Entries by Swope Health

Come to the Birthday Bash on July 27th!

We are throwing a party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Swope Health Services and YOU are invited! Join us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Swope Health Central, 3801 Blue Parkway. Here is the line-up of activities, all free and open to everyone: 10 a.m.: Rev. Wallace S. Hartzfeld Sr., […]

Stop Exploitation of Vulnerability

When Russ Tuttle gives a presentation on sex trafficking, he enters the room like a man on a mission. Which he is. He talks fast, telling story after story full of pain and suffering. He rattles off statistics, illustrating his tales with images, infographics and videos. He always comes back to the pain sex trafficking […]

Hidden in Plain Sight

Kansas City has a problem, but it is one you might not have heard about. Russ Tuttle wants to change that. The problem is sex trafficking of minors. It happens when vulnerable children are exploited for sexual abuse, typically by an adult posing as a caregiver, protector or trusted friend offering acceptance or support. Russ, […]

Swope Health is Open for Tours

On a recent afternoon, more than a dozen members of the Kansas City Plaza Rotary Club assembled in the lobby of Building A at Swope Health Services. From there, the Rotarians walked through the entire facility – from pediatrics to behavioral health, dental to optical, pharmacy to radiology and more. Directed by Dan Barnett, Swope […]

Swope Health’s Employment Service helps find “Dream Jobs” for clients

In March 2017, Swope Health started a new employment program for clients with the support of the State of Missouri’s Vocational Rehabilitation Service. In the first year, the program successfully placed 55 clients. IPS Supported Employment The program, called IPS Supported Employment, helps people with behavioral health conditions find competitive employment. The IPS in the […]

Trauma-Informed Care Techniques… Because we care.

At Swope Health, associates use trauma-informed care techniques to offer support and coping skills to help people who feel depressed, frightened, angry, helpless, overwhelmed or stressed. “Trauma-informed care is an awareness that everyone experiences trauma in their lives, in some way or another,” said Laurie Cox, Director of Integrated Recovery Services. “We understand that trauma […]

Explore a Career with Swope Health!

Swope Health is hosting a career fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center, 3700 Blue Parkway, Kansas City. The fair is free and open to anyone who is interested in learning about Swope Health. Hiring managers from most departments will be on hand to talk with […]