Just days before his 70th birthday, Jacob U. Gordon, PhD and former University of Kansas (KU) professor, was rushed to Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) after going into cardiac arrest. The comprehensive care provided by SMMC after this frightening afternoon is a clear example of how the hospital’s staff provides Much more than medicine each and every day.
Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines (GWTG) Stroke Silver Plus Performance Achievement Award.
The award recognizes SMMC’s commitment to success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. This program helps ensure quality improvement of acute stroke treatment and ischemic stroke prevention, while focusing on team protocols to ensure that individuals are treated and discharged appropriately.
Medical technology has advanced so rapidly, it is astonishing what doctors, machines and devices can do to repair us when our bodies aren’t working properly. You can watch a variety of medical procedures online, but what could be more real than a live viewing of a surgery in progress? Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) is the only hospital in the Kansas City area that offers you a live account of the miracle of surgery and medical technology.
Many of us couldn’t imagine functioning after only a few hours of restless sleep each night. Unfortunately, some people do. Four to six patients visit the Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) Sleep Disorders Center (SDC) each night to figure out why. According to a poll by the National Sleep Foundation, 75 percent of adults frequently have symptoms of sleep problems, such as waking frequently or snoring. Most people ignore these problems, even when they feel tired all the time. They don’t realize there may be a solution.