Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) recently received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its inpatient diabetes program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. SMMC is the first and only hospital in the Kansas City metro area and the state of Kansas to receive this award.
After you have a baby, where can you go to find high-quality products, experienced staff and a calm atmosphere? The answer is Shawnee Mission Medical Center’s (SMMC) Mommy & Me Boutique. At Mommy & Me, located just steps away from SMMC's Special Addition Birth Center, you will find helpful service and specialized products for you and your baby.
Mommy & Me’s new manager, Courtney Woods, says the boutique’s personalized customer service is what sets it apart from other baby retail stores.
By Jessica Wahaus
Imagine you have an upset stomach that just won’t go away. What do you do? You don’t have time to wait for a doctor’s appointment and you’re not sure it’s serious enough for the Emergency Department. For the past 25 years, the ASK-A-NURSE Resource Center (AAN) at Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) has been the Kansas City area’s source for immediate medical information.
With summer in full swing, it is important to take appropriate measures to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States, with more than 3.5 million diagnoses each year. Here are several steps you can take to ensure that you and your family are properly protected from the sun.
When it comes to the health and well-being of mothers and their newborns, Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) has long been recognized as the area leader in maternity care. SMMC delivers more babies annually than any other hospital in Kansas City – nearly 4,000 each year – and welcomed its 100,000th baby on November 23, 2010.
On Tuesday, May 24, SMMC will break ground on a $42 million maternity expansion designed to meet the demand of the growing numbers of mothers who turn to SMMC for a safe, reassuring environment to deliver their babies.