LMH Named to ‘100 Great Community Hospitals’ List

Belinda Rehmer

LMH Named to ‘100 Great Community Hospitals’ List Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) has received another national honor. This week LMH was named one of the ‘100 Great Community Hospitals’ in the United States by Becker’s Hospital Review; the only hospital in Kansas on the 2013 list. LMH was recognized for ...

LMHEA's 5th Annual Small Town/Big Cause Run/Walk Kicks off Saturday in Eudora

Belinda Rehmer

This community event is for all ages and abilities, from the competitive runner to the parents pushing a stroller and little ones tagging along! These runs are fun and engaging, enough of a challenge to push the serious competitor but not defeat the newly health conscious participant. http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/jun/20/257402/ The Eudora ...

Family Night Child Safety Check Coming to Eudora June 18

Belinda Rehmer

The Safe Kids Buckle Up Van is making a June stop in Eudora! Eudora Family Care is hosting a special Family Night from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, to share important free safety, health and parenting information. Children’s safety in the car is one of the most important components ...

Hold the Salt!

Belinda Rehmer

Sodium (salt) is an important component for healthy body functioning. However, not much is needed each day to do the job. Consuming too much sodium is one of several risks factor for developing high blood pressure (hypertension). The average American consumes 3400 mg of sodium daily. This is much more ...

National Cancer Survivors Day

Betty Parks

**Did you know??** **Both the Lawrence City Commission and the Douglas County Commission have officially proclaimed the week of June 2 - 8, 2013 as Relay For Life Week in Douglas County.** Today, Sunday, June 2, we honor cancer survivors and show that there is life after a cancer diagnosis ...

Community Health Plan gives LiveWell Lawrence new momentum in increasing access to healthy foods, physical activity

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/may/31/256308/ Five years ago, [LiveWell Lawrence][1] was founded by a group of community leaders who wanted to improve the health of Douglas County. Instead of trying to change individual behaviors by offering more cooking classes or exercise programs, they decided to focus on promoting policy and environmental changes that would ...

Safe to Sleep

Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas

The *Eunice Kennedy Shriver* National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has launched the Safe to Sleep campaign to reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death. Check out the new [campaign][1] to gain the most up-to-date information on creating a safe sleep environment ...

Third graders get moving at Kansas Kids Fitness Day

Janelle Martin

Anschutz Sports Pavilion on the University of Kansas campus was bursting with energy last Friday morning as 620 third-graders from Northeast Kansas filled it as part of ***Kansas Kids Fitness and Safety Day*** in Douglas County. An especially impressive feat this year was the fact that students from three Lawrence ...

LMH to Hold Stroke Risk Mini-Screening Event

Belinda Rehmer

May is Stroke Awareness Month. A stroke or brain attack is currently the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, but according to the National Stroke Association, up to 80 percent of strokes may be preventable. On Wednesday, May 22, from 9-11 a.m. and again from 4-6 p.m., ...

Keep your family safe this holiday season

Belinda Rehmer

LMH & Safe Kids of Douglas County join forces for Better Health with holiday safety tips. http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/dec/05/245859/

All About Women!

Belinda Rehmer

All About Women Physicians and experts from across the community are joining forces with Lawrence Memorial Hospital to present an educational event just for women on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. to noon. Session topics include preventive care, varicose veins, hot flashes, incontinence/pelvic pain, time management for busy women, ...

Steps to Successfully Quitting Smoking Thursday, November 15 at 6pm

Belinda Rehmer

Tobacco-related illnesses kill more people than AIDS, alcohol, drug abuse, motor vehicle accidents, homicides, suicides and fire deaths combined. As the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States, tobacco and its related diseases kill 1,200 Americans each day, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Lawrence ...

Health department, WorkWell Lawrence working with employers to increase use of Kansas Tobacco Quitline

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/nov/14/244806/ The [Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department][1] encourages people to quit smoking as part of the American Cancer Society’s 37th annual [Great American Smokeout][2] on Thursday. Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S and Kansas. About 3,900 Kansans die from cigarette smoking every ...

LMH Second Floor Renovation Open House today Thanks to Community Donations

Belinda Rehmer

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/oct/30/243937/ Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association, LMHEA, will host an open house Oct. 30 from 4:30p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for the recently renovated second-floor north wing. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held in the west lobby on the main floor. Appetizers and refreshments will be served and ...

