Medical Center to Host Senior Summit to Showcase Senior Care Services to Community
On Thursday March 14, 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
and selected by the community. St. Joseph Medical Center was awarded due
to their efforts in addressing acute senior behavioral health needs.
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 services our Senior Behavioral
Health Center offers are in high demand. This new unit is in response
to an important community need,” said Jodi Fincher, Chief Executive
Officer of St. Joseph Medical Center. “We are looking ahead, and
as the baby boomer generation ages, the need for this service will grow.
This unit will also complement our Senior Care Services program that includes
geriatric accredited emergency department, a comprehensive senior inpatient
program and Sister Margaret’s Senior Clinic.”
“I am honored to accept this award on behalf of St. Joseph Medical
Center” said Jodi Fincher. “We are committed to bringing the
best healthcare to seniors, to help ease the burden of illness on patients
and their family.”
St. Joseph Medical Center will be hosting a Senior Care Summit to showcase
the resources they have available to seniors. The Expo will include free
blood pressure screenings, free peripheral artery disease screenings and
will feature information about a variety of opportunities available to
seniors through several organizations throughout South Kansas City. St.
Joseph Medical Center will also provide a series of experts to discuss
our specialty care options for seniors. You can call 816-398-1929 with
any questions regarding the event. The Senior Expo will take place:
Friday, April 12, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
St. Joseph Medical Center
Community Center, Building D
1000 Carondelet Drive
Kansas City, MO, 64114