Entries by Swope Health

Have a Healthy Heart!

In this month when hearts are the decoration everywhere for Valentine’s Day, it is a good idea to think about your own heart. After all, February is “American Heart Month,” a designation sponsored by the American Heart Association. According to Healthfinder.gov, heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for men and women in […]

We are Greater than HIV/Aids

Feb. 7, 2019, is the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – a day dedicated to outreach and education about the disproportionate impact HIV and AIDS has among African Americans. Swope Health, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wants you to have an opportunity to get tested for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) […]

A look back in time.

On a recent Friday afternoon, for just a moment, an audience at Swope Health Central hit the “pause” button to think about what life was like in 1995. The reason? The unsealing of a time capsule placed in the wall of the building by members of the Swope Health Board of Directors and staff members […]

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 […]