The Kansas Hospital Association is pleased to announce that the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation has been notified of 25 Kansas hospitals who have formally changed their food and beverage policies. These hospitals have put into place new policies that will provide healthier food and beverage options in the hospital cafeteria and throughout the facility. This enhanced access to healthy food and beverages aims to positively impact hospital employees, patients and visitors, while also helping to establish norms for healthier living for the communities served.
Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss announced the Supreme Court has reappointed Judge Mike Keeley to a two-year term as chief judge of the 20th judicial district, effective February 1, 2016, to December 31, 2017.
Goodwill Industries of Kansas has announced their new retail store and donation center in Newton will pilot a new concept to further their mission of employing people with disabilities. The new 14,000 square foot facility will contain retail store and donation drive through, but will also provide services and job training to individuals with developmental disabilities. Dondlinger & Sons Construction Co. has been selected as the general contractor for the store which is expected to open this fall. Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture is the architect.
Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate has been named a Coldwell Banker Premier Office, the highest honor given to Coldwell Banker offices worldwide. This is the second consecutive year that this designation has been awarded to Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate. The Premier Office award is based first and foremost upon customer service and attention to client detail. It also encompasses sales volume, local market share and impact, as well as overall number of properties sold.
Sunflower Bank raised $102,500 during its 2016 ABC campaign developed to support education in our communities. Over $7,450 of the total is being donated to schools and students in Great Bend and Ellinwood. The program began in 2001 and has generated over $1,036,700 throughout the past 15 years for schools and students in Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri.