Community Benefit Report

Caring for Our Communities

North Kansas City Hospital’s commitment to caring goes beyond providing quality healthcare. We offer a variety of community wellness programs, and we support charities and organizations that focus on making the Northland a healthier place to live and work. Our annual Community Benefits Report details our outreach and involvement. (print version)

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Community Health & Wellness

Over 11,160 people participated in our community programs in our Fiscal Year 2018.

  • 1,811 members of Club W, our free women's program
  • 3,320 community members participated in fitness and health educations classes
  • 2,900 volunteer hours were logged by hospital employees
  • 118 volunteer requests were submitted by the community through the Online Volunteer Portal
  • 511 people attended our free monthly Lunch & Learn series
  • 560 CPR certifications were issued from 46 CPR classes
  • 3,370 people received consultation with a community nurse at a NKCH Wellness Corner
  • 675 people attended a health fair resulting in 386 counseling sessions with doctors or nurses

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Community Health Initiatives

The Community Health Needs Assessment helped NKCH choose three key initiatives to support. Data is based on Cycle Two (2016-2018).

Reduce Obesity

Goal: Increase exercise and healthy eating resources to help reduce obesity in the Northland.

Reduce Opioid Overdoses

Goal: Improve access to care and implement services to reduce opioid drug overdoses in Clay and Platte counties.

Serve Our Aging Population

Goal: Improve and increase services to better meet the health needs of our aging Northland population.

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Community Programs. Distinctions. Partnerships.

We take pride in being active in our community. But, we couldn't do it without the help of our valued partners.


Magnet RecognizedNKCH earned Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center — the highest achievement a hospital can receive for nursing excellence.

NKCH Wellness Corner

NKCH Wellness CornerThe hospital operates three Wellness Corners, one inside the North Kansas City YMCA, one at the Zona Rosa Shopping Center, and a third in the Gladstone Community Center, extending its healthcare outreach deeper into the community. The Wellness Corners at the Northland YMCA and Gladstone Community Center are staffed by nurses who provided blood pressure and lipid/glucose screenings. The Zona Rosa space hosts classes and events promoting health and wellness.

NorthCare Hospice

NorthCare HospiceNKCH donates administrative and patient care space to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, and its subsidiary, NorthCare Hospice House, located in the hospital. The organization offers comprehensive hospice services at home or in a care facility.

Northland CAPS

Northland CAPS

NKCH now hosts 100 students per day during the school year. The Northland CAPS program offers hands on, career-oriented experiences for students in seven Northland school districts. NKCH also provides job shadow and internship opportunities for students in all five strands of the program.

Samuel U. Rodgers

Samuel U Rodgers Health Center

NKCH donates office space for the Samuel E. Rodgers Northland Prenatal and Pediatric Clinic, where expectant mothers who qualify for Medicaid have access to prenatal care and delivery services.

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