Overland Park Regional Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider and emergency services provider—was named yesterday among the top in emergency care in the Best of Shawnee 2016, sponsored by the Shawnee Dispatch. Readers voted on myriad categories during June in the annual Best of competition, including dining to leisure and fitness to health.  It is the second award the ER of Shawnee has received since July 2016.

“This award is particularly meaningful as community residents voted—people who use or have access to the full-service ER of Shawnee,” says Overland Park Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Kevin J. Hicks. “We made a major investment in the community’s health and well being by opening this state-of-the art facility that offers high-quality and compassionate care to patients and their families. We thank the community for their support.” 

“The ER of Shawnee is the closest and best option for people in northern Johnson County and even Wyandotte County,” says Annice Masse, director of the ER of Shawnee. “It’s helped lighten the burden on other area emergency rooms. And because we’re located right between two major highways—Interstate 35 and Interstate 435—there’s easier access from across the area, which translates to a more efficient patient experience.”

The 10,000 square-foot ER of Shawnee is located at 10310 Shawnee Mission Parkway, one block west of Interstate 35, and offers everything a patient would receive at a traditional hospital ER.  Ambulances bring patients from across the area, including Shawnee to as far north and west as Tonganoxie, Leavenworth, Bonner Springs and Kansas City, Kan.  Walk-in patients are also treated. The ER of Shawnee has a CT scanner, full laboratory for blood and other tests, full radiology department, trauma room, contamination room, isolation room and 10 patient rooms. Through a digital communications system, the emergency room can stay in communication with surrounding area emergency rooms and divert traffic to Shawnee Mission Parkway location when needed.

For more information on Overland Park Regional Medical Center and its full spectrum of high-quality services, visit oprmc.com.