Shawnee Mission Health earns five-star rating from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid. Merriam-based Shawnee Mission Health was the only hospital in the Kansas City area to earn a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS uses data from seven categories, including mortality, patient experience and timeliness, to develop the star rankings. Just 2.2 percent of the 4,600 hospitals included in the survey earned a five-star designation.
Ousely calls for resignation of Department of Children and Families secretary. Merriam Rep. Jarrod Ousely and Wichita Rep. Jim Ward on Wednesday called for the resignation of Kansas Department of Children and Families Secretary Phyllis Gilmore after the results of a legislative audit of the department found serious deficiencies. “The findings of the report are chilling,” Ousely said in a release. “Kansas children deserve better. I will continue to fight to fix DCF for the benefit of every child placed in their care.” [State audit: DCF fails to ensure safety of children in foster care — Kansas City Star]
Mission police hosting car seat safety check Saturday. Mission police will be on hand at the Mission Farm and Flower Market this Saturday, July 30, to offer free car seat installation inspections between 8 a.m. and noon. To have your seat inspected, make an appointment by calling 913-676-8300 ext. 8857 or emailing the department here.
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