Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Implosion Clears Path for Rockhill Greens Community

On April 15, 2012, the implosion of the 6700 Troost building took place on the Research Brookside Campus, clearing a path for the new 13-acre Rockhill Greens community that will include assisted living, independent senior housing, restaurants, coffee shop, grocery store, walking trail and community garden.

Donate Life Month

On April 13, in recognition of National Donate Life Month, Dana Maguire, RN, Darinda Reberry, RN, and several members of Midwest Transplant Network and Transplant Institute staff at Research Medical Center dedicated two significant walls near the Intensive Care Unit. The first wall is the Tree of Life Donor Memorial, recognizing those patients and families who have given the ultimate gift of life through organ, tissue and eye donation. The second wall is the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Medal of Honor, celebrating a tradition of excellence in the care we provide those patients and how we support their families.

VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit

The VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit at Research Medical Center is located on the 7th Floor. Sixteen private patient rooms offer a restful, home-like atmosphere where pain and other symptoms can be managed efficiently and compassionately. The unit is staffed 24/7 by VITAS’ experienced hospice team. A hospice physician, licensed nurses, a social worker, chaplain and volunteers all work together to enhance quality of life for patients and support their families. 

Take a tour of the VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit

Goppert-Trinity Family Care Receives NCQA Recognition

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has officially recognized Goppert-Trinity Family Care as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home. The clinic was part of a two-year pilot project sponsored by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas.

The Patient-Centered Medical Home model focuses on increased access for patients, improved electronic documentation, defined chronic disease management and quality outcome measurement. Level 3 certification is the highest attainable level of recognition and Goppert-Trinity’s certification runs through 2015.

Goppert-Trinity Family Care is part of the Midwest Physicians Network in Kansas City and associated with Research Medical Center. It is located at 6675 Holmes on the Research Brookside Campus, and is the primary clinic site for the Research Family Medicine Residency Program.