MERRIAM, Kan.—Individuals suffering from Barrett’s esophagus, a pre-cancerous condition caused by chronic heartburn, now have a non-surgical treatment option. Halo Ablation eliminates the pre-cancerous cells using a device that is dropped into the esophagus via the mouth. Fifteen patients from the Kansas City area are already scheduled for the new procedure at Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC).
MERRIAM, Kan. – Solidifying its position as the most preferred hospital in Johnson County and a leading hospital in the Kansas City metropolitan area, Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) increased inpatient volumes by six percent in 2008 when compared to 2007 – totaling 18,059 admissions. In addition, outpatient admissions increased by five percent from the previous year to 223,282.
What: Shawnee Mission Medical Center will host a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for its $112 million Critical Care Services Expansion. Speakers will include Samuel H. Turner, Sr., hospital President & CEO; Leah Ridgway, MD, Medical Staff President; Carl Wilkes, Mayor of Merriam and Annabeth Surbaugh, Chairman, Johnson County Board of Commissioners.