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Published on November 29, 2016

New Partnership Expands Prenatal Care in the Northland

Samuel U. Rodgers Health CenterExpectant mothers in the Northland will have easier access to prenatal care thanks to a new partnership between North Kansas City Hospital and Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center. The two healthcare providers will work together to provide quality care through every stage of pregnancy.

“We are excited to further serve the families of the Northland through this partnership with North Kansas City Hospital,” said Hilda Fuentes, president and CEO of Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center. “Not only will we be able to provide quality healthcare services, but we will be able to deliver them in a convenient location.”

North Kansas City Hospital donated the office space for the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center Northland Prenatal and Pediatric Clinic, which opens in mid-January 2017.

“We are excited to further serve the families of the Northland through this partnership with North Kansas City Hospital,”

~ Hilda Fuentes, president and CEO of Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center.

Through the partnership, Samuel U. Rodgers healthcare professionals will provide prenatal care until the final weeks of pregnancy. At that time, the clinic will transfer the mother, along with her medical records, to a Meritas Health obstetrician, who will oversee her care and the baby’s delivery at North Kansas City Hospital. After the delivery, mother and baby will return to Samuel U. Rodgers for their postpartum health needs.

“When our obstetricians have access to the prenatal care and services the mother received, they can provide appropriate care and achieve positive outcomes for both mother and baby,” said Jody Abbott, senior vice president and chief operating officer at North Kansas City Hospital. “Our partnership is a creative way to join forces. We are excited to work with an organization
that understands how to support and provide the highest level of services and infrastructure for this patient population.”

Clinic Information

Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center Northland Prenatal and Pediatric Clinic
5330 North Oak Trafficway, Suite 104
North Kansas City, MO 64118

816.474.4920

About Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center

Rodgers Health has been a leader in providing quality, compassionate health care to the Kansas City community for almost 50 years. We have an experienced and dedicated team of board-certified physicians, nurses, therapists and support staff providing medical, dental and behavioral health services to over 25,000 patients last year. Those patients span in age from infants, children and teens, to adults and seniors, who rely on us to meet their health care needs.

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 520 physicians representing 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 and advanced cancer treatment options, including world-class care through a partnership with the region’s only National Cancer Institute-designated program.

Through its Meritas Health subsidiary, North Kansas City Hospital offers the largest network of physician practices in the Northland, with 135 physicians and 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 & Wellness programs. And, it recently became the first hospital in Kansas City to offer a zero-percent financing option to help patients manage their medical expenses.

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