BlueKC

Posts by BlueKC

The Blue KC Bees Are Back in Action

Warmer weather is finally here! For some, that means fun outdoor activities and planning vacations. For Chef Kyle Williams of the Live Blue Kitchen + Café, it means the Blue KC bees are finally back in action. But a long winter resulted in a difficult time for the hive. “It’s really been an experiment this…

Read More

Five Tips for National Men’s Health Week

The second week in June marks Men’s Health Week – a time intended to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases among men and boys. We’ve highlighted five ways to dive into a healthy lifestyle this week. Stay active Grab a buddy and join a local sports…

Read More

June 2018 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Kara Schoff

In just four years as a special education teacher at Truman High School in Independence, Mo., Kara Schoff has been referred to as “a positive force in her school and community,” “the total package” and simply an “amazing teacher and person.” She’s also been recognized as both the building and the district teacher of the…

Read More

Healthy Recipes: Chimichurri Grilled Flank Steak

There’s nothing like a backyard BBQ to kick off summer! This chimichurri grilled flank steak from Chef Kyle Williams, head chef of our Live Blue Kitchen + Café, is full of protein and flavor. Yields 4 portions of steak and potatoes and 2+ cups of chimichurri sauce Ingredients: Chimichurri sauce: Fresh cilantro (leaves and stems)…

Read More

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month is recognized each May to increase awareness of mental health and well-being, and to educate people in order to decrease the stigma that is oftentimes associated with seeking help for mental health issues. We spoke with two Spira Care mental health professionals about the importance of mental health, ways to seek…

Read More

Innovating Healthcare from the Inside Out, Starting in Kansas City

Healthcare today is at a crossroads – as other industries move toward on-demand, simplified user experiences, we must do the same. No longer can our mindset be, “this is how it’s done.” We must look beyond existing systems, operations and roadblocks to deliver better, smarter care. Where do we begin? Getting started can sometimes be…

Read More

Four Ways to Celebrate National Women’s Health Week

It’s National Women’s Health Week, the annual May event that encourages women of all ages to take control of their wellness and live their healthiest possible lives. Use these four ideas to refresh your path to a healthy lifestyle or encourage the women in your lives to try them. Pledge to eat well. A healthy…

Read More

May 2018 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Isabella Line

Isabella Line will always remember the words of her great-grandmother. “Can’t never did anything,” she’d tell Isabella, a junior at Mill Valley High School in Shawnee, Kansas. And now, Isabella is taking that advice and putting it to good use for the betterment of her school and the lives of her peers. “That phrase reminds…

Read More

Blue KC Celebrates National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week is celebrated every year from May 6 to 12 to recognize the profound contributions nurses make to the community. This week, Blue KC is celebrating its own nurses, including those who practice at our Spira Care Centers in Shawnee and Olathe. Empowered to Help Ashley Andre, a Licensed Practical Nurse at Spira…

Read More