Olathe Medical Center Invites Community to Provide Input About Healthcare Needs

Olathe, KAN. (Aug. 17, 2018) –
Olathe Medical Center (OMC) is seeking input from community members about their healthcare needs and desires in southwest Johnson County.

All community residents and business leaders are encouraged to fill out a short online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OlatheMedCHNA by Sept. 7. In addition, you are invited to attend a Town Hall meeting from 7:30 – 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Olathe Health Education Center, 21201 W. 152nd St. in Olathe, Kan., to discuss this topic with representatives from OMC and other community health providers. Breakfast will be provided.

“The health of our community is a priority for our entire health system,” Frank H. Devocelle, President/CEO of Olathe Health, said. “We hope the community and health professionals will take advantage of this opportunity to provide input into the future of healthcare delivery in our county.”

The information discussed at the Town Hall will be part of a final public report, called the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). This report is an update to the CHNA completed in 2015, and it will meet the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act regulations stating non-profit hospitals must conduct a community health needs assessment and adopt an implementation strategy at least once every three years.

This report will provide guidance to address the county’s healthcare needs. The goal is to help OMC understand its progress in addressing community health needs cited in the 2015 report and to collect up-to-date community health perceptions.

OMC executed several projects based on the healthcare needs cited in the 2015 report, including:

  • Partner with the Deaf Cultural Center to participate in the Deaf Community Health Literacy Planning Committee, which provides health screening opportunities and educational workshops.
  • Partner with Kids TLC to embed mental health providers in Olathe Health Family Medicine office locations for increased access.
  • Partner with the City of Olathe’s Parks & Recreation team to launch Olathe Active app, a program designed to engage the Olathe community in healthy activities.

The full version of OMC’s 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment and 2017-2019 Community Health Improvement Plan can be found at olathehealth.org/community.

We value your input and hope you take the short survey and join us at the upcoming Town Hall. If you have any questions about CHNA activities, please call 913-791-4311.