Shawnee Mission Medical Center (Shawnee Mission, Kansas, US)

A 383-bed acute-care hospital in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, that came under the direction of the Central (now Mid-America) Union Conference in 1972. The beginning of the institution dates back to 1955, when members of the New Haven Seventh-day Adventist Church in Overland Park, Kansas, physicians from the Johnson County Medical Society, and key community leaders joined forces to meet the health-care needs of Johnson County’s growing communities. The first element of the Shawnee Mission Medical Center opened in 1961, with 102 long-term-care beds. Shawnee Mission Hospital opened to serve the communities of Johnson County in May 1962 with 65 acute-care beds. In 1966 an additional 70 acute-care beds were added, as well as additional space for expanded diagnostic and therapeutic services. By 19...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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Shawnee Mission, KS
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