Building Healthier Communities

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OUR COMMITMENT:
To Provide Quality Care to all the Communities We Serve

Our commitment to providing access to care across a four-county region goes well beyond the work we do within our clinics, hospitals and other facilities. Each year, Olathe Health System staff members invest hundreds of hours outside of the system through community outreach efforts.  In addition, Olathe Health System invests significantly in our community by providing health education for many professionals.

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COMMUNITY BENEFIT REPORTING:
Sharing the good news

Community benefit is defined as programs and activities that promote health, healing and wellness that directly address community need. Community benefit is organized into several categories. They are benefits for persons living in poverty including charity care, unpaid costs of public programs such as Medicaid, and community health improvement services.  Other activities fall into the community building category.  These benefits include programs that improve community health, education, subsidized health services, financial and material donations and other similar activities.

2013 Community Benefit Reports:
Olathe Health System
Olathe Medical Center
Miami County Medical Center
Olathe Medical Services

2012 Community Benefit Report
2011 Community Benefit Report
2010 Community Benefit Report


CHARITY AND UNCOMPENSATED CARE:
Care for the underprivileged

Charity and uncompensated care is defined as the unpaid cost of medical services provided to uninsured and underinsured.  During 2011 Olathe Health System provided more than $12.8 million in charity and uncompensated care.


COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT:
Identifying and meeting the needs of the communities we serve

In an effort to improve the health of the communities we serve, Olathe Medical Center and Miami County Medical Center assessed their health needs. Both hospitals then worked with local partners to create Community Health Improvement Plans to meet the needs identified in the health assessments. The plans will be implemented in 2014.

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH SERVICES:
Reaching beyond our clinics and hospitals

The heart of high-tech care beats strongly outside our own physical facilities and into the everyday lives of the communities we serve. We offer a diversified menu of preventative health maintenance, disease management and lifestyle changes though classes, workshops, seminars and special events supervised and hosted by Olathe Health System personnel.

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HEALTH PROFESSIONALS EDUCATION:
Support and training for our future providers of care

OHSI is dedicated to training our future healthcare professionals and leaders. As part of this mission, we sponsor nursing and allied health training programs in areas such as pharmacy and radiology.  Our involvement provides real-world experience that is intended to prepare students from diverse backgrounds for their chosen medical careers.

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SUPPORT OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:
Working together toward healthful lives

A significant portion of the OHSI operating budget is dedicated toward financial support of other non-profit programs and organizations that work to make the region a healthier place to live. Examples of these programs include our financial and staffing support of the Johnson County Health Partnership Clinic, and nearly $40,000 in donated funds and volunteer leadership time provided to TLC for Children and Families.