Three Generations of Women
Women’s Care for Every Phase of Your Life

Take Charge of Your Whole Health

You ask questions, seek information, and learn ways you can feel your best. We’re right at your side, providing thorough answers, helpful information, and effective, whole-person care. The women's care teams at AdventHealth help you pursue wellness in body, mind and spirit. We foster hope and healing in a faith-based environment where every woman can feel welcomed and cared for. 

We’re here to help you find the right physician or a location that’s convenient for you.

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Empowering You to

Take Control of Your Breast Health

With advanced screening, you can detect problems earlier and embrace lifelong wellness.

You Love the Life You Lead

Let’s Keep You Healthy Along the Way

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A Range of Women's Health Care Services in Kansas City

You have a plan for life all your own. At AdventHealth, formerly Shawnee Mission Health, you have your own wellness plan, too. Whatever brings you to our Shawnee Mission, South Overland Park and Lenexa facilities, you’ll always be warmly welcomed and cared for. You’ll find a range of women's health care services and amenities personalized for you, including:

  • Birth Care
  • Breast Care Treatments
  • Breast MRIs
  • 3D Mammograms
  • Prenatal Care
  • Parent Education Classes
  • Support Groups
  • Surgical Services
  • Ultrasounds
  • Holistic Care

Technology and resources tailored to women are our focus. We can’t wait to put them to work for you.

Proactive Breast Health

Your breast health is a priority for you, and that makes it a priority for us. Within our network, you'll find a center dedicated to it. Our AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Breast Center has received recognition from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, making us the first accredited breast cancer program in Kansas City. But, for us, it’s not about the awards. It’s about helping you receive the highest level of breast care possible.

Whether you’re ready for your first mammogram or you're facing an uncertain prognosis, you’ll have advanced diagnostics working for you, including:

  • Screening Mammograms
  • Diagnostic Mammograms
  • Breast MRIs
  • MRI-Guided Vacuum-Assisted Breast Biopsies
  • Ultrasound-Guided
  • Stereotactic Biopsies
  • Surgical/Incisional Breast Biopsies
  • 3D Mammograms
  • Genetic Counseling Services

In the event of a breast cancer diagnosis, your own Nurse Navigator will guide you through the next steps of your breast care treatment plan. Together, we’ll face your future with confidence knowing you’re backed by the experts at the AdventHealth Cancer Center, a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program supported by MD Anderson. You’ll also find empowering support through a range of groups and dedicated centers, including:

  • Gilda's Club Kansas City
    • AdventHealth is proud to partner with Gilda's Club Kansas City to provide free educational classes to those impacted by cancer. The professionally led workshops are for people living with cancer and their loved ones, so that no one faces cancer alone. Learn more at GildasClubKC.org.
  • Camp Bluebird
  • Survivorship

Learn More about the groups and centers within our network.

High Risk Breast Clinic

AdventHealth High Risk Breast Clinic Shawnee Mission provides specialized care for individuals with an increased risk of breast cancer due to family history or specific breast cancer risk factors. Feel confident knowing you’re in the care of a women’s health care network specifically recognized by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence in mammography, MRI (including MRI biopsy), stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound. AdventHealth Shawnee Mission's High Risk Breast Clinic is a key part of our MD Anderson Certified Cancer Program and follows NCCN and MD Anderson guidelines for the care of individuals who have a higher risk. 

Risk Factors for Breast Cancer 

  • Inherited gene mutations associated with increased cancer risks such as BRCA1 and BRCA2  
  • Family history of breast, ovarian or pancreatic cancer or a family member diagnosed before age 50
  • Chest radiation treatment before age 30
  • Have had two or more breast biopsies

Our team of genetic counselors works with you to understand your personal and family medical histories. Then, we run a simple genetic test that shows us any mutations that make you more likely to develop cancer.

Meet Our Team 

No matter your question or concern, our team is here to get you answers, connect you with the right resources and help you find exactly what you need within our care network. 

Simran Elder, MD, High Risk Breast Clinic Medical Director, is a medical oncologist and hematologist at AdventHealth Medical Group Hematology Oncology at Shawnee Mission in Merriam, Kansas. Dr. Elder earned her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She also completed her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at UMKC, during which time she was twice named Internal Medicine Consultant of the Year. She then went on to complete a fellowship in medical oncology-hematology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Bobbe Anson, APRN, FNP-C, is a certified family nurse practitioner. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Kansas School of Nursing. Bobbe supports the physicians in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

Lesley Hofer, APRN-C, earned her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and her master of science in nursing from the University of Central Missouri. She is an oncology certified nurse (18 years of oncology experience) and a certified family nurse practitioner. Lesley supports the physicians both in the inpatient and outpatient settings.

 

To schedule an appointment, contact our office at  Call913-632-9100

A Baby-Friendly Birth Experience

Childbirth is your very own miracle. Whether you prefer minimal intervention or more guidance and support, our network delivers a birth experience all your own. AdventHealth Shawnee Mission is home to the first hospital in Johnson County to receive the prestigious Baby-Friendly designation, demonstrating our adherence to the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, offering new moms the information, confidence, and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.

You’ll receive educational resources, childbirth advice, and attentive week-to-week prenatal care. Plus you’ll never feel alone with a nurse navigator walking every step with you. Add that to our outstanding nursing and medical staff and a Level III NICU for specialty care, you’ll always feel comfortable during your stay. Our birth centers offer a range of amenities, including:

  • Baby Photography
  • Birth Center Tours
  • Breastfeeding Support Group
  • Breastfeeding Warm Line for Weekly Calls
  • Childbirth Classes
  • Lactation Assistance
  • Maternal Fetal Specialists
  • Mommy and Me Boutique
  • OB Hospitalist Program with In-House 24/7 Obstetrician
  • Outpatient Breastfeeding Clinic
  • Postpartum Emotional Support Program

Are you looking for the right hospital to bring your baby into the world? Join us in person for a free tour of the Shawnee Mission Birth Center. Do you already know you're having your baby here? You can register for your birth online or in your doctor’s office. Please register by approximately 22 weeks of pregnancy.

Leading You Through a Life of Whole-Person Health

You're committed to achieving a healthy life. Have confidence that our dedication to the eight universal aspects of CREATION Life — Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal Relationships, Outlook, and Nutrition — will help you at every turn. We offer a range of support groups and educational events to help guide you, including:

  • Breast Cancer Connection Support Group
  • Camp Bluebird Retreat for Those With Cancer
  • Cancer Rehabilitation Program
  • Naturopathic Medicine

With a range of support groups, nutritional guidance, and plenty of care options, we're here to support your journey to motherhood and wellness with our whole-person approach to care.

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Specialized Care for Your Whole Life

Women's Care You Can Count On

Throughout your life and as you age, your health needs grow and change. We're here to support your whole health throughout your whole life.

Schedule Your Next Mammogram

At AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, we want you to have the best care on your schedule. Use the menu below to schedule your mammogram today.

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Delivering You the Best in Maternity Care

It’s the day you’ve dreamed about: meeting your new bundle of joy. The compassionate team at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Birth Center is here for you — through preconception, pregnancy, delivery and postpartum. 

Find Women's Care at AdventHealth Shawnee MissionSouth Overland Park and Lenexa

Better Care. Better Support.

At Every Age and Every Stage

Women need personalized care as their lives — and health — evolve. Our multidisciplinary women's care team is here to help connect you with the resources you need to live your healthiest life every day and in every way. We’ve got you covered from your first annual checkup to your first mammogram and beyond. Let us help guide you, support you, and be your biggest cheerleader as you enjoy a life of better health, more joy, and greater confidence.