Diagnosed with MS, Lawrence resident to join 2,000 cyclists in pedaling for a cure

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/sep/12/241071/ Lawrence resident Valerie Hawley isn’t a bicyclist, but she plans to ride 38 miles from Olathe to Lawrence to raise awareness about [multiple sclerosis][1], a disease she was diagnosed with one and a half years ago at age 30. She will join more than 2,100 bicyclists who will be ...

LMH Thanks the Community!

Belinda Rehmer

LMH would like to thank the community for their response to the blood shortage in our area! Friday's blood drive with Community Blood Center was an amazing success! We had a record collection of 101 units with 18 donors giving through apheresis (double units)! Faith Nilhas, MLS (ASCP), LMH Blood ...

Lawrence Memorial Hospital educator offers resources for parents with fussy infants

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/aug/13/239454/ Here's a "soundoff" question from a reader: **Q: I’ve heard that some communities have a 24-hour phone hotline for stressed parents with infants who are colicky or otherwise. Does Lawrence have a hotline like this?** **A:** Melissa Hoffman, a registered nurse and community education specialist at [Lawrence Memorial Hospital][1], ...

Lawrence Memorial Hospital employees find treasures among trash at Friday the 13th event

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/jul/13/237653/ Every Friday the 13th, [Lawrence Memorial Hospital][1]’s green team organizes a “Trash to Treasures” event for employees. They can bring unwanted, but usable items to swap for something they might need such as lamps, notebooks, paper clips, folders, organizers and filing cabinets. “We call it their lucky day. They ...

Want to Beat the Summer Heat?

Michelle Derusseau

Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 21st for a fun, cool, cosmic event to benefit area cancer patients. ***Lawrence Rock’n Bowl – a STRIKE in the fight against cancer*** will take place in air- conditioned Royal Crest Lanes on Saturday, July 21st with three sessions to choose from (noon, 3pm ...

Exercise Can Be Fun!

Michelle Derusseau

I only started "running" two years ago. I say "running" because try as I may, runners would not consider what I do running. I either settle into a wog (walk/jog combo) pace or I run for a couple minutes and then walk, then run again, then walk again, on and ...

Are we prepared for 18 million cancer survivors?

Michelle Derusseau

An estimated 13.7 million Americans with a history of cancer were alive on January 1, 2012, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute. Researchers expect the number of cancer survivors to rise to 18 million by 2022. The report, ...

State health department reports significant increase in whooping cough cases, urges vaccination

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/oct/27/223624/ The [Kansas Department of Health and Environment][1] reported Tuesday that there has been a significant increase in whooping cough cases this year and it currently is investigating an outbreak in Johnson County. As of Monday, there were 56 confirmed cases in Kansas, surpassing the total for all of 2011 ...

Lawrence pediatrician's office sees uptick in hand, foot and mouth disease

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/jun/12/236100/ The [Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine][1] in Lawrence has seen more than 125 cases of [hand, foot and mouth disease][2] since May 1. Dr. Charles Loveland, a pediatrician in the clinic, said doctors were seeing slightly more cases than usual, and the season is just getting started. Outbreaks most often ...

End-of-Life Ethics Teleconference

Lori  McSorley

Are you interested in End-of-Life Ethics? “How do we decide ethical issues?” “Why should we look at ethics in end-of-life care?” Join us Thursday, June 7th at the Community Health Building located at 200 Maine in the 2nd floor conference room to discuss just that. Visiting Nurses will be hosting ...

Black-tie event raises $350,000 for renovation of Lawrence Memorial Hospital medical unit

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/may/18/235106/ About 600 people attended [Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association][1]'s seventh biennial Hearts of Gold Ball May 5 at Corpus Christi Church and raised $350,000 — surpassing its goal by $100,000. "It was a huge success thanks to the generosity of the community," said Kathy Clausing-Willis, LMH vice president and ...

Lawrence Memorial Hospital makes business magazine's list of 'Best Companies to Work For'

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2008/nov/20/159453/ [Lawrence Memorial Hospital][1] is one of the “Best Companies to Work For” according to [Ingram’s][2], a Kansas City business magazine. The May issue features the winners of its annual competition, and LMH is among 18 companies to earn recognition. LMH, which has about 1,300 employees, was listed among the ...

Lawrence Memorial Hospital volunteers worth a million bucks

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/may/16/235014/ Last year, 830 people volunteered at [Lawrence Memorial Hospital][1], saving it approximately $1 million in wages. Sharon Stultz, president of the LMH Auxiliary board, presented the 2011 annual report during Wednesday’s LMH board meeting. The Auxiliary was created in 1957 as a way for residents to assist patients and ...

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