Shawnee Mission Health Partners with RMH to Offer Advanced Comprehensive Cardiac Services

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Merriam, Kan. – Shawnee Mission Health (SMH) and Ransom Memorial Hospital (RMH) of Ottawa, Kan. have established a new partnership to offer more expansive cardiology services to meet the growing demand for cardiac care in the greater Franklin County area. The partnership became effective Aug. 1.

Through this partnership, SMH provides full-time, comprehensive cardiac services to Ottawa residents, the Franklin County community and surrounding areas. In addition, RMH patients will now gain access to SMH’s medical team of Board-certified cardiovascular physicians, nurses and ancillary team members, and a program with a long-standing reputation as a center of excellence for cardiac and vascular care.

“This partnership allows us to carry out our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ to the broader community of Ransom Memorial, while allowing residents in Ottawa and surrounding counties the opportunity to seek cardiac care close to home at Ransom Memorial Hospital,” said SMH Executive Director of Heart and Vascular Services Vickie Franck. “Our team is our greatest asset and we look forward to providing this community the same high-quality care that Shawnee Mission Health is known for in Kansas City.”

As part of the RMH partnership, Shawnee Mission Cardiovascular Associates (SMCA) is now providing full-time cardiologist coverage and around-the-clock on-call service for RMH patients. Beginning Aug. 21, SMH cardiologists will also offer services through an on-site cardiology physician clinic Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm. The physician clinic will offer a device clinic for patients with pacemakers and cardiac defibrillators and cardiologists will perform all Ransom Memorial inpatient cardiology consultations and cardiac testing. SMH will also provide required physician supervision for RMH’s cardiac rehabilitation program.

“As a growing health care organization, we were seeking an engaged partner who can supplement our coverage with expanded cardiology services for the Ottawa community, and beyond,” said RMH President and CEO Matt Heyn. “Shawnee Mission Health was our partner of choice for many reasons, including their focus on providing high quality care with an exceptional patient experience and their full-service, reputable heart and vascular program. We are glad to now be working with their team of seasoned physicians who are dedicated to finding successful outcomes for each patient. One of the main driving forces behind the RMH cardiovascular clinic is to provide more cardiology services locally.” If you would like to maintain local cardiology services at RMH cardiovascular clinic, please call Call833-RMH-CARE Call833-764-2273) for more information and to make an appointment.

The goal of the partnership is to improve the heart health of residents of Ottawa and surrounding areas by providing exceptional and convenient cardiac care within RMH’s community. SMH’s comprehensive cardiovascular program offers a range of services, including cardiothoracic surgery, diagnostic and interventional cardiology and vascular services, non-invasive cardiovascular imaging, a heart failure clinic, a structural heart clinic, a lung nodule clinic, cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation, and preventive programs such as HeartAware and The Take Time To LIV Cardiometabolic program. Through the new partnership, patients will receive care from highly-specialized, Board-certified physicians, including cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, electrophysiologists, and vascular surgeons. Since its founding in 1962, SMH has continued to expand its reach to provide care for patients from throughout the Kansas City metro area and around the Midwest.

About Shawnee Mission Health
Shawnee Mission Health (SMH) includes Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) in Merriam, Kan., a 504-bed facility with more than 22,000 inpatient admissions and more than 200,000 outpatient admissions annually; SMH – Prairie Star; SMH – Overland Park; four Centra Care Shawnee Mission Urgent Care clinics; and physician practices located throughout Johnson and Leavenworth Counties. SMMC is the only Kansas City area hospital to earn a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. SMH employs more than 3,200 local residents and supports an exceptional staff of nearly 700 physicians. SMH is part of Adventist Health System (AHS), the largest not-for-profit, Protestant health care organization in the nation. Visit us online at

About Ransom Memorial Hospital
Ransom Memorial Hospital is a 44-bed acute care and outpatient care hospital offering a range of health services to Franklin County and surrounding areas. RMH strives to have a positive impact on the lives of patients, their families, and their healthcare partners no matter what their needs may be. Key services include cardiology, obstetrics, emergency medicine, gynecology, urology, rheumatology, pulmonology, oncology, nephrology, neurology, occupational medicine, otolaryngologist, wound care, express care, orthopedics, diagnostic imaging with digital mammography, general surgery, physical, occupational, speech therapy, family/internal medicine and much more. For more information call 785-229-8200 or

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