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Published on November 21, 2017

NKCH’s 25th Annual “Chip In for Charity” Raises $147,000 for Northland Charities

The 25th annual North Kansas City Hospital “Chip In for Charity” golf tournament was held at Paradise Pointe Golf Complex on September 16. Thanks to the generosity of 37 sponsors and the participation of 120 golfers, the event raised more than $147,000 to benefit Northland charities. All of the funds raised from the tournament remain local, supporting Charlie’s House, Hillcrest Platte County and Northland Early Education Center. Checks were presented to the organizations on October 30.

“North Kansas City Hospital is committed to providing hope and healing to every life we touch,” said Peggy Schmitt, president and CEO of NKCH. “We believe these three organizations embody that commitment.”

Charlie's House

Charlie’s House started after the tragic death of Charlie Horn, a 2-year-old Kansas City boy who died when he attempted to climb a 30-inch dresser in his home. This not-for-profit organization is dedicated to keeping the community informed and engaged in preventing injuries to children in and around the home.

Hillcrest Platte County

Hillcrest Platte County is focused on moving homeless families and singles from homelessness to self-sufficiency by teaching life skills, employment, community living and budgeting.

Northland Early Education Center

Northland Early Education Center provides early education and therapy services to children with special needs, age birth to five, and early education services to children with typical needs in a fully-inclusive classroom environment.
Over the past 25 years, North Kansas City Hospital’s “Chip in for Charity” event has raised $2.8 million for local charities.

Accepting Applications for 2018

The hospital’s Board of Trustees is accepting submissions from organizations interested in being considered as recipients of the 2018 event. Get the full recipient criteria and instructions for submission.

Submissions must be received by January 5, 2018.

About North Kansas City Hospital and Meritas Health

For more than half a century, North Kansas City Hospital has been the Northland’s preferred healthcare provider. The hospital serves the community with 451 licensed beds, more than 3,000 employees, and 492 physiciansrepresenting 46 medical specialties. From a Level III neonatal intensive care unit to home health and hospice services, NKCH provides a lifetime of care.

NKCH offers award-winning cardiovascular and orthopedic programs. The hospital's oncology partnership with The University of Kansas Cancer Centerprovides patients access to clinical trials only available at the nation’s leading cancer centers.

Through its Meritas Health subsidiary, North Kansas City Hospital offers the largest network of physician practices in the Northland, with more than 140 physicians and 30 advanced practitioners in 30 convenient locations, including express care clinics in the Liberty, Gladstone and 64th Street Hy-Vee stores.

The hospital’s mission, vision and values reflect a strong commitment to the health and well-being of the Northland community and beyond. Last year, NKCH sponsored 60 charitable and community organizations and served more than 24,000 people through its dynamic Community Health & Wellnessprograms. And, it recently became the first hospital in Kansas City to offer a zero-percent financing option to help patients manage their medical expenses.