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Do you have old medicine in your home? Want to get rid of it? Then Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Price Chopper and Hen House Markets have just the place for you! Tomorrow from 10 a.m – 2 p.m. residents can drop off unused, unneeded or expired prescription medicine at several locations throughout Johnson County. These locations are part of a cooperative effort between the sheriff’s Office, DEA and local police departments.
In addition, in partnership with the Regional Prevention Center, The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office now has a permanent Prescription Drug Take Back Drop Box location at the Courthouse in Olathe, 125 N. Cherry. This location is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
Check the flyer below, or visit this link for a list of locations that you can take your prescription drugs for safe disposal. For more information, call Menorah Medical Center at (913) 498-6000.
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During this week we recognize our volunteers for their outstanding contributions in supporting patients and their families. Volunteers in the healthcare industry are a critical element of personalized, compassionate patient care.
At Menorah Medical Center, we encourage the community to show their support for dedicated healthcare volunteers and get involved by seeking their own volunteer opportunities. For more information about the importance of volunteering and how your efforts can make a difference, contact Menorah Medical Center today. You can reach us on our website or by calling us at (913) 498-6062.
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Breast cancer is an important health issue for all women, and at Menorah Medical Center, we provide complete breast care for women in the Kansas City community looking to prevent the impact of this disease. Here is a brief tour of the services we offer at our Breast Center, which is accredited through the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
Mammograms are a standard screening test used to diagnose breast cancer. Our Breast Center utilizes the latest digital mammography systems to provide the lowest risk screening procedures available today. When growths are identified through a mammogram, we provide breast MRIs and biopsies on site to create more accurate diagnoses for early and effective treatment.
If you receive a breast cancer diagnosis, you’ll have many treatment options to help you fight this disease. Surgery, Mammosite Radiation Therapy, and hormonal therapies can all be a part of your breast cancer treatment plan. You will find that all these therapies are available at our Breast Center. Our specialized oncologists and nursing staff will work closely with you to help find the most appropriate therapies for your situation. Reconstructive surgeries are also performed at our Breast Center to help women restore their confidence after surviving breast cancer.
Support and Personal Services
No matter what treatment path you choose, you do not have to take on breast cancer alone when you are treated at Menorah Medical Center. We provide on-site counseling, support groups, and educational courses that offer the detailed and customized support you need throughout your breast cancer diagnosis and treatment or the treatment of a loved one.
If you are past due for your next mammogram, you can schedule one at the Menorah Medical Center Breast Center by calling (913) 871-8457. You can also find more details about our breast cancer care and other women’s health services by visiting our website.
Last updated 2 months ago
If you are facing a cancer diagnosis, radiation therapy may be recommended as part of your treatment plan. CyberKnife can make this therapy a more safe, effective, and precise radiation option than conventional therapies. Below are the answers to some common questions asked about CyberKnife technology at Menorah Medical Center.
Who is a candidate for CyberKnife treatment?
The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System is a suitable therapy for a number of different types of cancers, including brain tumors, lung cancer, liver cancer, and head and neck cancers. Anyone who is a candidate for conventional radiation should be able to receive CyberKnife treatment. There are even some cases that can be treated with CyberKnife after conventional radiation has been ruled out as an option.
How long does treatment take?
During each treatment session, CyberKnife delivers a highly concentrated, focused beam of radiation directly at the cancerous tissue. Only about 2-5 treatments are needed in total, and these can be given over a period of several days. The exact duration of your treatment depends on the type and stage of your cancer.
Are there side effects associated with CyberKnife?
CyberKnife treatment itself is not painful for patients, and it is performed with no general anesthesia, which can cause some minor side effects. Because the healthy tissue surrounding treated tumors is not targeted at all during treatment, patients experience minimal side effects during and after CyberKnife treatment. The whole treatment process with CyberKnife is non-surgical, so there is no risk of infection or blood loss. These distinct advantages allow CyberKnife to be used for treatment of tumors previously diagnosed as inoperable.
To learn more about CyberKnife and the other cancer treatment technologies offered at Menorah Medical Center, contact us on our website or by calling (913) 871-8457. Along with superior cancer care, you can find health education services and cancer support groups located within our Kansas City facilities.
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HCA Midwest Health System, Kansas City’s largest healthcare provider, is proud to celebrate its 10-year anniversary in the Greater Kansas City area. Since acquiring the facilities in April 2003, HCA Midwest Health System’s 10 hospitals, outpatient centers, physician clinics and ambulatory surgery centers have focused on providing high-quality, compassionate healthcare to the community with some of the most advanced technology, programs and services available.
