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

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(Kansas City, MO – February, 20th 2018) – 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 selection of businesses was nominated by the community based on their impact on south Kansas City. St. Joseph Medical Center was awarded due to their efforts in addressing the need for 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 proactively taken 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, Parkinson’s support groups, YMCA Silver Sneakers classes, and more, all in one convenient setting. Transportation to the clinic is provided at no cost to ensure patients can make their doctors’ appointments. “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.”

St. Joseph Medical Center will be hosting a Senior Care Expo to showcase the resources they have available to seniors. The Expo will include free blood pressure screenings, free QuantaFlo screenings and information about a variety of opportunities available to seniors through several organizations, including exercise and fitness classes, cooking and nutrition classes, and educational programs on a variety of topics such as managing diabetes and hypertension. St. Joseph will also provide a series of healthcare experts to discuss our specialty care options for seniors.

Wednesday February 28th, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. St. Joseph Medical Center, Alex George Auditorium 1000 Carondelet Drive Kansas City, MO, 64114