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Published on March 29, 2019

New Health Resource Available at Gladstone Community Center

North Kansas City Hospital recently opened a Wellness Corner in the Gladstone Community Center, marking the third installment of the hospital’s NKCH Wellness Corner initiative. Designed to fully immerse the hospital’s footprint into Northland neighborhoods, NKCH’s Wellness Corners offer complimentary health screenings, education and consultations in convenient locations.

Gladstone Wellness Corner Ribbon Cutting

At the ribbon cutting, NKCH President and CEO Peggy Schmitt (holding scissors) addressed the local chamber and city leadership, including Gladstone Mayor Bill Garnos (shown to the right of Peggy in photo).


The NKCH Wellness Corner at the Gladstone Community Center aligns with our community focus,” said Randee Gannon, NKCH’s vice president of Marketing and Community Wellness. “We’ve provided health screenings to hundreds of people over many years by hosting health fairs at the Gladstone Community Center. This location was an obvious choice for an NKCH Wellness Corner partnership.”

Initially, the Gladstone location will offer blood pressure screenings and Ask-a-Nurse services. NKCH’s Community Health Nurse Leslie Martinez, LPN, said these services make a difference in the health of a community.

Northlander Yvonne Nance’s story reaffirms this notion. After monitoring Yvonne’s vitals for six weeks at the NKCH Wellness Corner at the North Kansas City YMCA, Martinez grew concerned and urged Yvonne to visit her doctor. Soon after, Yvonne underwent open heart surgery to clear an artery that was 95% blocked.

On March 19, hospital staff, City of Gladstone leaders and members of the local chambers gathered to officially recognize the opening of the NKCH Wellness Corner at the Gladstone Community Center.

Gladstone’s NKCH Wellness Corner, located at 6901 N Holmes St., is open to the general public.

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.

In 2018, NKCH earned Magnet® designation, the highest achievement for nursing excellence. The hospital’s oncology partnership with The University of Kansas Cancer Center provides our patients access to clinical trials only available at the nation’s leading cancer centers.

Through its Meritas Health subsidiary, NKCH offers the largest network of provider practices in the Northland, with more than 140 primary and specialty care physicians in 30 convenient locations, including express care clinics in the Liberty, Gladstone and 64th Street Hy-Vee stores.

NKCH also operates Wellness Corners located in the North Kansas City YMCA, the Gladstone Community Center and Zona Rosa shopping center. The Wellness Corners offer free blood pressure checks; the opportunity to talk with a nurse; programming on obesity, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease; health fairs and basic screenings; and wellness events.

The hospital’s mission, vision and values reflect a strong commitment to the health and well-being of the Northland community and beyond. Each year, NKCH sponsors approximately 60 charitable and community organizations and serves more than 24,000 people through its dynamic Community Health & Wellness programs.

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