Merriam, Kan. – As baby boomers age there is an increasing number of men and women suffering from joint and spine pain. Already a leader in orthopedic and spine surgery, care and rehabilitation, Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) is launching the Shawnee Mission Orthopedic & Spine Center.
The new Center will be led by a team of 20 physicians specializing in orthopedic and spine surgery. Experienced nurses, physical therapists, sports medicine experts and pain management specialists will also work with patients to prevent and treat injuries.
“Shawnee Mission Medical Center has always been known for outstanding orthopedic and spine care,” said Ken Bacon, President & CEO. “Our commitment to blending medical expertise with unparalleled compassion is why we are Johnson County’s preferred provider of orthopedic and spine care.”
Beth Armstrong, MSN, RN, has been named director of the new center. Armstrong has been part of SMMC’s surgery team since 1991.
“The scope of work Shawnee Mission does relating to orthopedic and spine care is impressive,” Armstrong said. “Whether it’s our SportsCare team working on the sidelines of area high school football games, our neurosurgeons performing complex spine surgery, or our physical therapy team working to get patients moving again, we are committed to making Shawnee Mission Medical Center Kansas City’s top hospital for orthopedic care.”
For more information, or to find an Orthopedic & Spine Center doctor, call the ASK-A-NURSE Resource Center at 913-676-7777 or visit ShawneeMission.org/ortho.
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.