Kansas City metropolitan area

Former Andrews McMeel Universal Vice Chairman and Andrews McMeel Publishing CEO Kathleen Andrews Dies

Sunday, April 18, 2021 - 1:44am

b'KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Kathleen Whalen Andrews, former vice chairman of Kansas City-based media company Andrews McMeel Universal and chief executive officer of Andrews McMeel Publishing, and founding director of The Andrews Family Foundation, passed away April 16, 2021, announced Andrews McMeel Universal (AMU) Chairman Emeritus John McMeel and AMU Chief Executive Officer Andy Sareyan.

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  • b'KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Kathleen Whalen Andrews, former vice chairman of Kansas City-based media company Andrews McMeel Universal and chief executive officer of Andrews McMeel Publishing, and founding director of The Andrews Family Foundation, passed away April 16, 2021, announced Andrews McMeel Universal (AMU) Chairman Emeritus John McMeel and AMU Chief Executive Officer Andy Sareyan.
  • "She has been integral to many of its most successful ventures from Ziggy and Doonesbury to The Far Side and Calvin and Hobbes.
  • "\n"Kathy was the indispensable Mom in the Mom-and-Pop basement operation that drew young creators to Leawood, Kansas," said Garry Trudeau, creator of Doonesbury.
  • She met her future husband, James (Jim) Andrews, as a graduate student.\nWith Jim, Kathleen founded Universal Press Syndicate (now AMU) in 1970 with John and Susan McMeel.

The Cordish Companies Announces Construction to Begin on Three Light Luxury Apartments in May, Midland Lofts Summer 2021 in the Kansas City Power & Light District

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 2:00pm

Following the success of its predecessors, One Light and Two Light Luxury Apartments, which have remained 95% occupied throughout the pandemic, Three Light Luxury Apartments will introduce the next stage of urban luxury living in the Power & Light District in downtown Kansas City.

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  • Following the success of its predecessors, One Light and Two Light Luxury Apartments, which have remained 95% occupied throughout the pandemic, Three Light Luxury Apartments will introduce the next stage of urban luxury living in the Power & Light District in downtown Kansas City.
  • "From the vision the company had with the Power & Light District, to One Light, Two Light and now Three Light Luxury Apartments, we are grateful for the relationship we have with The Cordish Companies and the impact the company has had on Kansas City.
  • "The Cordish Companies," "The Cordish Company" and "Cordish" are trademarks used under license by independent corporations, legal liability companies and partnerships ("Cordish Entities").
  • The Kansas City Power & Light District is a vibrant multi-city block neighborhood in the heart of downtown Kansas City that is redefining the city from its skyline to its sidewalks.

Larry D. Fields Elected Managing Partner of Kutak Rock's Kansas City Regional Office

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 2:30pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Kutak Rock is pleased to announce Larry D. Fields has been elected managing partner of the firm's Kansas City Regional Office effective April 1, 2021.

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  • KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Kutak Rock is pleased to announce Larry D. Fields has been elected managing partner of the firm's Kansas City Regional Office effective April 1, 2021.
  • Fields will oversee a region that includes the firm's offices in Kansas City and Springfield, MO and Wichita, KS.
  • Jay Selanders, Chair of Kutak Rock, comments, "Larry Fields is a proven leader and is respected across the firm for his intellect, strategic vision and sense of fairness.
  • "I am honored by the opportunity to serve the Kansas City Regional Office as managing partner and grateful for the trust my colleagues have placed in me," remarked Fields.

Pilot Freight Service Acquires Kansas City Franchise

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 6:41pm

GLEN MILLS, Pa., April 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Pilot Freight Services (Pilot), a worldwide transportation and logistics services provider backed by ATL Partners and British Columbia Investment Corporation (BCI), has acquired the company's Kansas City franchise.

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  • GLEN MILLS, Pa., April 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Pilot Freight Services (Pilot), a worldwide transportation and logistics services provider backed by ATL Partners and British Columbia Investment Corporation (BCI), has acquired the company's Kansas City franchise.
  • Over the last three years, Pilot has acquired 29 franchise locations and now manages over 90% of the stations in the Pilot network.
  • The Kansas City franchise is an attractive asset due to its strategic location and the station's service-first and customer-focused reputation.
  • "We are happy to welcome the Kansas City franchise to the Pilot corporate team and are confident they will continue to play an instrumental role in the long-term growth of the company," Zach Pollock, chief executive officer of Pilot Freight Services.

