Participate in our Community Needs Assessment

Kristine Chapman

Headquarters Counseling Center is committed to providing support to our community. Please tell us what you think about our agency so that we can better assist those in need. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7YJ5F6K http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2014/feb/05/268569/

The Contented Brain and Brainwave Optimization

Lecnetwork

Learn about a non-invasive new technology that is helping Kansas children and adults reduce or eliminate medications while decreasing or eliminating symptoms of depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, and more. Research shows its dramatic effects on PTSD, sleep disorders, and more. Join us at a FREE seminar, "Why It's So Hard to ...

Why It's So Hard To Change

Lecnetwork

Why do we keep feeling and behaving the way we do in spite of all that we try to do to change? Join us at a **FREE seminar** October 24, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center and learn a compassionate non-judgmental view of our emotional and behavioral struggles that ...

Tailgate Fundraiser to Benefit Visiting Nurses- Honoring Coach Don Fambrough

Lori  McSorley

Visiting Nurses has served the Douglas County Community for over 44 years. In this time, they have served individuals in areas of Home Health, Rehabilitation, Hospice and Private Duty. Thousands of patients have been helped through these services, many of which have not had the ability to pay. Visiting Nurses ...

Help Others Keep Calm & Be a Lifesaver

Kristine Chapman

> ***"Headquarters has always been a safety net for me. It's so good to > know that someone is always there to > listen." - Lawrence caller*** HQCC is a community of board members, advisors, volunteer counselors, and professional staff who are passionate about making sure that emotional support and ...

Treadmill accident leads McLouth resident to pursue career in nursing

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/jul/10/258309/ Six years ago, Jolene Croxell began to rethink her career in business management after her son Blake was injured in a treadmill accident when he was 6 years old. Blake was at a friend’s house and playing with two other boys when they decided to put the treadmill on ...

Donate Life-Saving Blood Friday July 5 & Win a Trip to Disney World

Belinda Rehmer

Summer is always a slow time of year for blood donations, but never are we low on need! During the Summer months your community hospital blood bank gets a little nervous with the short supply, even though the Community Blood Center always seems to come through when the need arises. ...

Better Safe than Sorry!

Belinda Rehmer

The Fourth of July is no doubt one of the best days of summer, but also can be very dangerous. Lawrence Memorial Hospital wants to share a few safety reminders to keep your Independence Day fun and smooth-sailing: 1. When boating, if not wearing a life jacket, you have a ...

LMH Stroke Support Group June Meeting

Drew Jarrett

Lawrence Memorial Hospital offers a Stroke Support Group for those recovering from a stroke and/or their family and friends. The group will meet next on Tuesday, June 18, from 4-5:30 p.m. at LMH, 325 Maine. The group was created to assist stroke survivors and their families in meeting mutual self-help ...

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., ...

Bert Nash, sheriff's office partner to address mental health issues of those behind bars

Jeff Burkhead

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/mar/11/250948/ http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/mar/11/250950/ http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/mar/11/250951/ http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/mar/11/250952/ When someone is an inmate at the Douglas County Jail, they are locked up because they are charged with violating the law. Chances are they may also have a substance abuse problem or a mental health disorder. Or both. “It’s very common for inmates to have ...

LMH's upcoming Arctic Blast benefits cancer patients and survivors

Rivercityjules

The weather outside may be frightful and the very idea of a rooftop cocktail party may make most people run for their Snuggies, but for Lawrence Memorial Hospital's upcoming Arctic Blast dinner and auction, the winter wind chill is just right. >LMH will host the Arctic Blast, a progressive dinner ...

Caring listeners needed at Headquarters Counseling Center

Kristine Chapman

***"Thank you - I probably wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you." ~ caller on 12.5.12*** Headquarters Counseling Center is looking for empathetic, caring, and nonjudgmental volunteers to answer our counseling and suicide prevention hotline calls. We will soon be starting the interview and screening process for our Spring ...

Winter - Hyacinths and Paperwhite Daffodils

Lawrence Morgan

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/jan/19/248022/ **A good thing about winter in Kansas** When I first moved to KU as a freshman in Pearson Scholarship Hall, I decided to walk downtown (no one had a car then). It was after the first of January, and like a lot of people, I felt somewhat discouraged with ...

Caring listeners needed at Headquarters Counseling Center

Kristine Chapman

***"Thank you - I probably wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you." ~ caller on 12.5.12*** Headquarters Counseling Center is looking for empathetic, caring, and nonjudgmental volunteers to answer our counseling and suicide prevention hotline calls. We will soon be starting the interview and screening process for our Spring ...

Impact of Federal Fiscal Cliff on Kansas Hospitals

Belinda Rehmer

As we near the end of the calendar year, Congress continues to wrestle with many important issues, including the impending "federal fiscal cliff" and continuation of several Medicare extenders. Many of the issues that remain unresolved will have a direct impact on Kansas community hospitals including Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The ...

