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Reaching our God-Given Potential

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.

Community Education Programs to Help Everyone

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

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  • Better Breathers Club

    Meets third Wednesday of each month from 4-5 pm. Call Call913-544-8065 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.

  • Camp Bluebird

    Meets twice annually, an adult cancer camp hosted at the Heartland Presbyterian Camp in Parkville, MO. For more information, call Call913-676-8191 or email campbluebirdkc@gmail.com.

  • CHEERS Group

    Chronic Health Engaging in Emotional Recovery and Support (CHEERS) meets one day a month at 9 am and 2:30 pm. Held in the Flint Hills Room in the Woodland Hills Building. Call Call913-676-8133 for more information.

  • Families Anonymous

    Meets the first and third Tuesday of every month from 6:45-8:15 pm in Suite 255 of the Woodland Hills Building on AdventHealth Shawnee Mission's campus. Visit here for more information.

  • One Day at a Time Stroke Support

    Our Stroke Support Group has partnered with Mid America Rehab Hospital. We meet the fourth Tuesday of each month at one of the two locations. Times may vary depending on location. Specific monthly topics, location and time are emailed or sent prior to each meeting. Please email Chery Powell or Kari Broderick, or call Call913-676-2418 if you desire to attend or have questions. If you are not on our mailing list, please contact us for the meeting location and time. We look forward to seeing you!

News and Events

What’s Happening at AdventHealth

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Our one-day class is perfect for those unable to attend the five-week series due to scheduling conflicts. A certified childbirth instructor will provide information on the stages of labor, comfort measures and positions, what to expect at the hospital, medications, Birth Center tour and much more.
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Breastfeeding Getting Off to a Good Start

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Come learn how to get breastfeeding your baby off to a great start! This beginner breastfeeding class covers the first feedings through the first three weeks at home.

Community Outreach

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.

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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.

Contributions

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.

NurseLine

The trained nurses at the NurseLine, formerly ASK-A-NURSE Resource Center, Call913-676-7777, 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.

SportsCare

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.