Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. SMMC earned this distinction after the Joint Commission conducted an on-site review in January.
When it comes to needing access to quick, quality health care, there are several options to choose from. You may ask yourself, is it severe enough for the Emergency Department (ED), or can it be treated at a walk-in health clinic?
Burton Gordon knows how difficult it is to live with a profound hearing loss. The 81-year-old resident of Aberdeen Village in Olathe, Kan., began experiencing problems with his hearing while still in grade school.
“I had a terrible ear infection in my right ear that just never cleared up,” Gordon said. He struggled with the infection as a young adult and was even declared ineligible for military service because of the hearing loss. Still, he has never let it keep him from living life to its fullest.
When Dianna and Harold McCarver began the 10-hour drive from Collierville, Tenn., to visit their newborn grandchild, they never anticipated how large of a role Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) would play in their trip.