3 june 1999 Volume 1 Number 12
One miracle weekend offers children hope throughout year
Within the next few days, many local children in need will find that hopeand even
a miracleis possible, as Kansas City opens its heart during the Childrens
Miracle Network (CMN) weekend, June 4-6.
The annual event, which includes a radiothon and telethon, is an opportunity for
individuals and groups who have raised money for CMN throughout the year to make their
donations on-air and be recognized for their support. Both programs also solicit
additional funds through call-in pledges.
For this years event, CMN will stage the radiothon and telethon
simultaneouslythe first ever in Kansas City.
Jahmai Still, 13, a Sickle Cell Anemia patient, is one of many children treated at
KUMC who will benefit from this weekends CMN radiothon on Mix 93.3 and telethon on
The radiothon kicks off at 6 a.m., Friday, June 4 and runs nonstop through 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 6. Broadcasting live from Independence Center on Mix 93.3, the event will be
hosted by morning show husband-and-wife team Mike and Nycki. CMN hopes to raise $200,000
over the course of the three-day event.
Beginning at 10:40 p.m., Saturday, June 5, CMN will launch its annual national telethon.
Carried locally on KCTV 5, the telethon will run through
5:30 p.m. Sunday June 6. This year, CMN has set a local fund-raising goal of $1 million.
During local 20-minute segments at 40 minutes past the hour Saturday night and from 8 a.m.
1 p.m. Sunday, telethon hosts Anne Peterson, Russell Kinsaul, Katie Horner and William
Jackson will meet with children whose lives have been touched by CMN, including many
treated at KUMC.
Among those scheduled to share their stories are Jeremie Brumley. Born with cerebral
palsy, CMV and addicted to drugs, Jeremie was not expected to live past 6 months of age.
After many surgeries, the 16-year-old has just completed his sophomore year at Blue Valley
North High School.
Two-year old Hadley DeHoff, who will also be featured, was in a motor vehicle accident and
air-transported to KUMC. She spent five days in Pediatric ICU, a week in the Pediatric
Pavilion and is currently going through rehabilitation.
Others scheduled to appear include
5-year-old Nicholas Myrick, who was diagnosed with leukemia last year, and 16-year-old
Justin Levy, who was diagnosed with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare skin disease, when
he was two days old.
CMN is an international organization dedicated to helping children and their families. All
funds raised locally stay in the area to benefit local families. KU Hospital receives a
portion of all monies raised.
Steve Smith to oversee materials management
The immediate focus of the Materials Management Department will be on process
development, explained Steven E. Smith, KU Hospitals newly appointed director of
We hope to meet or exceed our customers expectations in the level of service
we provide, Smith said. In addition, we will be aggressively pursuing value
improvement opportunities in the goods and services we purchase.
Formerly corporate director of materials management for a Chambersburg, Penn., hospital
system, the Wisconsin native assumed his new role at KUMC last week.
Preceptors honored at June 9 reception
For those about to enter the field of nursing, nothing takes the place of learning from a
practicing professional. On Wednesday, June 9, those nurses who helped teach this years
senior baccalaureate and graduate nursing students from KU will be honored at a Preceptor
Recognition and Reception.
The event, sponsored by the KU School of Nursing and the Continuing Education Department,
begins with a reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Hixon Atrium, followed by a program from
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
For the entire spring semester, each senior nursing student worked with a nurse who served
as preceptor-instructor throughout the clinical experience. The professional practicum is
designed to help students synthesize and integrate previous learning experiences and
successfully make the transition from the academic to the professional world.
State and hospital employees invited to attend free LIFELINE/Stress
A free LIFELINE/Stress Management Workshop will be offered by the State Division of
Personnel Services at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 18, in Clendening Amphitheater.
The 1 ½ hour workshop is designed to help participants develop strategies to manage
stress, and to increase awareness of the resources available through the LIFELINE program.
The workshop is open to State of Kansas employees. KU Hospital Authority employees may
also attend upon approval from their supervisors.
To reserve space, call University Benefits at ext. 5087.
Cumming presents Whats Happening
KU Hospital President and CEO Irene Cumming presented Whats
Happening, the first in a series of Progress Reports on KU Hospital, last week in
Lied Auditorium. Additional sessions of Whats Happening will be
presented Monday, June 7, at 7 a.m. in Lied Auditorium; Tuesday, June 8 at 3:30 p.m. in
the Support Services Building (cafeteria); and Wednesday, June 9 at 12:15 p.m. in Wahl
Food, fun & surprises at JCAHO Fair June 7
KU Hospital will stage the JCAHO Fair this Monday, June 7 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the
Prairie Room, Delp Cafeteria. The Fair is open to everyone
on the KUMC campus, and will include information to help prepare for the upcoming JCAHO
Everyone who brings the entry form from the JCAHO Quiz Book will be eligible for hourly
prize drawings. The event will also feature food, funand maybe a few
surprisesso plan now
Front & Center
Flowers by Federico: Parking and Landscape Services staff member Federico Cabalse
planted salvia last week outside the Main Cafeteria. Cabalse has planted flowers on the
KUMC campus the last five years.
