Friday, August 4, 2017

School Telehealth Hero Nurse Honored

Nurses are always heroes, but school nurse Windy Garrett of the Kansas City Kansas Public Schools, USD500, is exceptional. The KU Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth (KUCTT) was pleased to honor nurse Windy as a Telehealth Hero as part of its year-long 25th anniversary celebration, with thanks to Argentine Middle School principal Jeremy Brueggemann.  Nurse Windy has helped hundreds of children and families connect to care by telemedicine for almost two decades, both in elementary school and now leading efforts with middle schoolers, as well as mentoring trainees going on to school nursing careers.

University of Kansas Medical Center announces opening of Health Education Building

The University of Kansas Medical Center opened a 170,000 square-foot facility on July 20, 2017 that will transform education for the KU Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions. The $82-million Health Education Building will serve as the primary teaching facility for all three schools, and it will feature state-of-the-art simulation technology and flexible learning spaces with interprofessional education in mind.

KU School of Nursing earns Center of Excellence in Nursing Education designation from the National League of Nursing

The University of Kansas School of Nursing announced July 28 that it has earned the National League of Nursing (NLN) designation as a Center of Excellence for 2017-2022. With the opening of the KU School of Nursing in Salina, high quality nursing education will be available in rural Kansas.

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center joins Midwest Cancer Alliance

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has joined the Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA), a membership-based organization that brings together cancer research, care and support professionals to advance the quality and reach of cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and survivorship in the heartland.

KU Area Health Education Centers sponsors special edition webinar

The KU Area Health Education Center will be offering “Ethics in the Digital Age: A Guide for Behavioral and Other Health Professionals.” The two-part special edition webinar, designed for social workers, nurses, behavioral health professionals and other interested heath care professionals, will be held on August 10 and 11, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. via Zoom.