Kansas Senator Jerry Moran says a VA pilot program offering timely, quality health care to rural veterans is being allowed to expire in a few months, even though VA officials tell members of Congress no decision has been made.
As Bryan Thompson explains, Moran and four of his colleagues have sent a letter to the VA Secretary, asking for answers.
A partnership between hospitals in Wichita has a lofty goal: to make Wichita the safest place in the nation to undergo surgery. As Bryan Thompson explains, the key is a standardized pre-op checklist, no matter where the surgery is being performed, or by whom.
State health officials say four of the seven reported Kansas cases of kidney failure caused by toxin-producing bacteria may be related. Four of the patients attended the same private gathering.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment spokeswoman Aimee Rosenow said she can’t release any details about what kind of event the four patients attended, where it was, or when it took place. However, the two patients from Sedgwick County and two from Harvey County all were there.
Victoria Falls nursing home in Andover is facing a heavy fine from The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services for abuse and neglect of residents. State investigators say they substantiated allegations that staff at Victoria Falls were both physically and verbally abusive to residents.