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Support Groups

Bariatric Support Group
First and Third Tuesday of every month
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph campus, CSJ Room in the Community Center for Health and Education (building D)
Contact person: Billy Croswell
Phone: 816-332-9508
Contact person: Barbara Hurt
Phone: 816-943-2875

Breast Cancer Survivor Support Group
Date: Second Thursday of each even-numbered month
Time: 5:45-7 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph campus, Community Center for Health and Education (building D), CSJ Room
Contact person: Colleen Johnson
Phone: 816-943-3176

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Date: First Monday of each month
Time: 2 p.m.
Phone: 816-943-4580

Date: First Tuesday
Time:11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Phone: 816-943-2782

Kansas City Area Lupus Support Group
Second Monday of each month
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Location: Kelleher/McDonnell Room
Phone: 800-958-7876 or 314-644-2222

Lyme Disease
Date: Fourth Thursday of each month
Time: 7 p.m.
Phone: 913-438-5963

Postpartum Adjustment Support Group
Date: Mondays
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Phone: To register, call 913-677-1300 

Date and Time: 9-10 a.m., Tuesdays and 1-2 p.m., Thursdays
Phone: Call 816-943-2040 for next meeting dates. 

Widowed Too Young: A Widow/Widower Support Group
Second, third and fourth Wednesday of each month (call to confirm)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: Kelleher/McDonnell Room
Community Center for Health and Education entrance - west side of St. Joseph Medical Center Campus
Contact Person: Linda Dost
Phone: 913-486-0520



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Voice of the Patient

  • “I enjoyed both the classes and the exercise. I seemed to get better with the exercise program the longer I attended, which, of course, is the whole point!”
  • “I admired the professionalism of the staff. They were all very cheerful and kept the classes lively and enjoyable. They all are a credit to the hospital.”
  • “Everyone who knows me and my exercise regimen, including my doctors, did not think I would find value in Cardiac Rehab, but I did and it was thanks to the staff.”
  • “The bond that develops between the class participants was an unexpected bonus!”
  • “The most helpful part of the program was the quality care provided by the five nurses. While running on the treadmill, I watched them work with and encourage each of the other patients. You have a great staff!”
  • “The entire program was excellent. The classes were great and the nursing staff was very knowledgeable.”
  • “This program is excellent; it was vital to my full recovery and restored health.”
  • “The program was outstanding. All of it was well planned and the staff was very professional; I appreciated their pleasant smiles and friendly voices.”
  • “The most helpful part of the program was clearly the nursing staff. They took time to clearly define and answer all questions and their working knowledge of anatomy was communicated in terms that all could understand. I especially benefited from the in-depth reviews concerning how the heart worked and how procedures and/or drugs could work to correct issues.”
  • “Thank you for your support and for guiding me through this difficult time. Words cannot express my gratitude for all you have done. Your kindness and compassion is greatly appreciated.”
  • “I was overwhelmed with your kindness and caring.”
  • “Thank you for your extraordinary kindness, guidance and support.”
  • “I could not have done this without you.”
  • “You all are my angels.”
  • “Thank you for your support in a time when I was freaking out.”
  • “The Breast Center put the care in health care.”
  • “I really did not have any comment about how it could have been better. I have been to (patient named 3 other area hospitals) and have had surgery at all three of those facilities. None of them even compare to St. Joseph. I’ve had very good experiences there. Your staff is very welcoming and if I have to have another procedure done. I plan on going to St. Joseph.”
  • “I think that the nurses did an excellent job in taking care of me – they were always there. They did just an excellent job-that’s what I really have to say. And the doctor too did an excellent job taking care of me. I found I got excellent care at St. Joe. I had a very good experience there and I highly recommend it. I had no problem whatsoever.”