MERRIAM, Kan. – Building on the strength of its existing cardiology team, Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) welcomed Heart Health, PA (HHP), November 1. Through this partnership, the HHP locations in Leavenworth and Kansas City, Kan., along with several outreach clinics, have become Shawnee Mission Cardiology Associates.
Cardiologists Kiritkumar V. Masrani, MD, FACC, and David L. Robbins Jr., MD, FACC, who were on staff at SMMC prior to the transition, have taken an active role in the community by collaborating with local hospitals and EMS to meet national acute cardiac quality recommendations.
“Dr. Masrani and Dr. Robbins are well regarded by their loyal, well-established patient base throughout Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties,” said Samuel H. Turner, President & CEO. “We are honored for the opportunity to continue providing hospital care to their patients. This decision also aligns with our goal of building a regional cardiac program.”
SMMC has received the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Get With The Guidelines Gold Sustained Performance Achievement Recognition for Coronary Artery Disease, Congestive Heart Failure and Stroke. In addition, SMMC qualified for AHA’s Mission: Lifeline Recognition for heart attack care. In 2010, the hospital once again achieved Chest Pain Center Accreditation for another three years and was designated a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers.
In addition to its team of 14 cardiologists, SMMC has two well-respected cardiothoracic surgeons on staff; Clarke Henry, Jr., MD, FACS, and Kevin Mayor, MD, FACS.
About Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) is a 504-bed facility with 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, an accredited Breast Center 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.