berehmer (Belinda Rehmer)

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Federal officers make drug arrests in Douglas, Johnson counties; eight suspects are from Lawrence

kef104 I think that's cool! Thanks for this information!

June 13, 2012 at 6:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Very excited to see this! I'm working with no other way to get out and decided to look online! Thanks Dave Klamet!

June 5, 2012 at 5:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

LMH employees chip in for mutual aid

I remember very well, before Kathy Clausing Willis joined the LMH family, we would have several different departments holding fundraisers for different co-workers at the same time. It was frustrating at the unequal distribution due to something as simple as a limited sized department, an off shift or simply poor communication within the organization.

The Care Fund was one of the first things Kathy initiated. I credit her with its initiation, and I agree with her, its success has come through the teams who have worked to distribute and improve the original concept!

Just one more reason, LMH is the best place to work!

May 7, 2012 at 1:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

First-responder proves her mettle in life-and-death crises

I so admire Mary Tye! One of my favorite people! How she continues to give and give and NEVER comfortable receiving! Mary has more energy than 3 twenty year olds all wrapped up in one, yet she is always cool and collected! She is the embodiment of the Proverbs 31 woman. Congratulations Mary!

May 1, 2012 at 5:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City to consider North Lawrence boardwalk development plans

I like the idea of a boardwalk development along the river. If built with the same ambiance as the visitors center and as an extension of downtown I believe it could really be a win/win. It could enhance what we have here, make it more enticing to the tourist/bed & breakfast trade. But of course parking/traffic would continue to be an issue...

May 1, 2012 at 11:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence middle school educator earns Kansas Master Teacher honor

Too few of our outstanding teachers in this region get recognized for the innovative ideas they use to engage our students! It is always nice to see excellence rewarded. Congratulations Ms Metz for achieving such an honor!

Throughout the years I have had the privilege to witness first hand the struggles and successes of many of our area teachers. As a Para in Eudora some 25 years ago, (witnessing hallway collaboration between teachers struggling to connect to individual students) to teaching Junior Achievement work-readiness & entrepreneurship in Pinckney Elementary School to now serving my second term on the Eudora School Board, I continue to be amazed at the passion many of our teachers have for their "kiddos". I would be interested in reading about some of the creative methods used by teachers throughout our area districts.

*For instance Kendra's incorporating Italian Restaurant Day into the curriculum, a project where students would learn about applying for jobs, making pasta and serving customers.
*EHS math teacher Scott Keltner's work that spearheaded Eudora's wind turbine project.
*Eudora Schools first ever Kansas Horizon Award winner, April Peavey's Prefix Salad, Suffex Pizza, and Root Word Root Beer during a word structure unit or turning her students into "molecules" during a science unit study on states of matter.

These are only snippets of creativity that teachers use everyday in our classrooms. How much fun would it be to have a regular feature story sharing/celebrating the "jewels" we have in our education system? I'm frankly tired of hearing about the problems. I would LOVE to know more about the successes and the creativity I believe is just oozing out of our buildings!

February 28, 2012 at 11:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sound Off: I have not received a phone book for the past two years. Is there a phone number to call

You can have mine! Haven't used a phone book in probably 2 years!

February 13, 2012 at 10:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sound Off: For Medicare supplement plans, Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Kansas offers a substantial prem

I know this is probably not going to be seen by anyone since this story is now old, but I found a story that puts in perspective some of the anonymous Alceste's spewings.

According to this Aug. 2011 Med City News' article: Nonprofit hospital CEO salaries in the Midwest: Who’s on top? The average nonprofit hospital CEO compensation in the region was about $481,000 (about $40K above CEO Meyer's reported salary) with 9% receiving more than $1 million a year. This came from a 732-hospital survey and related white paper released by Payers & Providers, a California-based health business publisher. The top 20 salaries included:
1. Randall O’Donnell; Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics; Kansas City, Missouri: $6 million
7. Lowell Kruse; Heartland Regional Medical Center; St. Joseph, Missouri: $2.5 million
8. Steven Lipstein; BJC Health System; St. Louis, Missouri: $2.2 million
Check it out yourself: http://www.medcitynews.com/2011/08/no...
Just wish I could find the salaries of all the KC hospital CEO's, but alas, they don't have to report if they do not have the "non profit" status. I would like to point out that LMH continues to operate in the black (when many hospital are closing or have been running in the red for years) AND LMH receives NO tax dollars from Lawrence or Douglas County! (which is also unusual)

January 25, 2012 at 11:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you think it's smart for health care providers to use electronic medical records?

westcl, the reason you have to fill out the information so often, is because we forget to tell the doctor we moved, or our insurance changed. They have to ask us every time to be sure they have accurate information. If they don't ask everyone, every time, how are they going to know to ask YOU after you have moved? When they don't have accurate information they don't get paid. So, EVERYONE gets to fill out the paperwork, JUST IN CASE.

Funny thing is, I know how important it is to share any changes, and was at a doctor office that didn't give me that paper, they just asked if there were any changes I needed to make and I would just state "no, we're good". When my insurance HAD changed! It didn't occur to me till the bill came, after they had submitted it to the old insurance company and been rejected! Had they handed me that paper to fill out, I would have pulled out my insurance card and they would have received their payment several months sooner.

So I guess that makes me the culprit! It's my fault you have to fill out the horrible paperwork. That's ok you can blame me... I'm a mom, I'm use to taking the blame & carrying the burden.

January 23, 2012 at 4:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Are you happy with your wireless Internet speed?

I am very happy with my speed and service. I think we may have been down for a little while once this last year, but that's been it. Now my mother on the other hand seems to have her service go down quite often (monthly at least). She lives up by Iowa St., could it be there is some issue with that area?

November 4, 2011 at 6:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )