Entries by Swope Health

Question, Persuade and Refer: Steps to Prevent Suicide

Each year, more than 41,000 people die by suicide, leaving grief-stricken and broken-hearted family, and friends, and community members in their wake. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) designated September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a time to call attention to the issue of suicide. At Swope Health, suicide prevention is a regular […]

It’s Hard to be a Kid

Remember what it’s like to be a kid? No jobs, bills or deadlines. You get to play all day. It’s carefree, right? Not really. Kids face stress and can feel overwhelmed by pressure, too. Actually, says Teresa Strub, Children’s Services Program Director at Swope Health, there are a vast number of stressors facing kids today, […]

A New Home in the Northland

Swope Health-Northland, our newest location, held an open house and ribbon cutting on July 19, 2019. Dozens of associates, supporters and community members participated and toured the newly remodeled 6,200 square-foot facility at 2906 N.W. Vivion Road in Riverside. “This is a newly renovated building with all new equipment,” said Dr. Kenneth Thomas, Chief Medical […]

Learn about Breastfeeding

Sabrina Holliman, Chief Compliance Officer at Swope Health, is getting ready for a new challenge – she will become a first-time mom within a few months. When she started wondering about breastfeeding, she didn’t have to look far for information. She turned to her colleagues for answers. Treva Smith, a Community Education Specialist in the […]

Smokin’ hot BBQ raises funds for Heater Meals

Mmmm. What is that delicious aroma? It is the product of the secret recipes of a couple of part-time barbecue chefs – Don Rau, Swope Health facilities manager, and John Morris, Swope Health supervisor of materials management. The two colleagues are cooking up a BBQ lunch for their colleagues as a fundraiser for our Outreach […]

Want to Quit Smoking? Learn about Quit2Live³

Researchers at the University of Kansas have uncovered a paradox about smoking and African-Americans. About 15 percent of African-Americans are smokers, a number that is about the same as non-Hispanic whites. Although African-American smokers generally smoke less – 13 cigarettes a day compared to 17 a day for non-Hispanic whites – African-American smokers experience more […]

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 […]