St. Joseph Medical Center- Kansas City
As a division of Carondelet Health and a member of Ascension Health, St. JosephMedicalCenter is a JCAHO, Magnet designated, 300-bed hospital offering a full array of acute care, outpatient and extended care services. The AmericanNursesCredentialingCenter, the nation's leading credentialing organization, has awarded St. JosephMedicalCenter with Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services. Attaining nursing's top honor means that the medical center has met the toughest standards. Research shows that patients at Magnet hospitals are significantly more satisfied with their care and have better outcomes.
Included in the medical center services are a 24-hour emergency department, state of the art endoscopy lab, pain center, the Community Center for Health and Education, the medical mall and the Carondelet Heart Institute. The Carondelet Heart Institute (CHI) is a "hospital within a hospital" at St. JosephMedicalCenter, focusing on cardiovascular services. It offers state-of-the-art cardiovascular care, which addresses the personal and spiritual needs of each individual. CHI offers three digital cardiac catheterization labs, an electrophysiology lab to address patients' heart rhythm problems, an extensive area of non-invasive testing and cardiac risk screening and a personal heart advocate for each patient. The Medical Mall at St. JosephMedicalCenter provides outpatient services at one convenient location including rehabilitation therapy, a pulmonary clinic, emergency services, pre-admission testing, imaging, mammography and ultrasound services, Seniors Clinic and outpatient surgery. The mall also houses physician offices and health-related support services including a gift shop, food court, retail pharmacy and a bank. Long-term skilled nursing care is available close to the medical center by Carondelet Manor and Villa Saint Joseph.
Kansas Citians enjoy a standard of living higher than most. Friendly and down-to-earth, the city is also surprisingly cosmopolitan. A careful regard for beauty is evident throughout the city.
St. Joseph Medical Center is located in south Kansas City, Missouri, right on the Missouri-Kansas state line. Just across the border are the communities of Leawood and Overland Park, Kansas – among the fastest growing cities in the nation.
The Kansas City Metro Area
Kansas City is a great place to live. Located near the geographic and populations centers of the nation, Kansas City is truly the “Heart of America,” rich in history and tradition. The metro area straddles the Missouri-Kansas state line.
Besides boasting the greatest barbeque and world-class steaks, Kansas City is famous for its beautiful fountains (more than 200), boulevards, Art Deco and Mediterranean-style buildings. It’s home to the nations first outdoor shopping district, The Country Club Plaza. Even today, the famed CountyClubPlaza, with its Spanish influence, combines the best of the old world and new. Other attractions include the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Missouri Repertory Theatre, Starlight Theatre, The Kansas City Zoo, the Kansas CityMuseum, the National World War I Museum, Liberty Memorial and the NegroLeaguesBaseballMuseum. Kansas City is the home of the Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) and Royals (MLB), and the Kansas Speedway, host of NASCAR and IRL races. Other new attractions include: the Sprint Center, College Basketball Experience, Power & Light District, Kauffman Center for Performing Arts,