Helmet head bike rodeo April 24

The Olathe Fire Department invites all area children to bring their bikes to the annual Helmet Head Bike Rodeo on Sunday, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Doctors Building I parking lot of Olathe Medical Center, 20375 W. 151st Street. Kids 15 and under will receive a FREE bike helmet while supplies last – all parents must be accompanied by a child. Spanish and sign language interpreters will be available courtesy of Olathe Medical Center.
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OMC honored as America’s Best

Olathe Medical Center is the Only Kansas Hospital Named
America’s Best for Both its Breast Center and Overall Cancer Care

Olathe Medical Center (OMC) is the only Kansas hospital to be awarded 2015 Women’s Choice Awards for both America’s Best Breast Centers and America’s Best Cancer Care. These awards signify OMC’s commitment and passion toward an extraordinary healthcare experience for women and all patients.

By carrying the Women’s Choice Award seal, OMC has joined an elite group of hospitals committed to a global mission to empower women to make smart healthcare choices. Continue reading

Jim Smith back in hospital

According to his daughter Lauri Orscheln, former Olathe High School football coach and administrator, Jim Smith, has been re-admitted to the Olathe Medical Center. She said he is getting great care and asks for your thoughts and prayers.

OMC reveals $100 million expansion plan

The new face of OMC: A four-story obstetrics wing scheduled to open in early 2017.

The new face of OMC: A four-story obstetrics wing scheduled to open in early 2017.

Olathe Medical Center, OMC, is getting a $100 million facelift. By the time it’s completed in early 2017, not only will its entry way be different, it also will be the entrance to the hospital’s new four-story obstetrics wing with a Level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

And that’s not all.

OMC officials also revealed to the more than 500 people who attended Friday’s (Jan. 30) Olathe Chamber of Commerce Luncheon that three other construction were scheduled to take place this year on the hospital’s 250,000-acre campus: a free-standing cancer center; the addition of a memory care neighborhood at Cedar Lake Village; and an expanded cardiovascular center.

It’s the largest expansion in the history of the hospital since it first began with modest beginnings more than 60 yeas ago in a one-level building across the street from the Johnson County Justice Center (former Dillion’s Grocery Store) where Walgreen’s is today. Continue reading

Jim Smith back in ICU

The family of former Olathe High School coach and district administrator, Jim Smith,  are asking for your prayers and good thoughts again. According to his daughter Lauri Orscheln, Smith is back in ICU because of some complications in his abdomen. She said he is getting great care at Olathe Medical Center and that doctors there are doing all they can to get his body healed.

“He is still a fighter for sure,” she said.

OMC honored for quality stroke care

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recently awarded Olathe Medical Center (OMC) the Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG)-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award.

In order to receive this recognition, OMC achieved at least 12 consecutive months of 85 percent or higher adherence to all GWTG-Stroke Quality Achievement indicators and achieved at least 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 GWTG-Stroke Quality Measures during that same period of time. Adherence to these standards of care has been linked to improved outcomes in stroke patients. Continue reading

OMC’s Devocelle receives Cathedral Builder Award

Frank H. Devocelle, President/CEO of Olathe Health System, Inc. (OHSI) was awarded the Cathedral Builder Award from the city of Olathe. Mayor Michael Copeland presented the award at the State of the City luncheon.

“Giving back, serving others, and building our great community spirit are what Olatheans do so well,” Copeland said. “It’s individuals like Frank Devocelle who are leaving incredible legacies of service and excellence that inspire and encourage us and make us proud to call Olathe home.” Continue reading

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