MERRIAM, Kan. – February marks the beginning of American Hearth Month, dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease, the leading cause of death for both men and women. Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) is proud to partner with four Johnson County, Kan., restaurants and encourage better heart health.
Throughout the month of February, restaurants Grand Street Café (Lenexa), Paulo & Bill (Shawnee), Story (Prairie Village) and Ya Ya’s (Overland Park), will offer heart-healthy dishes while donating a portion of proceeds from those items to the Shawnee Mission Heart & Vascular Center.
Reddy joins Radiation Oncologist Michael Hughes to Offer Patients a Continuum of Care
Merriam, Kan. – Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) is pleased to announce that Medical Oncologist, Prasanth Reddy, MD, MPH, FACP, will jointly lead the Shawnee Mission Cancer Center. Reddy joins Radiation Oncologist, Michael Hughes, MD, to provide patients complete cancer care, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.
Reddy is Board-certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine, specializing in cancer care, blood disorders and breast care.
Merriam, Kan. – Thanks to a grant funded by the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America (WLSFA) and Bariatric Center of Kansas City surgeon Brice Hamilton, MD, Ronda Bauwens of Kansas City underwent successful weight-loss surgery on Dec. 17 at the Shawnee Mission Outpatient Pavilion. Bauwens is the first person to receive this grant in the state of Kansas, and the 11th overall.
Bauwens lost both of her parents in 2012 to obesity-related illnesses, which prompted her to make a change in her own life. Thanks to a grant from WLSFA and contributions by Hamilton and the Bariatric Center of Kansas City, Bauwens was able to have weight-loss surgery that will change her life’s path and future.
Merriam, Kan. – Becker’s Hospital Review has named Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) to its list of “100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs” for demonstrating excellent clinical outcomes, cardiac risk-reduction programs and an innovative approach to cardiac care. SMMC was the only hospital in Johnson County to earn this recognition.
“The Shawnee Mission Heart & Vascular Center continues to strive for and exceed national standards of excellence for heart care,” said Vickie Franck, Executive Director of Shawnee Mission Heart and Vascular Services. “Recognitions like this validate our commitment to saving the lives and improving outcomes of our cardiac patients.”
Merriam, Kan. – The Birth Center at Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) delivered its 4,000th baby in 2013 on Friday, Nov. 22, marking the record number of deliveries in one year in the hospital’s 51-year history. SMMC is proud to deliver more babies annually than any other Kansas City metro hospital.
SMMC has long been a leader in caring for women, children and families. The hospital’s new Birth Center, which opened in February 2013, combines a beautiful facility with the expert, compassionate care SMMC has always been known for. It features spacious, soothing rooms and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for even the tiniest patients, as well as experienced staff committed to providing the most personalized birth experience for every family.