Disability News /KLKC
Parsons, Ks - Phone scammers are back at work in the Parsons area. The Police Department recently received a report from a local citizen about receiving several voice mails and calls from a man with a very thick, middle-eastern accent, claiming that she owed money on a loan from Cashnet USA. The caller is very threatening and warns that they will send police to have you arrested and that a lawsuit has been filed against you and this is your final call. The man wants your credit card number or debit number to pay the debt. According to Community Resource Detective Sgt. Neil Springer, Cashnet USA was contacted and verified that there have been multiple complaints about a man with a middle-eastern accent calling and demanding payment for the company. Officials verified this is fraudulent activity and this man does not work for Cashnet USA. Springer said do not give out your information over the phone. If you have any questions, call the Police Department at 620-421-7060.
Topeka, Ks - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics (BEPHI) has released “Most Frequent Conditions Treated in Kansas Community Hospitals, Excluding - Maternity, The State of Kansas and the Counties, 2007-2009.” This report is based on community hospital discharge data provided by the Kansas Hospital Association. Knowledge about the most frequent health conditions for which Kansans are discharged from Kansas community hospitals identifies priority populations to inform the initiation of community health assessment activities, design public health programs and develop public health policy. Read More
Community health assessment is a process many local health departments and all non-profit hospitals are starting as part of either national health department accreditation or hospitals meeting federal requirements. Some state level findings include: The older the age group, the higher the rate of hospital discharge; Females have slightly higher hospitalization rates at 99.2 per1,000 than males at 81.6 per 1,000; and The three most frequent conditions for which Kansans were discharged from the hospital include psychoses, major joint replacement or reattachment of lower extremity, and simple pneumonia and pleurisy age 17 or greater with complications. The most frequent condition treated in Labette County from 2007-09 was Major Joint Replacement, followed by Septicemia or blood poisoning. The three counties with the greatest number of hospital discharges per 1,000 population are Graham at 294, Trego at 289 and Morton at 249.
Labette County ranked 50th at 123 cases per 1-thousand population. The three counties with the highest hospital mean length of stay per 1,000 population are Ness at 20.78 days, Edwards at 7.28 days and Ottawa 6.27 days. Labette came in at 74 with a mean length of stay of 4.38 days. The three counties with the highest mean age are Decatur at 73.47, Cheyenne at 73.46 and Wallace at age 73.44. Labette County ranked 95 with a mean age of 57.38 for discharged patients. The full report is available at kic.kdhe.state.ks.us/kic/OHA/hcdgb.html. Scroll down to Most Frequent Inpatient Conditions and click on information for 2007-2009.
Topeka, Ks - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) continues to collaborate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) and health officials in other states to investigate a multistate outbreak of listeriosis associated with consumption of Rocky Ford cantaloupes from Jensen Farms in Colorado. Kansas now has seven cases of listeriosis, including two deaths, definitively linked to the multistate outbreak. Typically, Kansas reports fewer than six cases of listeriosis per year. Rocky Ford cantaloupes from Jensen Farms should not be eaten but instead disposed of in a closed plastic bag placed in a sealed trash can.
YOUTH TRANSITIONS INTO HEALTH CARE CAREERS
THE SUCCESS STORY OF MAX AT CARILION NEW RIVER VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER
From Wendy Baber, Human Resources Consultant at Carilion Clinic
“Our staff really enjoyed taking the students under their wings and felt an ownership to this program. The students have built relationships with our staff just as any other employee would, and our staff did an excellent job pulling the students into their work families. It was a great experience to see the welcome from staff and to see people step up and mentor the students.”
I would say this program has been a wonderful experience for Carilion. We have learned so much from the students and are thankful we are able to play a part in providing young people with opportunities they may not have otherwise had.”