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AdventHealth Shawnee Mission boasts an exceptional Medical Staff of more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties. Our team of health care professionals is committed to developing strong and enduring partnerships with area physicians. Perhaps that’s why AdventHealth Shawnee Mission retains the largest medical staff of any hospital in metropolitan Kansas City.

Physicians choose to practice at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission for many reasons. Members of our medical staff appreciate our continual effort to enhance the hospital’s healing environment. Access to the most advanced medical technology makes it possible for physicians to bring about amazing outcomes for patients. In addition, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission's highly skilled nurses, technicians and support team work effectively with physicians to deliver the highest quality care possible.

A growing number of physicians are attracted to the opportunity to practice in an atmosphere where the science of medicine is complemented by the power of spirituality. Our innovative spirit, coupled with our unwavering commitment to quality, make AdventHealth Shawnee Mission one of the most preferred health care destinations in the city for physicians and their patients.

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Physician Practice Opportunities

We're looking for physicians to join our team. To learn more about AdventHealth Kansas City and our openings, click the button below.

For questions, contact:
Rachel Strickland
[email protected]

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NPI Information

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) mandated that the Secretary of Health and Human Services adopt a standard unique health identifier for health care providers. On January 23, 2004, the Secretary published a Final Rule that adopted the National Provider Identifier (NPI) as this identifier.

All HIPAA covered health care providers, whether they are individuals or organizations, must obtain an NPI for use to identify themselves in HIPAA-standard transactions, replacing health care provider identifiers in use today in HIPAA standard transactions. Once enumerated, a provider's NPI will not change. The NPI is a permanent identifier, assigned for life, remaining with the provider regardless of job or location changes. An NPI is a unique 10 digit identifier assigned to health care providers and organizations. The NPI will not have any embedded intelligence, nor will it replace the tax identification number (TIN), which is an IRS requirement.

HIPAA covered entities such as providers completing electronic transactions, health care clearinghouses, and large health plans, must use only the NPI to identify covered health care providers in standard transactions by May 23, 2007.

The application for an NPI takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. There are three ways to apply for an NPI:

Having an NPI will not: ensure that the provider is licensed or credentialed; guarantee payment by a health plan; enroll a provider in a health plan; turn a provider into a covered entity; and require a provider to conduct HIPAA transactions.

Once you have obtained both your practice and individual NPI, you must share this with Shawnee Mission Health's NPI delegate to ensure your billing is not affected. Please fax your NPI number to the Medical Staff Office at Call913-676-2676. If you have any questions, please contact the Medical Staff office at Call913-676-2098.

Other resources include:

  1. https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Administrative-Simplification/NationalProvIdentStand/index.html
  2. [email protected]
  3. NPI customer service phone number, Call1-800-465-3203
  4. Mailing Address:
    NPI Enumerator
    P.O. Box 6059
    Fargo, ND 58108-6059
Physician Relations

Whether you’re interested in joining the AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Medical Staff or you’re a long-term member, our Physician Relations team is ready to help strengthen your connection to the hospital. We can answer questions, initiate the Medical Staff Membership process and help you resolve concerns about any hospital-related issue.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact:

Shannon Cates
Director of Business Development and Physician Relations
[email protected]

Lauren Tebbe
Physician Relations Specialist
[email protected]

Meaghan Parsons
Physician Relations Specialist
[email protected]

Medical Library

Quality Medical Information for Effective Patient Care in Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri

Founded in 1978, the AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Medical Library represents a contemporary marriage of modern medicine with today’s information gathering technologies in a focus on effective patient care.

The Medical Library primarily services the Medical Staff, the Nursing Staff and the Administrative Staff of AdventHealth Shawnee Mission. It is also available to medical personnel throughout the United States and other countries through our OCLC and DOCLINE connections. While circulation privileges are limited to the AdventHealth Shawnee Mission health care community, the public is welcome to utilize the in-house services of the Medical Library.

In addition to almost 10,000 books on medical and related topics, the library maintains subscriptions to over 3,900 journals.

Monday to Thursday: 8 am to 5 pm
Friday: 8 am to 4:30 pm

Melody Senecal, Medical Librarian
Jeanne Bodnar, Library/Medical Education Coordinator

Phone and Fax
Call913-676-2101 Main Office number
Call913-676-2097 Medical Education
Call913-676-2103 Interlibrary Loan
Call913-676-2106 Fax

Access to the collection is via EOS Web Express software. This internet system provides searching capacity for the entire collection. In addition it provides automated check in/out, cataloging, and collection control.

Literature Searches
The backbone of library operations is the electronic search for important medical information. In this activity, the premier tool is the electronic database. The library utilizes the following:

  • MEDLINE via the National Library of Medicine
  • OVID with 274 full text journals
  • ClinicalKey with full text to over 500 medical journals and over 1000 medical reference books
  • eMedicine
  • EBSCOhost full text databases and DynaMed
  • Nursing & Allied Health Collection: Basic
  • Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic
  • Health Business
  • Psychology & Behavioral Science Collection

Inter-Library Loan
The library makes use of the Inter-Library Loan opportunities made available by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and DOCLINE from the National Library of Medicine.

Continuing Education
The continuing education of the SMH medical and nursing staff is an area of prime concern of the Medical Library.
To this end the library maintains audio and video collections for self-directed instruction.

Document Delivery
Rapid transmission of both search results and journal articles is available via, email, Ariel, fax and regular mail.

Medical Education

On-going Medical Education Opportunities


Every Friday 7:30 to 8:30 am

MKSAP 18 - Neurology

Moderator:  Gordon Kelley, MD

October 23: Start on MKSAP question #20  (This will be a virtual meeting only.)

Physician Portal

To access the physician portal, visit md.ahss.org.