MERRIAM, Kan.- Shawnee Mission Medical Center’s Special Addition Birth Center broke its own birth record in July, welcoming 361 babies into the world. The previous record was 355 babies born in August 2005.
“July was an extremely busy month and our nurses worked hard to accommodate each patient,” said April Crouch, RN, Clinical Manager of Perinatal Services. “Every delivery is special and we are thrilled to be part of each life we bring into the world.”
SMMC delivers the most babies in the Kansas City metropolitan area – nearly 4,000 each year. In addition, SMMC’s OB Hospitalists program ensures a physician will be at each delivery and offers an extra layer of protection until a patient’s own provider can arrive. SMMC also offers a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a Perinatologist to assist in special cases.
About Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) is a 445-bed facility with nearly 20,000 inpatient admissions and more than 200,000 outpatient admissions annually. SMMC has the busiest emergency department in Johnson County, the area's first accredited Chest Pain Emergency Center, a nationally recognized Center for Women's Health and delivers more babies each year than any other hospital in the metropolitan area. SMMC employs more than 2,800 local residents and supports an exceptional staff of 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties, the largest medical staff in Kansas City. Visit us on the Web at ShawneeMission.org.