As the area’s largest private sector employer with more than 9,000 employees, HCA Midwest Health System is the area’s leading provider of charity and uncompensated care, and annually donates more than $1.2 million to local charities. Since April 2003, HCA Midwest Health System has invested more than $845 million to enhance and expand patient services and has paid more than $216 million in taxes to local communities.
“The 10-year anniversary is a great reminder of how much has been accomplished for the betterment of healthcare in our community,” says Mel Lagarde, President of HCA MidAmerica Division, which includes HCA Midwest. “The hospitals, physicians, clinical staffs and employees of HCA Midwest Health System have a relentless focus on excellence in healthcare for residents of the communities we touch every day. As Kansas City’s largest healthcare network that provides a full range of services from primary and specialty care to hospital care, we are continually exploring ways to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of the care we provide, including innovative technology. And while we focus on our patients and families in our hospitals, we never lose sight of playing a vital role in the economic health of our community as well.”
The hospitals and facilities of HCA Midwest Health System have received numerous awards, accreditations and recognitions including:
- Five hospitals on the Joint Commission’s list of top performers—more than any other healthcare system in the community.
- Market leader in all reportable key quality measures including acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, pneumonia and surgery (SCIP).
- Five hospitals with Society of Chest Pain Centers accreditation.
- Five hospitals certified by The Joint Commission as primary stroke centers.
- Five accredited trauma centers (one Level 1, two Level 2s and two Level 3s).
- Four hospital cancer programs accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
- Four hospital breast programs fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
- Four accredited Neonatal Intensive Care Units (one Level 3b, two Level 3as, one Level 2).
- Multiple American Heart Association Get With the Guideline awards in Heart Failure, STEMI and Stroke.
- Research Psychiatric Center recipient of 2012 Missouri Quality Award.
HCA Midwest Health System and its hospitals promote wellness and education through health fairs, educational programs and lectures on topics such as concussion management, breast cancer and prostate cancer early detection, heart health and complimentary health screenings. HCA Midwest Health System also participates in citywide events such as the American Cancer Society Making Strides Walk; American Heart Association’s Heart Walk; Go Red for Women; March of Dimes Bikers for Babies; the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night event; the American Cancer Society Relay for Life; Giggle with Gilda; and the Kansas City Free Health Clinic, to name a few.
Kevin J. Hicks, President and Chief Executive Officer of Research Medical Center, part of HCA Midwest Health System, notes the responsibility each hospital has to make a difference in the communities they serve.
“Part of our mission is to embrace our communities with high-quality, compassionate care—integral to the well-being of those we serve,” says Hicks. “We strive to care for every patient using the best evidence-based medicine. Excellent healthcare is what all patients expect and deserve.”
Hospital Corporation of America, the parent company of HCA Midwest Health System and one of the nation’s largest healthcare providers with 163 hospitals and 110 freestanding surgery centers, was recently named one of the Ethisphere Institute's 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies. It is the fourth straight year HCA has achieved the distinction.
The upcoming HCA Midwest Health System 2013 Community Report is scheduled for release later this April. For more information, visit hcamidwest.com.
About HCA Midwest Health System
HCA Midwest Health System is the Kansas City area’s largest healthcare provider, consisting of 10 hospitals, outpatient centers, clinics, physician practices, surgery centers and an array of other services to meet the healthcare needs of the greater Kansas City area. HCA Midwest Health System is also the area’s largest private sector employer with more than 9,000 employees, the largest provider of charity and uncompensated care, and annually donates more than $1.2 million to local charities. Since April 2003, HCA Midwest Health System has invested more than $845 million to enhance and expand patient services and has paid more than $216 million in taxes to local communities. HCA Midwest Health System facilities serving the Kansas City area include Research Medical Center, Research Psychiatric Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, Lee’s Summit Medical Center, Belton Regional Medical Center, Lafayette Regional Health Center, Allen County Hospital and Cass Regional Medical Center. Midwest Physicians, which is part of HCA Midwest Health System, is a network of experienced, multi-specialty physicians located throughout the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Midwest Physicians currently represents 345 physicians, including 146 primary care providers and 194 specialists with 81 physician practices providing care in 150 locations to serve the community. The physicians, licensed professionals and support staff who comprise the HCA Midwest Health System team are dedicated to improving healthcare in the Greater Kansas City and outlying areas.
For more information, visit hcamidwest.com. To find a doctor, call (816) 751-3000 or (913) 541-7400.