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Swope Health has exciting projects in the works to help ensure access to comprehensive, quality healthcare throughout Kansas City, while also advancing key neighborhood development in the communities we serve. Learn more about these projects!  

PACEKC Swope Health Systems

PACE KC is not an approved PACE provider and does not yet offer PACE services. This information is for educational purposes only.

PACE KC Program and Adult Wellness Center

PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) is a healthcare program that provides a full range of health and wellness services to allow older adults to age gracefully in their home communities.

Swope Health has launched a capital campaign for the development of this program in Jackson County, to be called PACE KC, and for a new state-of-the-art Adult Wellness Center where many PACE services would be provided to qualified Jackson County residents.

A long-term care option unlike any other in our area, PACE KC will be designed to follow the model successfully used at 140 organizations nationally to offer the entire continuum of care and services to individuals age 55 and older, with a proactive, hands-on approach to personalized healthcare.

PACE emphasizes comprehensive, coordinated and preventive care that treats the whole person – addressing physical, emotional and psychological needs. A team of providers works together across many disciplines to help PACE members achieve and maintain their health and wellness goals.

Eligibility for PACE KC would require members to be Jackson County residents who are 55 or older, certified by MO HealthNet, and able to live safely in the community with PACE support at the time of enrollment. The PACE model offers the following:

  • Comprehensive healthcare – from primary care to specialized care and every level in between
  • A unique health insurance plan that supports the goal of healthy independent living
  • A team of personal health navigators to provide guidance at every step of aging in place
  • Door-through-door transportation to and from all care-related visits and activities
  • Prescription drugs and prescribed over-the-counter medications, including convenient, reliable at-home delivery with personalized instructions
  • Home care services to support health and safety in the home

Located adjacent to Swope Health Central at 4141 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., the PACE KC Adult Wellness Center will be the planned home of the PACE KC interdisciplinary care team and the central hub for most PACE KC services.

The 32,000-square-foot, two-story building will be welcoming and comfortable, with opportunities for socialization, fitness classes, meals and companionship. Along with clinical spaces to provide primary care, medical services and other therapies, plans include a day center, rehabilitation gym, computer lab, library, arts and crafts room, bathing suite, low-stimulation memory care area, outdoor recreation space and meeting rooms. At full capacity, PACE KC would provide 90 high-quality jobs.

In July 2021, the Sunderland Foundation announced a grant of $1.5 million to support the project. We hope to break ground on the PACE KC Adult Wellness Center in late 2021 or early 2022, with planned opening in 2023 for this key addition to neighborhood development.

For more information about PACE KC, email Executive Director Heath Rath at hrath@pacekc.org. To make a gift or pledge in support of the PACE KC Capital Campaign, email Angela Smart, Executive Director of the Swope Health Foundation, at asmart@swopehealth.org.

 

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Downtown Community Education Center in KCK

Swope Health will be part of the Kansas City Kansas Community College’s  planned $70 million Downtown Community Education Center providing holistic services for the urban core of Kansas City, Kan.

The 119,000-square-foot facility is designed to be home to KCKCC classes plus facilities and programs from Swope Health and Kansas City Kansas Public Schools, the YMCA of Greater Kansas City, Wyandot Behavioral Health Network, and CommunityAmerica Credit Union.

This collaboration brings synergy and resources to meet the diverse needs of patients, students and employers in a single location. We are proud to be part of this significant revitalization effort in downtown KCK.

The new Swope Health space expands our commitment to serving KCK and Wyandotte County in a more central location. Plans for patient care include a primary health clinic, children’s health services, routine and emergency dental care, and women’s health services. Offering services within the state-of-the-art facility, in a welcoming space surrounded by other partners, will enhance care access and delivery.

Through more accessible educational opportunities and social services, the Downtown Community Education Center will help fight generational poverty and improve employment options for individuals living in and around downtown KCK who need support in acquiring the skillsets needed to secure higher-wage and higher-demand jobs.

Construction of the Downtown Community Education Center is expected to start in late 2022, with opening in early 2024.

Swope Health will maintain its current KCK locations within the Bethany Hospital Building and Swope Health West on State Avenue, working closely with current patients to identify the most convenient location for their care.

KCKCC’s Centennial Campaign is raising funds to support the center. The Sunderland Foundation, an Overland Park-based private foundation, pledged a $10 million gift to the full project in July 2021. As part of the large gift, the foundation provided Swope Health with a pledge of $1.25 million for the new health facility. KCKCC, which also has committed to investing $10 million, aims to raise $35 million toward the project by the end of 2021.

To join the campaign, visit kckcc.edu/foundation/campaign/.

 

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