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.
“Whether it’s the first or 4,000th delivery, our dedication is to the health, safety and comfort of every mother and baby,” said Denise Martinek, Executive Director of Women’s & Children’s Services at SMMC. “We consider it a privilege to be a part of the delivery experience, and want to celebrate our Birth Center families, doctors, nurses and staff as we recognize this tremendous milestone in our history.”
To learn more about the Birth Center at SMMC, visit ShawneeMission.org/BirthCenter.
About Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) is a 504-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 2,900 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.