Entries by Swope Health

Walk a mile in my shoes…

Let’s think about socks for a minute. You probably barely give them a thought, until one goes missing in the wash. But for the people in our community without regular, permanent housing, those simple socks can make a big difference, says Rachel Melson, Doctor of Nursing Practice, who works in Swope Health’s outreach and Mobile […]

New Year, New Look!

By Michelle Keller, Vice President, Community Engagement, Development & Outreach. Hello!  Do you see something different here today? We have created a new look for Swope Health, at the same time we celebrate 50 years of service to our community. The leadership team and Board of Directors agreed a new look would be an excellent […]

Mission Possible: The Best Champs Holiday Party Ever!

ScriptPro, a Kansas City-area company that provides pharmacy software, robotics and management programs, has taken on a new task this quarter. The company’s employees, part of a program called Community Connection, are putting on a holiday party for the SHS Champs program. “We love giving back,” said Erin Pagel, Manager of Strategic Pharmacy Services at […]

You Can Reduce Holiday Anxiety – Here’s How

Yes, it’s the holiday season. It’s a time for giving and sharing, laughing and loving, and gatherings with family and friends. For many people, it’s also a time filled with stress-inducing scenarios. Do you cringe at the thought of… Dealing with crowds at malls and stores? Finding the right gifts and being able to afford […]

KCCAN! Supports SHS Champs

Here’s a big shout-out to KCCAN! (Kansas City Children’s Assistance Network), which has provided an $11,000 grant to the Champs program at Swope Health Services. The Champs program is a monthly youth group for children ages 5 to 17 who are enrolled in the Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (CPRP), said Tiffany Clinton, Community Support Supervisor. […]

Awash in socks and suds!

The Fourth Annual Socks and Hops, held Saturday, Nov. 10, raised awareness of SHS’s Healthcare for the Homeless program while participants raised their glasses filled with the products of local craft breweries. The event also raised more than $29,000 and collected more than 15,000 pairs of socks – exceeding last year’s tally of 4,000 pairs. […]

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, as designated by the American Diabetes Association, to raise awareness of diabetes, which affects one person in 11. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and one in four don’t know they have it. Linda Allen, a […]

Independence Clinic launches full-team initiative to tackle diabetes

The staff at Swope Health Services-Independence has launched an all-hands-on-deck initiative to identify diabetes in their patients, help manage the chronic disease, and most importantly, work to prevent it. The program is the brainchild of Dr. Naiomi Jamal, who holds both a medical degree and Master’s degree in public health. “I am always focused on […]