Health

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase by 72 to 1,895; 752 cases are active

Douglas County has reported 1,895 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 72 cases since Friday. The county has averaged about 24 new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the health department. The current average of 24 new ...

Physicians answer some common questions about masks

We’re constantly bombarded with updates, news and information about COVID-19 and it can be hard to tell what information is true and what isn’t. With the mask mandate in effect, cases on the rise and KU students back in town, how much are we really protected by wearing a mask? Why is it so ...

Lawrence Surgery Center will now have bigger rooms, better technology at LMH West

After 20 years at its former location, the Lawrence Surgery Center will have a new home within LMH West, and with it some new high-tech equipment. Scott Thellman, a plastic surgeon with Lawrence Plastic Surgery, helped establish the Lawrence Surgery Center, and has also had a hand in ...

Private donors provide millions to LMH West project

Private donors and foundations played a major role in funding the construction of the approximately $100 million LMH West facility in northwest Lawrence. Approximately 30 donors provided $5 million to the new state-of-the-art health care facility that features everything from an outpatient ...

New center at LMH West will bring variety of health care for women under one roof

The new Women’s Center at LMH West was designed with convenience, time and care for patients in mind. One major goal was to provide a center for patients that could handle most of the care they needed all under one roof, with several services just a short walk away from one another. Megan ...

LMH CEO Johnson: New west campus is a big milestone

LMH Health is excited about the opening of our West Campus, a facility that will dramatically enhance our organization’s overall capacity to care for the health needs of families across the region for many years in the future. The LMH Health West Campus is a regional destination for ...

LMH West: Get to know LMH Health’s new $101M outpatient facility

It is not every day that Lawrence lands a $100 million project. LMH West, a new outpatient health care building in northwest Lawrence, is that type of project, though. The $101 million center checks in at 240,000 square feet in space and occupies a high-profile location along the South ...

6 things to know about LMH West for patients and community members alike

Whether you’re a future patient of LMH West or a community member interested in the new facility, the Journal-World put together a list of six details about the new building that patients and community members alike should know: 1. There are no emergency services LMH West is an outpatient ...

LMH West to surround patients with beautiful works from local artists

Lisa Grossman had a mantra of solace as she worked on her latest painting. That’s because she knew the piece would be going up in LMH West. “It’s such an honor to have work in hospitals and care facilities,” the Lawrence-based artist said. “It’s kind of a luxury to know where a ...

Why Kansas colleges are still holding film nights and relay races amid a pandemic

WICHITA, Kansas — Universities don’t just sell the chance at an education. The whole college experience has been a key tool for keeping students around. Wichita State University budgeted more than $1 million dollars on ways for students to have fun on campus last year. But face masks and ...