Since its opening on February 15th, 1999 Kansas Heart Hospital has engaged and embraced its responsibility to be a good corporate citizen. Over the years Kansas Heart Hospital has worked closely with the Sedgwick County Heart Association. Support for nursing education has been a priority based upon our mission and nursing centric model of healthcare delivery. Collaboration with St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas to promote educational seminars and staff training continues to support our educational mission. Various links below highlight our advocacy for community health and specialty hospital support.
American Heart Association[+]
Kansas Heart Hospital has been a partner with the Sedgwick County Heart Association since its opening in 1999 and has been a lead sponsor and contributor to the annual Heart Ball every year since 1999. Monies raised during this signature, black-tie event help fight the battle against heart disease through education and research. Also Kansas Heart Hospital supports the annual Sedgwick County Heart Association’s Heart Walk held each spring. Beginning in 2009 CPR Saturday has been hosted yearly by Kansas Heart Hospital for the general public in order to increase public awareness of the warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack and CPR’s life saving role. In 1999, Kansas Heart Hospital initiated the Sweetheart program for sophomore high school girls in order to educate, promote and develop a commitment to service, education and responsibility. Peggy Duick started the program in conjunction with the Sedgwick County Heart Association and the highlight of the program is the presentation of twenty high school girls with their fathers at the Heart Gala each year.
Physicians Hospitals of America[+]
Kansas Heart Hospital is a founding member of Physicians Hospitals of America and Physicians Hospitals of Kansas. These cardiovascular and specialty hospital trade organizations represent and support the mission and goals of specialty hospitals, cardiovascular hospitals, and surgical hospitals throughout Kansas and nationwide. Physician Hospitals of America initially was based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but has relocated to Washington DC.
Since 2010, Kansas Heart Hospital has partnered with Communities-In-Schools locally to address the educational needs of underprivileged high school students. Students shadow and are mentored at Kansas Heart Hospital concerning job opportunities in health care and healthcare related business fields. On site visits and instruction have been provided by employees of Kansas Heart Hospital at Wichita West High School.
St. Catherine Hospital Partnership[+]
Dr. Gregory Duick began serving St. Catherine Hospital and the Garden City area by providing a monthly outreach cardiologyclinic initially in August, 1984. For the next 25 years, Dr. Duick Dr. Darrell Youngman and beginning in 2004, Dr. Michael Lloyd, provided weekly outreach cardiology clinics at St. Catherine Hospital. With the growth of St. Catherine Hospital as a major western Kansas and eastern Colorado referral center, outreach cardiology clinics were replaced by Kansas Heart Hospital and St. Catherine Hospital joint venture efforts beginning in 2006 and jointly recruiting a locally based cardiologist in 2009 and an additional cardiologist in 2012.
Today, Kansas Heart Hospital vibrantly supports the St. Catherine Hospital cardiovascular program by providing educational support for EMT training, cath lab personnel training in Wichita and co-sponsoring the annual cardiovascular educational symposium held in April each year since 2010.
Kansas Heart Hospital has provided educational training and experiences for nurses in training from Butler Community College, Southwestern College in Winfield, the Capstone nursing program for students at Wichita State University and other area programs. Given the Kansas Heart Hospital’s nursing centered model of healthcare delivery, it is only fitting to have students experience the uniqueness of this approach as students receive their formal training in nursing.
Wichita Business Coalition on Healthcare[+]
The Wichita Business Coalition on Healthcare is an organization based in Wichita founded on the principles of providing quality, preventative healthcare initiatives and cost efficiencies by bringing together primary stakeholders which include health care providers and hospitals, employers, insurance companies and health plans. Kansas Heart Hospital maintains an active role in this organization and is represented at the Coalition board level.