Together as a Community
You are always striving to better your life and support the dreams of those you love. As a health-care provider in the Kansas City area, we at AdventHealth, formerly Shawnee Mission Health, feel the same way about the neighborhoods we serve. We are a source of knowledge with an awesome responsibility to support our community's health and wellness. From supporting your neighbors in their efforts to quit smoking, to helping kids foster good life-long habits, we're honored to provide community outreach programs to help our neighbors enjoy greater wellness as we work toward building a stronger, healthier community.
Embrace a Life of Whole Health
A healthy, vibrant life means something different to every one of us. That’s why at AdventHealth, formerly Shawnee Mission Health, we offer a variety of community health education resources that make wellness simple, whatever your goals. Our elderly and underprivileged neighbors can access free services like health-care education, special clinical and non-clinical programs, and spiritual resources. Community members in and around the Kansas City area are also invited to join our free or low-cost classes and support groups. It’s all part of our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ to all those around us.
AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Support Groups
Breast Cancer Connection
Meets second Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 pm in the Tapestry Room at the Breast Center. Call (913) 676-2498 for more information.
Breastfeeding Support Group
Meets every Tuesday from 10-11:30 am and every third Thursday from 6-7 pm in the Woodland Hills Building, Tallgrass and Flint Hills Rooms, 7315 E Frontage Rd, Shawnee Mission, KS 66204.
Meets twice annually, an adult cancer camp hosted at the Heartland Presbyterian Camp in Parkville, MO. For more information, call (913)676-8191 or email email@example.com.
Diabetes Support Group
Meets the first Thursday of every month from 11 am-noon.
What’s Happening at AdventHealth
As a not-for-profit community health care provider, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission plays a vital role in the community by reinvesting millions of dollars back into the Kansas City area each year. SMH supports the community in a variety of ways.
- Charity Care
Individuals who are in a particularly difficult financial or personal circumstance may seek relief by applying for reduction or elimination of their charges for medical service at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission. In 2007, $7,752,406 of charity care was provided to individuals who could not pay for their hospital services. In addition, pharmaceuticals were provided to impoverished patients when they were dismissed from the hospital.
AdventHealth Shawnee Mission supports a variety of social, educational and civic organizations who share its health care mission. In 2007, the hospital provided support to numerous agencies and organizations, including the Shawnee Mission and Blue Valley School Districts. SMH also supports nearly all metropolitan Chambers of Commerce and economic development organizations.
- Health Partnership Clinic of Johnson County
AdventHealth Shawnee Mission is one of numerous area hospitals that support the operational budget of the Health Partnership Clinic of Johnson County. AdventHealth Shawnee Mission physicians and nurses also volunteer their time and expertise to serve uninsured, low-income patients who do not qualify for Medicaid. In addition to direct budget support, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission provided $210,209 in free services for hundreds of patients from the Health Partnership Clinic.
The trained nurses at the NurseLine, formerly ASK-A-NURSE Resource Center, 913-676-7777, are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Since 1986, the nurse and referral specialists have helped more than three million callers, providing health information, advice for medical concerns, physician referrals and class registrations. In 2009, NurseLine responded to 131,121 calls and e-mails from community members.
- Community Health Education
AdventHealth Shawnee Mission provides a variety of health education opportunities made available through the Center for Women’s Health, Life Dynamics, Parent Education and other health education programs offered by AdventHealth Shawnee Mission. Educational programs are presented at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission and a variety of locations through the community.
- Community Support Programs
The Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center serves approximately 150 children annually, from birth to age 6, who are developmentally disabled. No child is refused service for financial reasons. The Foundation develops partnerships with other organizations to help meet important community needs and raises money to help AdventHealth Shawnee Mission enhance its care to patients. In addition, support groups are provided for those inflicted with cancer, heart disease, or those who’ve lost a child at birth. While these services do not financially support the Medical Center’s operations, they impact the community significantly and help AdventHealth Shawnee Mission to achieve its fundamental mission of service to society.
AdventHealth Shawnee Mission provides the athletic training staff for area high schools and junior colleges during the school year and for summer activities. They also provide coverage for a number of community organizations involved with sports events.
- AdventHealth Shawnee Mission-Supported Community Organizations
AdventHealth Shawnee Mission supports a variety of community organizations and events, as well as nearly every Chamber of Commerce in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
- Chambers of Commerce
- Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce
- DeSoto Chamber of Commerce
- Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
- Kansas City, Kansas Chamber of Commerce
- Leawood Chamber of Commerce
- Lenexa Chamber of Commerce
- Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce
- Olathe Chamber of Commerce
- Overland Park Chamber of Commerce
- Shawnee Chamber of Commerce