Kansas Connections is an online newsletter filled with news and information about health care in rural Kansas. Articles keep readers up-to-date on what others are doing to strengthen health care in their communities, and showcase benefits of life in a rural area. Articles are posted on an ongoing basis. See the most recent stories below, or jump to the archive page to view past stories.
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- Provider Spotlight: Tom Walsh, M.D., Onaga, Kansas
Jul 03, 2018 -- One of a kind. Physician born and raised in Onaga returns and practices medicine for 40 years and counting.
- Strengthening Healthcare Outcomes for Children in Rural Communities
May 29, 2018 -- There are unique challenges to conducting pediatric clinical trials, but The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) and Children’s Mercy Kansas City have teamed up to provide solutions and new opportunities to Kansas families as part of a national initiative designed to strengthen healthcare outcomes for children.
- Provider Spotlight: Akinola Ogundipe, M.D., Coffeyville, Kansas
Apr 25, 2018 -- Rural Kansas: A Medical Mission Field - Medical missions sometimes take people from the U.S. to developing nations in Africa, but it’s not often that they take people from Africa to rural Kansas. For Dr. Akinola Ogundipe, an oncologist from Nigeria, the small town of Coffeyville is an excellent place to serve people in need.
- RedTire plays matchmaker for retiring business owners and potential buyers in Kansas
Aug 18, 2017 -- After nearing 30 years of owning Funk Pharmacy in Concordia, Kan., Doug and Kathy Funk were ready to retire. But by December 2014, after two years of trying, they had not found a buyer for their business. That’s when Doug Funk contacted RedTire, a program offered by the University of Kansas School of Business that acts as a matchmaker between retiring small business owners in rural communities and qualified buyers.
- Medical student group helps future physicians prepare for a career in rural medicine
May 30, 2017 -- In January 2007, Michael Kennedy, M.D. and several students at The University of Kansas School of Medicine (KUSM) began exploring the idea of forming a group that would connect students who were interested in rural medicine to each other and to resources that would prepare them for rural practice.
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