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Published on May 04, 2016

North Kansas City Hospital and Hy-Vee Announce Grand Opening of
Gladstone Meritas Health Express Clinic

Meritas Health ExpressGladstone residents now have a convenient new choice for nonemergency healthcare. Meritas Health, a subsidiary of North Kansas City Hospital, is pleased to announce the grand opening of its second Meritas Health Express walk-in care clinic inside the Gladstone Hy-Vee, located at 7117 N. Prospect Ave. The location is the second of five express care clinics planned for the Northland.

“There is a growing demand for accessible, convenient care,” said Linda Coventon, Meritas Health network executive. “Meritas Health Express helps bridge the gap between a primary care provider and the emergency room. It also gives patients the option to receive care after-hours or on weekends when primary care offices are traditionally closed.”

HyVeeThe walk-in clinic is staffed by nurse practitioners with medical oversight provided by physicians with Meritas Health, the largest network of healthcare provider practices in the Northland. Open seven days a week, the clinic will provide medical services for adults and children 18 months and older. Services include immunizations, physical exams, wellness screenings, and treatment for minor illnesses, injuries and skin conditions.

“Taking care of our customers is a top priority for Hy-Vee. We are excited to work with Meritas Health to bring Gladstone residents access to convenient health and wellness services,” said Nick Haider, store director of the Gladstone Hy-Vee.

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. NKCH is an acute-care facility with 451 licensed beds and 550 physicians representing 49 medical specialties. From a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, to award-winning cardiovascular and orthopedic programs, to home health and hospice, NKCH provides a lifetime of care.

NKCH offers advanced treatment options, including world class cancer 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 healthcare provider practices in the Northland, with more than 117 primary and specialty care physicians in 34 convenient locations, including an express care clinic in the Liberty and Gladstone Hy-Vee stores.

The hospital’s mission, vision and values reflect a strong commitment to the health and wellness 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.

About Hy-Vee, Inc.

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating 240 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $9.3 billion annually. Hy-Vee ranks among the top 25 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States. Supermarket News, the authoritative voice of the food industry, has honored the company with a Whole Health Enterprise Award for its leadership in providing services and programs that promote a healthy lifestyle. For more information, visit

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