Eudora woman gets chance to "rewrite" her day

Adam Strunk

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/dec/04/245797/ **By Meagan Thomas** Christmas is coming twice this year for Eudora resident Tammy Rome. Not only will she celebrate the holiday on Dec. 25, but, thanks to the Rewrite Your Day campaign, on Wednesday she'll have the chance to relive a previous Christmas that she missed because of chronic ...

Newly found kidney disease treatment has roots in KUMC

Adam Strunk

**By Matt Erickson** This month, hundreds of thousands of Americans, and millions of people around the world, have hope that they’ve never had before. And it’s largely because of four decades’ worth of [work][1] that’s gone on at Kansas University Medical Center. Those people are sufferers of polycystic kidney disease, ...

Survivors of suicide discuss prevention, how to cope

Adam Strunk

**By Ian Cummings** Every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, people in Lawrence join thousands across the world in gathering to talk about their friends and family members who died by suicide. They call it International Survivors of Suicide Day, and more join their ranks each year. Twenty-five Lawrence residents ...

Fundraising event planned for Lawrence man hurt in skydiving accident

Adam Strunk

**By Meagan Thomas** Friends and family of Lawrence resident Jason Purinton, who was seriously injured in a skydiving accident on Labor Day weekend, are hosting a fundraiser to help pay for his medical and personal expenses. Purinton broke a vertebra in his neck in three places, and although he is ...

Blood drive set for Friday at hospital

Adam Strunk

Community Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive Friday in Lawrence Memorial Hospital conference rooms A and D South, 325 Maine St. The conference rooms will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 749-5800 or visit esavealifenow.org and use sponsor ...

New ‘rib-plating’ procedure can spare lives, pain

Rroberts823

Had Patrick Hamilton crashed his dirt bike and broken eight ribs in another time or place, he might have died or wished he had due to the long, painful recovery generally associated with such injuries. http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/oct/25/243599/ But thanks to a new surgical procedure called rib plating, the 52-year-old Shawnee resident ...

‘Healing to be had’ after fatal crash: Project started to promote compassion, prevent drunken driving accidents

Meaganmthomas

BY SHAUN HITTLE http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/oct/21/243400/ Something about the case struck a nerve in Douglas County Sheriff’s Detective Jay Armbrister, a 14-year veteran law enforcement officer, as he arrived on the scene of a drunken driving fatality accident on Nov. 23, 2010. In one of the cars, four friends had been traveling ...

LMH considering $2.1 Million robotic surgical system

Adam Strunk

**By Chad Lawhorn** Lawrence Memorial Hospital leaders will consider $4 million worth of purchases in the next year that would include a new high-tech surgery system that uses robotic arms to conduct complicated medical procedures. The hospital’s board of trustees was told Wednesday that LMH leaders likely will recommend $2.1 ...

Together Strong helps victims of violence heal

Adam Strunk

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/oct/17/243143/ Within the circle of candles, survivors shared stories. They told one another how they had overcome instances of sexual assault or domestic violence. And they said they were not alone. About 100 people gathered in South Park on Wednesday night for Together Strong, an event organized by The Emily ...

Domestic violence awareness event set

Meaganmthomas

Several community agencies will host Lawrence Together Strong, formerly known as Take Back the Night, beginning at 6 p.m. today at South Park. The annual event, which will include speakers, food vendors, a candlelight vigil, and “speak-out” circles, is designed to raise awareness about sexual and domestic violence. Sarah Jane ...

Headquarters to honor two Lawrence residents Friday

Shaun Hittle

Headquarters Counseling Center will honor two Lawrence residents at the group’s annual Life Support Refresher event, which runs from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at the Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth St. Former Kansas University business professor Joe Reitz will receive the 2012 Life Saver Award for his role ...

Topeka father starts resource website, letters project to help heal from son's death

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/oct/12/242648/ On Aug. 11, 2011, Topeka resident Von Kopfman’s 21-year-old son Jacob was in a work-related accident. Jacob was flown to a Columbia, Mo., hospital and by the time Kopfman and Jacob’s twin brother, Jordan, arrived at the hospital, they were too late. He had died. Suddenly, Kopfman was faced ...

Haskell addresses sexual violence

Meaganmthomas

**By Shaun Hittle** Advocates, students and treatment providers converged on the Haskell Indian Nations University Campus on Wednesday and Thursday to address sexual violence in Native American communities and campuses. The event, “Sharing our Stories, Celebrating our Future,” is part of a new initiative launched by the Bureau of Indian ...

300 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs collected in Lawrence during 'Take-Back Day'

Karrey Britt

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2008/jan/22/139600/ More than 300 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs were collected Sept. 29 in Lawrence as part of “Take-Back Day” nationwide. It was the fifth such event in Lawrence that gave residents the opportunity to safely dispose of expired, unused or unwanted medications. Sgt. Steve Lewis, of the Douglas County ...

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