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. Of course, we are proud of the charitable and uncompensated care we provide to the less fortunate.
We also dedicate a significant part of our operating budget toward cash and resources to support other non-profit 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 the financial and volunteer leadership provided to TLC for Children and Families.
As a non-profit organization, we believe that everyone has the right to have access to the highest quality of care, regardless of his or her ability to pay. Because of this, Olathe Health System provides more than $25 million in charity and uncompensated care each year.
The demands of charity and uncompensated care have risen have risen steadily over the past several years. Despite this challenge we will continue to work internally and with community organizations to have the greatest impact on the people we serve. We are convinced that improving appropriate access to care is critical. We also know that investing in new technology, recruiting top talent and anticipating the medical needs of the future are also crucial to long-term community health.
You may have a family member or friend who works here (we are the largest, not-for-profit, private employer in Johnson and Miami counties). Possibly, you visited one of the clinics of Olathe Medical Services for a routine check up or serious heart condition. Maybe you visited Miami County Medical Center for knee replacement surgery, or your children were born at Olathe Medical Center. And because of our commitment to advanced technology and high quality care, perhaps a loved one’s life has been saved here.
We are Olathe Health System. We are a part of the community and you can continue to count on us to provide the highest quality care in the region.