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St. Joseph Medical Center is SKCC Community Impact Award Winner in 2018, SJMC in south KC has proactively been taking steps to make their lives easier. The new inpatient/outpatient senior program at SJMC offers patients coordinated medical services, a specialized geriatric emergency room, expertise from geriatric trained nurses and physicians, free health screenings, educational services.\n

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st joseph medical center is skcc community impact

St. Joseph Medical Center is SKCC Community Impact Award Winner in

2018, SJMC in south KC has proactively been taking steps to make their

lives easier. The new inpatient/outpatient senior program at SJMC offers

patients coordinated medical services, a specialized geriatric emergency

room, expertise from geriatric trained nurses and physicians, free health

screenings, educational services like computer classes and CPR for seniors,

Parkinson’s and other health related support groups, YMCA Silver Sneakers

classes, and more, all in one convenient setting. Transportation to the clinic is

provided at no cost to patients.

The Senior Suites Inpatient Unit is a specialized block of rooms that has been

modified to include large print, easy-to-read signs and clocks, pressure

reducing mattresses, handrails, and more to ease the environment for geriatric

patients. In the the fall 2018, Caregiver Bed will be providing Tempurpedic

beds for caregivers who stay with patients during their hospitalization.

As a business, PRIER is a tithing company and has made it a company policy

to donate at least 10% of the previous year’s profits to worthy charitable

causes. Funding decisions are guided by employees with the criteria the

charity must do something to enrich people’s lives.

In 2017, Avila University changed the higher-education financing game by

creating “The Avila Promise,” a set of initiatives designed to give students a

2018 SKCC Community Impact Award Winners

Recognizing organizations who positively impact South Kansas City

| 13-feb-2018

clearer more affordable path to their futures

clearer, more affordable path to their futures. The Avila Promise addresses

concerns most college students face today: 1. College affordability and

confusion over college costs, 2. On-time graduation and student debt, 3.

Securing desirable experiences outside of the classroom, and 4. Access to

global perspectives.

The Center Impact Program is a network of mentors willing to spend an

enormous amount of time with students in order to impact their attitudes

about society, adults, jobs, school, and more. From professional job-oriented

conversations with doctors, attorneys and engineers, to white public safety

officers sharing stories and commonalities with African-American students,

Center Impact volunteers are making a huge difference in the lives of many

young people in south KC.

2018 SKCC Community Impact Award Winners

Recognizing organizations who positively impact South Kansas City

| 13-feb-2018