Entries by Swope Health

Offering Hope – A Cure for Hepatitis C

Larry H. of Independence had struggled with health issues for years. He had bad teeth and a damaged immune system, which led to his retirement. When a friend recommended Swope Health, he thought he’d try it for dental care. He couldn’t have predicted the journey that followed. In April, he sought dental care but learned […]

Meet Priscilla Perez Schmid, our Registered Dietician!

Priscilla Perez Schmid is a Registered Dietitian who has joined Swope Health with the goal of developing a new service to assist patients with their nutritional health. Over time, she plans to build a team of registered dietitians who will perform clinical assessments and make recommendations for treatment of conditions that might be helped with […]

Asthma Training Breathes New Life into Kansas City Pediatric Clinic

This post, by the American Lung Association editorial staff, was originally published on Oct. 28, 2019, at the association’s “Each Breath” blog. When dealing with a long-term condition, the importance of continuing treatment by taking medication on schedule and as prescribed can become a hassle—particularly for asthma sufferers. Studies have shown that both children and […]

Swope Health wins International Relations Council Award

Swope Health recently was honored to receive the International Relations Council’s (IRC) 2019 Award for Contributions to the Community. This award is given to an individual, organization or company who has contributed to economic growth in the area and has shown exemplary service to their community. The IRC, through a release announcing the award stated: “For […]

Swope Health Hosts Opioid Discussion with Missouri Attorney General

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt heard first-hand from Swope Health providers, peer counselors, social service providers, rehabilitative housing specialists, public defenders and the police department about needs in combatting the opioid abuse issue in the Kansas City area. The discussion, held at Swope Health Central, was part of the Attorney General’s listening tour to better […]

Making behavioral health services more accessible through telepsychiatry.

As the name suggests, telepsychiatry delivers behavioral health services across a distance through technology, usually through a computer or video conferencing system.  Swope Behavioral Health introduced this service in 2018 and patients are embracing it. “Most of our patients are comfortable speaking with a provider on a screen,” said Dr. Nallu Reddy, Chief of Psychiatry at […]

Swope Health is celebrated at 50th Anniversary Gala

Half century of battling healthcare disparities in KC community highlighted at Swope Health 50th Anniversary Gala. Community leaders, elected officials, public health and education CEOs gathered at the Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, November 16, to celebrate Swope Health’s remarkable achievements over the last 50 years. Swope Health Founder – E. Frank Ellis Swope Health founder, […]

Swope Health Goes Back To School

Swope Health associates are heading back to school, right along with students at Benjamin Banneker Elementary School in the Kansas City Public School District. The associates are part of a new pilot program to support students and teachers. Three days a week, a Swope Health Child and Family Services Interventionist will work with kids referred […]

Donations Produce New Bounty of Art 

If you’ve visited Swope Health recently, you might have seen the new displays of hand-painted leaves fluttering from the ceiling in Building C. These leaves, along with dozens of canvases, watercolors, decoupage creations, hand-made coasters and other artwork, are the result of a generous donation of art supplies from Artist & Craftsman Supply, 229 Southwest […]