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The U.S. health care system faced new levels of scrutiny in the past year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. There were shortages of medical masks, ICU beds, as well as nurses. But even before the pandemic, some states were much better equipped to handle both everyday health needs — and the pandemic — than others. There […]

May 4—PITTSBURG, Kan. — Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas broke ground on an estimated $6 million education center for health care professionals Monday as part of a grow-your-own initiative to improve the rural workforce shortage. The 16,000-square-foot John U. Parolo Education Center, located west of the CHC clinic at 3015 N Michigan St. in Pittsburg, will be designed to support ...

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Apr. 23—During a visit to Great Bend on Thursday, Governor Laura Kelly said she has "about five billion reasons" why Kansas should expand Medicaid now. Because Kansas has been one of the states not to expand Medicaid in recent years, "almost $5 billion (in federal funds) have been sent to other states," Kelly said. "We need to make sure that our own dollars are coming back to Kansas." In 2017, ...

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LEAWOOD, Kan., March 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueHealth, LLC, the nationally recognized leader in Ambulatory Centers of Excellence (ACE)™, today announced the appointment of Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer and Chief Quality Officer at University Hospitals, as Chairman of ValueHealth's Advisory Board on Healthcare Transformation.

Mar. 23—Sens. Thom Tillis and Maggie Hassan have reintroduced a bill to reform how veterans exposed to toxins receive health care and benefits and requires the use of new scientific evidence to establish whether some health problems are connected to toxic exposures. The Toxic Exposure in the American Military, or TEAM, Act improves access to health care by providing consultation and testing ...