James V. Traylor, CNMT, nuclear medicine supervisor (left), and Kirkman G. Baxter, MD,
associate professor of radiology, expect the areas first Positron Emission
Tomography (PET) scanner to arrive June 14. Unlike X-Ray, CT, Ultrasound or MRI, PET
images provide information about tissue function.
Debbi Wagner of the Telecommunications Department was among the hundreds of staff and
students who enjoyed the annual KUMC Credit Union picnic May 26.
Author Jacque Rigg autographed her new book, Curing the Incurable, at KUMC Bookstore
this week. The book details one womans successful battle with MS.
From left: Spring Is Just Around The Corner, by Grace Stephenson,
Iris, by Dorothy Catayoc and Carmel Mission By The Sea, by Mary
Brennaman, are among the 36 original works in the Johnson County Senior Citizens Art
Exhibit continuing through June 27 at Dykes Library.
Breast pump: Pump-In-Style 98, barely used, $135; infants bouncy
seat by Osh Kosh, never used, $20; Graco open top swing, never used, $45. Call 362-4028.
Kenmore gas stove, 22-inch, works fine, $125.
Antique wardrobe, solid wood w/carving, $950; solid wood writing desk, $60. Call 671-8710.
Fuji Royale II 12-spd. racing bike, $50; two mint-condition printers: Apple Color
StyleWriter 2400, $50, Apple Portable (weighs 2 lbs.) Color StyleWriter 2200, $75, close
to KUMC. Call Jaz, 262-6379.
22-inch television and stand, stereo system includes amplifier. Call 649-5257 anytime or
Baby/kids sale, 8917 W. 48th St., Merriam (near Antioch & Countyline), June 4-5, 8
a.m.-? rain or shine, tons of clothes for girls (0-4T) and boys (0-2T), kids shoes (4-10),
toys, furniture, etc.
Big garage sale, 4141 Eaton, KCK, Fri. noon-5,
Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-3.
Attic-porch sale, near KU, 3723 Bell, Sat. June 12, 8-6, vintage clothes & tools, lawn
chairs, rolling garden bench, linens, art, frames, books (esp. mysteries), lamps, plants,
rugs, room-sized woven mat, rattan, albums, Weber grills, antique auto spotlights, socket
set, mega misc!!!
1984 Ford F150 pickup w/camper shell, auto, V6, 121K, $1,950. Call 441-8560.
1992 Nissan Maxima SE, 113K, exc. cond., $6,500. Call Gene, 671-8710.
1992 Voyager SE, 1-owner, very good cond., quad seats, 128K, $5,000. Call 631-7273.
Wanted: 2-3 BR home to rent, prefer location near KUMC, 1-year lease, no pets. Call
Wanted: 2 professional students or young professionals to share 3BR house in Brookside
area, 2BA, C/A, W/D, attic fan, 1/2 fin. bsmnt., basketball goal, close to Plaza,
Westport, KUMC, $375/mo. +1/3 utilities. Call 444-3953.
For Sale: Beautiful 3BR Westwood home on double lot @ 2413 W. 47th Terr., hdwd. flrs.,
remod. kitchen, front porch, large back deck, full bsmnt., new roof and furnace, $137,000
negotiable. Call 677-5808.
Free to good home: black labrador young adult male, friendly and smart, cannot keep due to
Free to good home: 4-year-old female sheltie-mixed breed, all shots, spayed, house broken,
very gentle. Call 599-1552.
Window unit air conditioner, to buy or rent for summer. Call 753-2693.
Personal care assistant for a 70-year-old independent paralyzed woman, low cost private
room, bath and kitchen privileges in exchange for performing several small jobs,
references required. Call Barbara, 631-9519 for more details.
Healthy males aged 18-40 wanted for metal allergy study. Financial compensation. Call ext.
Friday, June 4:
Neurology Grand Rounds, Depression in the Neurological
PatientDiagnosis and Treatment, noon-1 p.m., Clendening Amphitheater.
Sunday June 6:
Annual Memorial Service for patients, loved ones, former KUMC
staff and others, 2-3 p.m., Spencer Chapel. If you would like to have someone included or
wish to take part in the service, contact Susan Nielsen, ext. 5653.
Monday, June 7:
National Stuttering Project Support Group, 7-9 p.m., 1018
Tuesday, June 8:
Promoting Physical Activity in Rural Communities: Can
Walking Truly Make a Difference? noon-1 p.m., Wahl West Auditorium.
Breast Cancer Weight Control Support Group, noon-1 p.m.,
Radiation Oncology Conference Room.
Cognitive Therapy Addiction Treatment, 1-2:30 p.m., Family
Wednesday, June 9:
KUMC Interfaith, noon-1 p.m., 3041 Wescoe.
Hepatitis Support Group, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Prairie Room, Delp
Menopause: Healthy Nutrition for the Transition, 7-8
p.m., Community Room, KU MedWest.
Thursday, June 10:
Computer Basics for seniors, 10 a.m.-noon, G018, Wahl Hall West.
Research Seminar, Ethnicity and End of Life Care
Preferences, noon-1 p.m., G567, KU Hospital.
IN THE CENTER
Donald Hagen, MD - Executive Vice Chancellor KUMC
Irene Cumming - CEO and President KU Hospital
Ken Arnold - Editor
Leslie Champlin - Writer
Jim Burton - Graphic Designer
IN THE CENTER is the employee and student publication of the University of Kansas
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