Breaking Ground on University Health Community Care Linwood
Truman Medical Centers is thrilled to have ‘officially’ broken ground a unique partnership designed to improve Kansas City’s health and wellness. We are talking about a one-of-a-kind project: a health clinic in a Kansas City YMCA.
University Health at the Linwood Y will be a 7,000-square foot clinic serving YMCA members and those in the surrounding community. Providers at the clinic will be able to refer people to YMCA programs to help them manage their conditions. The goal is to reduce and manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, and high blood pressure to create a healthier, more physically active Kansas City. “I have long said that healthcare shouldn’t just happen within the four walls of a hospital,” said Truman CEO, Charlie Shields. “Truman Medical Centers has been working for years to get out into the community with neighborhood clinics and at grocery stores. But this is the first time we will be providing care in a YMCA.”