Car runs out of gas, hit by semi

A 31-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman was southbound on 18th Street Expressway just north of Metropolitan about 11:30 a.m. July 28 when her 2000 Buick car ran out of fuel.

It was hit from behind by a semi, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report.

The Buick’s driver was injured and taken to a hospital.

The passengers in the car were not injured. They included a 31-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman; a 1-year-old girl; and a 4-month-old girl.

The driver of the semi, a 67-year-old man from Shawnee, Kan., was not injured.

Airman graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Kara D. Godsil graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Godsil is the daughter of Carol Godsil of Kansas City, Kan., and Michael Godsil of Lansing, Kan.

She is a 2007 graduate of Bishop Ward High School, Kansas City, Kan. She earned a bachelor’s degree in 2013 from Kansas State University, Salina, Kan.

Cerner-RSI partnership announced

Cerner Corp., one of the leading companies in health care information technology, has partnered with RSI (Rainbow Services Inc.), a crisis stabilization center, as a test site for Cerner’s behavioral health electronic medical record.

RSI is a subsidiary of Wyandot Center, an agency of the Wyandot Inc. family of organizations. RSI, located at 36th and Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, Kan., provides a 24/7 sobering unit, crisis observation unit and a crisis stabilization unit for persons experiencing mental health or substance abuse crises.

Karen Suddath, chief operations officer, Wyandot Inc., said that the organization transitioned to Cerner Community Behavioral Health as its new electronic medical record for mental health services in 2013. RSI opened in April 2014. Based on RSI’s need for a 24/7 behavioral health IT solution, Cerner agreed to contribute software, licensing, and upgrades to this major initiative.

“This important partnership allows Wyandot-RSI and Cerner to learn from the crisis center IT experience to better understand, develop and test information management tools, which will ultimately help Wyandot deliver care to those struggling to access the assistance they need,” said Melinda Wagner, general manager of behavioral health at Cerner.

– Story from Therese Horvat, director of communications, Wyandot Inc.