Chats for December 2010

Gene Meyer

Meyer to discuss Lawrence Memorial Hospital, area practices

Monday, December 13, 2010, 10:00 a.m.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital CEO and President Gene Meyer will be available Monday to answer questions about the hospital, its area practices, health reform and more. Meyer was named president of LMH in May 1997. During his leadership, LMH has expanded services to an outpatient facility — LMH South — and added interventional cardiology, acute rehabilitation, a wound healing center, and oncology services. Meyer has overseen a $45 million expansion of the LMH campus that includes new emergency and surgical facilities and expansion of the critical care and maternity units. In addition, LMH has expanded its presence regionally with family care clinics in Eudora, Baldwin City, Tonganoxie and McLouth and a specialty clinic in Ottawa. He is active in many organizations, including the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Hospital Association. Meyer teaches in the health services administration program at Webster University in Kansas City.


Headquarters Counseling Center director to discuss suicide prevention

Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 10:30 a.m.

Marcia Epstein, director of Headquarters Counseling Center in Lawrence, says suicide prevention is everyone’s business. Epstein will answer questions about the counseling center, suicide prevention and suicide bereavement. Every 16 minutes someone in the United States dies by suicide. Every day, someone dies by suicide in Kansas. Every month, one or two people die by suicide in Douglas County. For our chats, WellCommons doesn't require users to verify their identity. If you have a question about suicide prevention, you can ask the question anonymously using your, or login.