ALTO project aims to provide pain management while reducing opioid use
The opioid epidemic is a leading public health issue that not only affects health but also social and economic welfare, costing the country over $78 billion per year. The LMH Health pharmacy and emergency department have teamed up for the ALTO project, which aims to reduce opioid use by managing pain with non-opioid medications.
Exercise key to keeping both mind and body fit
“If exercise could be packaged in a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation.” – Robert Butler, National Institute on Aging Maribeth Orr, a family practice physician at Eudora Family Care, said this is one of her favorite quotes. What many medications can help with, exercise can help with too.
High-risk individuals urged to take special precautions to protect against COVID-19
Given the increase in the spread of COVID-19 in our community, our infectious disease team is encouraging high-risk patients to take special precautions. COVID-19 is a new disease, and as such, there’s limited information about the impact of underlying medical conditions and how they might create additional challenges for patients with COVID-19.
LMH Health and Just Food team up to tackle food insecurity in the community
In January 2019, Just Food and LMH Health began discussing ways the organizations could collaborate to serve the community. When the conversations began, the link between food insecurity and many health conditions began to become increasingly obvious.
Information regarding COVID testing for return to KU campus this fall
The University of Kansas announced that all students, faculty and staff would be tested for COVID-19 prior to returning to campus this fall. Questions regarding this testing should be directed to Watkins Health Services at 785-864-9500.
Second-annual summer leadership academy launches carefully amid pandemic
The LMH Health Summer Leadership Academy, a mentoring program for local high school juniors and seniors, is proceeding carefully during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering a hybrid experience of virtual and in-person activities. In collaboration with USD 497, LMH Health commenced the second-annual Summer Leadership Academy on June 15.
LMH Health reports death of patient diagnosed with COVID-19; death not thought to be direct result of virus
Yesterday morning an inpatient at LMH Health passed away. Though the patient was previously diagnosed with COVID-19, their death is not thought to be a direct result of the virus.
Lawrence couple pledges $1 million for LMH Health’s patient-centered technology initiative
Sue and Dana Anderson know firsthand how important technology can be for patients at LMH Health. That’s why the Lawrence couple have made a $1 million challenge gift to LMH Health for new technology that will benefit surgical and heart patients. The Andersons hope their gift — which is one of the largest philanthropic gifts that the hospital has ever received — will spark other donor support.
Safely celebrate the Fourth of July during the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to shift the way we celebrate the Fourth of July, Read on to learn how to stay safe and enjoy the holiday this year.