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Health
4:39 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Liberty Hospital Announces Layoffs, Citing Pending 'Health Care Storm'

Liberty Hospital is a 250-bed public hospital just north of Kansas City.
Credit Liberty Hospital

More than 100 employees at Liberty Hospital will be out of a job by the end of next week. The hospital says the layoffs are a response to a perfect storm in health care right now. That includes reduced Medicare and Medicaid payments, changes in the way hospitals will be reimbursed for care under the federal health law and increasing demands for charity care as individual health insurance costs go up. 

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Health
12:44 am
Fri May 3, 2013

North KC Hospital Dispute Appears Headed Toward Resolution

More than 100 residents, most opposing a possible sale of North Kansas City Hospital, attended a town hall regarding the hospital in February.
Credit Elana Gordon / KCUR

Morning news story.

A heated feud over the fate of North Kansas City Hospital may soon be coming to a close. Hospital and city leaders are meeting Friday in hopes of resolving their differences. Moreover, recently passed state legislation and newly elected local officials appear to have diffused the controversy.  

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Health
10:14 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Judge Blocks Potential North Kansas City Hospital Sale For Now

North Kansas City Hospital.
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North Kansas City’s hospital can’t be sold, so long as a dispute over whether the city has the authority to sell it is in court. That’s according to a preliminary injunction issued by a Clay County judge yesterday. While the ruling is good news for the hospital board bringing the lawsuit, the board also took a hit in yesterday’s court decision.

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Health
8:05 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Fate Of North Kansas City Hospital In Dispute

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A legal battle over the possible fate of North Kansas City Hospital is escalating in court today. The hospital is asking a judge this afternoon to block the city’s recent appointments of four new members to the hospital’s board.  They worry the move would unevenly ‘pack the board,’ while a broader dispute over the hospital’s ownership plays out in court.

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Health
2:43 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Possible North Kansas City Hospital Sale Draws Protests

More than 100 residents attended a town hall at North Kansas City High School on Saturday, regarding a possible sale of North Kansas City Hospital.
Elana Gordon KCUR

Emotions ran high at a town hall this weekend, over the possible sale of North Kansas City Hospital. More than 100 residents and hospital staff packed North Kansas City’s high school auditorium to protest any such proposal.

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Health
1:51 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Hospital Mergers, Alliances Hit Kansas City Region

Arif Ahmed, Professor of Health Administration at UMKC.
UMKC

In recent months, local officials have been exploring the sale of North Kansas City Hospital, HCA Midwest announced plans to acquire St. Joseph and St. Mary’s hospitals.

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Health
12:33 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Board Sues Over Possible Sale Of North Kansas City Hospital

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Resistance to a possible sale of North Kansas City hospital has entered the legal arena.  The hospital’s board of trustees filed a lawsuit yesterday, in an effort to stop the city from selling the place.

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Health
11:34 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Health System Moves Into Metro Area With New Northland Clinics

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A northwest Missouri health system has officially made its way into the Kansas City area market. 

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Health
5:19 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Possible Health Care 'Storm' Cited In Floating Of Hospital Sale

Future "health care storm" prompted North Kansas City to consider sale of hospital, says City Administrator.
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Questions surrounding disputed search for a buyer of North Kansas City's only hospital may be clarified by mid week. 

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Business & Tech
5:09 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Fight Ahead In Possible Sale Of Northtown Hospital

North Kansas City Hospital is offered for sale by the city. Hospital governing board "shocked" and seeking legal recourse.
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Vowing to fight sale of North Kansas City Hospital, the Chairman of the Hospital Board says he has asked legal advice about the most basic questions in the City Council’s announcement that the city is prepared for potential sale.

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