Truman Medical Center

Heartland Health Monitor
5:43 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Truman Med Could Get Hit With Penalty Over Infection Rates

Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill
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Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill is among 175 hospitals nationwide most likely to be penalized with the loss of Medicare payments because of high rates of infection and other complications.

In April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services calculated preliminary “hospital-acquired condition” scores from 1 to 10, with one being best and 10 being worst.

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9:56 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Hospital Prices Vary Widely In Kansas City

For the first time, the federal government has released the prices that hospitals for the 100 most common inpatient procedures.  The prices for a given procedure can vary by tens of thousands of dollars.

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8:16 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, March 8, 2012

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

  •     Santorum Says Kansas Caucuses Matter
  •     Fast Food At Home In A Hospital?
  •     Committee Advances Streetcar Zoning
  •     House Budget Reverses Cuts To Colleges At Expense To Program For Blind

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12:28 am
Thu March 8, 2012

How Fast Food Found A Home In One Hospital

McDonalds at Truman Medical Center
Elana Gordon KCUR

Truman Medical Center is on the front lines of health care in Kansas City.  The safety-net hospital treated nearly 100,000 patients last year.  But lately, hospital leaders have been trying to figure out ways to prevent people from getting sick and becoming patients in the first place.  CEO John Bluford has been waging a wellness campaign, promoting better nutrition and battling junk food. 

So what’s a McDonald's doing right inside a main hospital entrance?

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Central Standard
1:19 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

The Remarkable Impact Of Art Therapy

From African refugee camps to Alzheimer’s clinics to returning vets from Iraq and Afghanistan, discoveries in the field of art therapy are helping to change lives.

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