Cerner Finalizes Acquisition of Kantar Health

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 3:50pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN), a global healthcare technology company, today announced the acquisition of Kantar Health, a division of Kantar Group, for $375 million in cash, subject to adjustment.

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  • KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN), a global healthcare technology company, today announced the acquisition of Kantar Health, a division of Kantar Group, for $375 million in cash, subject to adjustment.
  • The highly experienced teams at Kantar Health bring deep understanding of the needs of the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry.
  • As a result of the transaction closing, the Kantar Health team located around the world is joining Cerner and will be integrated within its Strategic Growth business.
  • Lynnette Cooke, head of Kantar Health, will continue to lead the team and join the Cerner leadership.

Cerner Mourns the Passing of Long-Time Board Member Linda M. Dillman

Monday, March 22, 2021 - 7:09pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- It is with tremendous sadness that Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) announces that Linda M. Dillman, a long-time and trusted board member, passed away on Saturday, March 13.

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  • KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- It is with tremendous sadness that Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) announces that Linda M. Dillman, a long-time and trusted board member, passed away on Saturday, March 13.
  • "We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing ofLinda," saidBrent Shafer, Chairman and CEO, Cerner Corporation.
  • Recognized globally for innovation, Cerner assists clinicians in making care decisions and assists organizations in managing the health of their populations.
  • For more information, visit Cerner.com , The Cerner Blog or connect on Facebook , Instagram , LinkedIn , Twitter or The Cerner Podcast .

Notable Health Powers Regional Vaccine Distribution Strategies; North Kansas City Hospital Automates COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Monday, March 22, 2021 - 2:01pm

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Notable Health , the leading intelligent automation company for healthcare, announced today a partnership with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and its Meritas Health clinics to support COVID-19 vaccine distribution to Missouri residents.

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  • SAN MATEO, Calif., March 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Notable Health , the leading intelligent automation company for healthcare, announced today a partnership with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and its Meritas Health clinics to support COVID-19 vaccine distribution to Missouri residents.
  • To learn more about how Notable is helping health systems improve health outcomes, go to www.notablehealth.com .
  • North Kansas City Hospital has been the Northland's preferred healthcare provider since 1958.
  • The coalition consists of Clay County Public Health Center, North Kansas City Hospital, Liberty Hospital, Cerner Corporation, and the cities of Clay County.

KCS Announces First Quarter 2021 Earnings Release and Conference Call Time

Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:00pm

Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE:KSU) will release its first quarter 2021 financial results on Friday, April 16, 2021, before the opening of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

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  • Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE:KSU) will release its first quarter 2021 financial results on Friday, April 16, 2021, before the opening of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • KCS will also hold its first quarter 2021 earnings conference call on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:45 a.m. eastern time.
  • To participate in the live webcast and to view accompanying presentation materials, please log into investors.kcsouthern.com immediately prior to the presentation.
  • Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama.

North Kansas City Hospital Earns Highest Achievable Honor by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Healthy KC Award

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 12:00pm

This year, the North Kansas City Hospital was awarded Platinum certification, the highest achievable honor.

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  • This year, the North Kansas City Hospital was awarded Platinum certification, the highest achievable honor.
  • The award is given to local businesses who champion workplace wellness in an effort to draw attention to the overall health and well-being of their employees.
  • And it is an honor to be recognized by Healthy KC for our program.
  • About North Kansas City Hospital:
    For more than half a century, North Kansas City Hospital has been the Northlands preferred healthcare provider.

Jeff Davis Named President of Healthy Blue in Missouri

Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 12:30pm

Missouri Care, Inc. announced today that Jeff Davis has been named president of the Healthy Blue health plan, a collaboration between Missouri Care, Inc. and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City and a leading managed care provider of health benefits for Missouris MO HealthNet (Medicaid) program.

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  • Missouri Care, Inc. announced today that Jeff Davis has been named president of the Healthy Blue health plan, a collaboration between Missouri Care, Inc. and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City and a leading managed care provider of health benefits for Missouris MO HealthNet (Medicaid) program.
  • Davis succeeds Lou Gianquinto, who recently was named president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shields commercial health plan in Connecticut.
  • Healthy Blue is administered by Missouri Care, Inc. in cooperation with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City.
  • Missouri Care, Inc. and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City are both independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.