Entries by Swope Health

4 Tips for Avoiding Bug Bites This Summer

Post written by Britney Lesher, BSN, RN – Clinic Manager, Pediatrics and OB/GYN clinics – Swope Health Central Now that school’s out, we’re likely to be spending a lot more time outdoors in our glorious summer weather. And so are the bugs! So here are a few suggestions to help avoid bug bites: 1)    Stay away from […]

Summer sports? Time for a sports physical.

Post written by Britney Lesher, BSN, RN – Clinic Manager, Pediatrics and OB/GYN clinics – Swope Health Central If your high school student is signing up for any summer league sports like soccer, baseball or swimming, he or she is going to need a sports physical. It’s not just a good idea — it’s a requirement. Both […]

One Call Does It All!

Did you know you can make an appointment for any SHS location by calling just one number? You can! Just dial 816-923-5800 and you’ll be connected to our centralized call center. Use this number to schedule, reschedule or cancel appointments for medical and dental services at any of our locations. (To schedule an appointment in […]

Dr. Karmen Smith Honors Mother and Supports SHS

On Friday, May 15, SHS hosted a luncheon with Dr. Karmen Smith, a Trauma Specialist and Ordained Minister based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Smith’s “A Legacy of Compassion” presentation reflected on the career and philosophy of her mother, Kanzetta Harris, a former social worker with SHS. The Kanzetta Harris House, one of the SHS group […]

Legacy of Compassion May 15 Luncheon Event

As part of our celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, Swope Health Services is proud to host a luncheon with Dr. Karmen Smith, who will speak on “A Legacy of Compassion.” Dr. Smith’s presentation will describe the career and philosophy of her mother, Kanzetta Harris, a former social worker with Swope Health Services. The Kanzetta […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

I’m Mark Miller, Vice President of Behavioral Health Services. May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and I welcome the opportunity to highlight this important aspect of our lives.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimate that, every year, one in four adults in the U.S. experience a mental health problem.  The sad thing is […]

Welcome to the New Swope Health Services Web Site!

Post written by Michelle Keller, Vice President of Patient Services Anyone who knows me, knows I love my dog. Her name is Copper Belle and she’s a retired racing greyhound. Besides treats (her favorite is peanut butter), she loves going to doggie daycare. Whenever I call her doggie daycare, I’m cheerfully greeted by “It’s a […]