Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation for another three years from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC), an international organization dedicated to eliminating heart disease as the number one cause of death worldwide.
Hospitals that have received SCPC accreditation have verified they have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. They emphasize the importance of standardized diagnostic and treatment programs that provide more efficient and effective evaluation as well as more appropriate and rapid treatment of patients with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms. They also serve as a point of entry into the health care system to evaluate and treat other medical problems, and help to promote a healthier lifestyle in an attempt to reduce the risk factors for heart attack.
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The Breast Center at Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) recently received a full three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. It is the first Center in the Kansas City metropolitan area and the state of Kansas to receive this designation. Accreditation is only awarded to breast centers that are dedicated to providing the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.
Three years ago, Stephen Sumners weighed 213 pounds. Diet and exercise were the last two things on his mind. After some convincing by his wife, Sumners signed up for a spinning class that met five times a week. He felt great when he exercised and within a year, lost nearly 20 pounds.
When Sumners went in for a routine colonoscopy screening in 2008, he decided to also have an Electrocardiogram (EKG) as a check-up. To his surprise, the EKG showed an inverted T-wave suggesting an issue with his heart. Sumners was immediately referred to Kirit Masrani, MD, a cardiologist on staff at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
Although running is a great way to keep your body in shape, how you run is critical to maximizing performance and preventing injury.
At Shawnee Mission Medical Center’s SportsCare Clinic, therapists work one-on-one with athletes to evaluate their running form to improve their performance and help prevent injury. They work with non-injured athletes who want to perfect their skills, as well as athletes who want to work through an injury and get back to their sport. Our therapists will perform a comprehensive orthopedic assessment, followed by a video-recorded evaluation of the athlete running on a treadmill to identify any potential concerns.