University of Kansas Hospital

University of Kansas Hospital

An explosive lawsuit filed by a KU Hospital doctor says the head of the hospital’s pathology department wrongly diagnosed a patient with cancer and then covered up the mistake.

The lawsuit was filed by Dr. Lowell Tilzer, who previously headed KU’s pathology department. Tilzer says because of the misdiagnosis, a vital organ of the patient was removed. Afterward, he says, other pathologists found the organ to be normal. He says the head pathologist then altered hospital records to make it appear two other pathologists concurred with her diagnosis.

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The University of Kansas Hospital is teaming up with 14 small hospitals and medical centers in the western part of the state to make improvements to rural health care.

A three-year, $12.5 million grant from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center has enabled the hospital to create the Kansas Heart and Stroke Collaborative, the Lawrence Journal-World reports.

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Doctors at the University of Kansas Hospital expect a three-week-old girl to make a full recovery after they closed an aneurysm in her brain…using super glue.

Jared and Gina Julian knew there was something wrong with their three-week-old daughter, Ashlyn, when she suddenly began screaming.

Her mother says "She was very stiff, and then very rag-doll limp. And then... not super responsive." Later that night after Ashlyn threw up a second time, her parents went to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.