00:41

By Julius A. Karash, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 17--Missouri consumers who reach the end of extended group health coverage after a layoff will soon be able to obtain coverage through the state. Effective July 1, qualified persons will be eligible for guaranteed coverage through the Missouri Health Insurance Pool, also known as the state's "high risk" insurance pool. Eligible persons must apply for the state coverage within 63 days of exhausting extended group coverage. COBRA,...

2008-06-17 06:00:41

By Julius A. Karash, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 17--A $2.1 million urgent-care center is being built at the I-470 Business and Technology Center in Lee's Summit. Emergent Care Plus will be the first venture of an emergency practice formed last year by physicians Anne Morgan, Chad Surrat, Kyla Kutch and Theron Barr. The 7,000-square-foot stand-alone facility is expected to open in October. Urgent-care physicians typically treat minor illnesses and injuries of a nonemergency nature,...

2008-02-05 06:00:41

By Julius A. Karash, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Feb. 5--Shawnee Mission Medical Center said Monday that it intends to buy 42 acres in south Overland Park for a hospital of up to 400 beds. The project, which is at least two years from construction, includes 240,000 square feet of medical office space. Financial details were not disclosed. The land, bounded by 159th Street, 167th Street, Antioch Road and U.S. 69, is part of the 300-acre Village of Overland Park community being developed...

2007-07-28 12:25:04

By Julius A. Karash, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 28--Irene Cumming received $1.8 million in severance pay after resigning as president and chief executive officer of the University of Kansas Hospital, the hospital reported Friday. Cumming, who had led the hospital since 1996, received the money by check on July 1, the day after her last day there. The amount equaled three years of pay for Cumming, who resigned in March amid controversial talks about new teaching and research ties...

2007-02-10 06:00:18

By Julius A. Karash, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Feb. 10--As it pushes ahead with research and development, Cerner Corp . is sending about 350 employees to work at the company's new Innovation Campus next week. The new Cerner enclave is sprouting in about 500,000 square feet in three connected buildings on the former Marion Laboratories campus, which is south of Bannister Road near Interstates 435 and 470. Cerner, based in North Kansas City, is a leading provider of health-care...


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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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