St. Joseph Medical Center wins award for its senior care efforts

 

St. Joseph community impact award
St. Joseph Medical Center received a Community Impact Award from South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Bill Rankin

 

 

St. Joseph Medical Center Wins Community Impact Award for Senior Care Efforts

On Thursday February 8th, St. Joseph Medical Center, along with nine other South Kansas City businesses, were awarded a Community Impact award by the South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. The businesses were nominated by the community.  St. Joseph Medical Center was awarded due to their efforts in addressing the need to take better care of seniors.

Patients 65 years and older have unique medical needs and St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) in south Kansas City has been proactive in taking steps to make their lives easier. The new inpatient/outpatient senior program at SJMC offers patients coordinated medical services, a specialized senior emergency room, expertise from geriatric trained nurses and physicians, free health screenings, educational services like computer classes and CPR, and is now host to South Kansas City’s only Parkinson’s Support Group. St. Joseph’s outpatient Senior Clinic recently developed to help area seniors remain independent in their homes.  The Healthy Aging Program consists of six different screenings, some at no cost to the patient, and include services such as nutritional counseling, medication counseling and physical wellness screenings.

“I am honored to accept this award on behalf of St. Joseph Medical Center” said Jodi Fincher, Administrator. “We are committed to bringing the best healthcare to seniors, to help ease the burden of illness on patients and their family.”

Don’t miss our on St. Joseph’s free CPR classes

St. Joseph Medical Center is hosting two free classes on how to recognize when a person has suffered a cardiac arrest and how to perform hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and to use an automatic external defibrillator to save someone who has suffered one.

The classes will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, and Wednesday, March 21, at the hospital’s community center, 1000 Carondelet Dr.  Persons only need to attend one class.

St. Joseph’s certified basic life support instructors will conduct the classes, and Dr. Francisco Lammoglia will explain the signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest.

The number of participants is limited.  Persons may contact Ericka Beeler to register or for more information at 816-943-2687 or Ericka.Beeler@primehealthcare.com.

 

 

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