For over 100 years, the Truman Medical Center has served the Kansas City area. From emergency services to women’s health, the Truman Medical Center has offered a wide range of services and continues to do so today. In fact, the medical center has recently expanded those services.
With their most recent $70 million expansion, the Truman Medical Center is focused on improving patient experience, care, and accessibility.
Announced in 2019, the expansion was completed in December 2020. The result of the expansion was a 77,000-square-foot building focused on primary care services, women’s health, and outpatient services. The building features 60 exam rooms, seven prenatal ultrasound rooms, as well as a picturesque skywalk that connects the main campus of Truman Medical Center with the new building.
While the expansion was planned before the COVID-19 Pandemic, it certainly helped the medical center handle the extra challenges brought on by the pandemic. For example, a contact-less check-in kiosk helped the medical center maintain social distancing guidelines and limit unnecessary interactions between individuals. The extra space also helped keep patients separated, further limiting the spread of COVID-19.
The expansion will also help matters once the pandemic is behind us. According to President and CEO Charlie Shields, “One of the best ways to deal with these issues related to people who had COVID, or who are having COVID issues, is a strong relationship with primary care providers to provide that guidance and offer assessment for all of those things and challenges that came out of that COVID experience.”
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