Sometimes you just know a hospital is different. The friendly smiles, that spiritual touch and the technology and environment that reassure you that you've made the right choice. In Kansas City, that hospital is Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC). With a philosophy of health care dating back to the mid-1800s, SMMC focuses on whole body care to get you well and keep you well.
In 1866 in Battle Creek, Mich., Dr. John Harvey Kellogg opened the first health care facility founded on the values of the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) church. Since that time, SDA health care has flourished. A member of the Adventist Health System, the nation's largest protestant health care system, SMMC has brought this exceptional philosophy of care to our community for more than 50 years. Our mission is at the core of everything we do: Improving Health Through Christian Service.
Located at I-35 and 75th Street, SMMC is close, when it matters most. And with nearly 700 physicians on our medical staff, finding the right doctor for any health care need is easy.
But we don't want to see you just when you're sick. We offer one of the most comprehensive schedules of community wellness classes in the area. From parent education and CPR to pre- and post-natal yoga and Zumba for seniors, we want you to focus on your health. Our annual Speaking of Women's Health program brings together 3,500 women to be strong, be healthy and be in-charge of their health, well-being and personal safety.
Our contribution to the health of the community extends far beyond our walls. SMMC supports many area not-for-profit organizations that share our mission of improving health. We aren't just the best hospital in Kansas City, we're the best hospital for Kansas City.
Come see us soon. Whether you're working to get well, stay well, visiting loved ones or if you just want to learn why SMMC is different, we're here for you.
For more information, call the ASK-A-NURSE Resource Center at 913-676-7777.
The main hospital phone number is 913-676-2000.