Dec 11, 2014

Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program Visits KCU

Leaders from throughout the Kansas City community gathered Dec. 9 at KCU to explore the impact of healthcare and aging from various perspectives and to discuss issues that need to be addressed. The visit by those involved with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce's Centurions Leadership Program focused on the "Impact and Future of Healthcare Reform."

While on the KCU campus, the group heard from a panel that included Marc Hahn, DO, KCU president and chief executive officer, as well as Marshaun Butler, of Children's Mercy Hospital; Hilda Fuentes, of Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center; and Bruce Bagley, of TransforMed. Rick Kahle, of Lockton, served as the moderator. In addition, guests saw a cut suit demonstration and learned about our high-tech human patient simulators.

Since 1976, Centurions has earned a reputation for being a training ground for future Kansas City leaders. The two-year program focuses on building leadership skills and community awareness by organizing and participating in community initiatives.

KCU's own Richard Winslow, Ph.D., vice provost for student and enrollment services, is currently a Centurions member. KCU has been an active supporter of Centurions for more than a decade, sponsoring employees to represent the University in each class since 2003.

Dec 5, 2014

KCU Hosts Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Meeting

Kansas City Mayor Sly James
Leaders from Kansas City’s municipal government, school district, local nonprofit organizations and others met Dec. 4 at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) to discuss how they could work together to create a brighter future for the Paseo Gateway area. The meeting, geared toward applying for up to $30 million in federal funding for revitalizing the neighborhood, took place in the Butterworth Alumni Center.

The Paseo Gateway area, near the KCU campus, was selected by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as the recipient of a Choice Neighborhoods Initiative planning grant. The goal of the initiative is to use the transformation of public housing – in this case, the Chouteau Courts public housing complex – as a catalyst for improving the quality of life for both public housing residents and those living in surrounding neighborhoods.

Dec 3, 2014

Employees Participate in Special Score 1 for Health Screening Event

KCU faculty and staff joined students Dec. 2 for a special Score 1 for Health screening event. Volunteers conducted health screenings alongside second-year osteopathic medical students and their faculty mentors. View our photo gallery.

The annual employee participation event, which took place at Garfield and Wheatley elementary schools in the Kansas City (Mo.) School District, provide a great way for employees to get a glimpse of what Score 1 for Health does and to further the University’s mission of “improving the well-being of the communities we serve.”