Bariatric Times

MAR 2015

A peer-reviewed, evidence-based journal that promotes clinical development and metabolic insights in total bariatric patient care for the healthcare professional

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28 Bariatric Center Spotlight Bariatric Times • March 2015 WELCOME TO THE BARIATRIC CENTER OF KANSAS CITY & SHAWNEE MISSION HEALTH The Bariatric Center of Kansas City is a private bariatric surgery practice in Lenexa, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. By partnering with Shawnee Mission Health (SMH), we are able to provide everything our patients need for bariatric surgery and follow up in a single building. This provides convenience for our patients and staff, helps maintain consistency, and allows for tremendous efficiency within the program. We have been able to improve our outcomes, volumes, and patient satisfaction through creating an environment that is focused specifically on the needs of our bariatric population. OUR FACILITY In 2007, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, now Shawnee Mission Health (SMH), is a 504-bed community hospital that is part of the not-for-profit Adventist Health System, received its designation as a Center of Excellence (COE) through the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) at the main hospital campus located at I-35 & 75th Street in Merriam, Kansas, and was recertified in 2010. During the first year, 261 surgeries were performed, and the program has continued to grow. In 2008, SMH built an outpatient facility (now SMH Prairie Star), about 15 miles west of the SMMC campus, to accommodate a growing suburban population. A full- service emergency department is located on the first floor along with a laboratory, radiology department, wound care center, and an outpatient physical therapy center. On the second floor, an ambulatory surgery center was built along with physician office space. While not part of the COE, ajustable gastric band surgeries were performed there along with minimally invasive surgeries, such as arthroscopies, cholecystectomies, and other outpatient laparoscopic procedures. The ambulatory surgery center is a joint partnership with ownership split 50/50 by a group of surgeons and SMH. Stanley Hoehn, MD, Medical Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program since 2004, saw the potential to expand the bariatric surgery program to a single facility by moving it to SMH Prairie Star. In 2011, Hoehn moved his practice to the third floor of Building B at SMH Prairie Star, while the COE remained at the SMMC campus. In 2012, a new inpatient unit was built out on the remainder of the third floor with two inpatient operating rooms, four peri-anesthesia bays, and eight private rooms. It is 100- percent owned and operated by SMH. The result is a three-story facility that contains three separate entities—The Bariatric Center of Kansas City private surgical practice, ambulatory surgery center, and the SMH Prairie Star inpatient unit. The facility contains the following: • Surgeons' offices, which also house case managers, a registered dietitian, physician assistants (PAs), a clinical psychologist, medical assistants, and office staff • Seminar room that holds 100 people and is used for pre- operative education classes. It also has a complete kitchen for postoperative support groups. • Inpatient unit with two inpatient operating rooms, four post- anesthesia care units (PACU) bays, eight private rooms, and a large family room. • Ambulatory surgery center with three ORs, six pre-operative bays, and 12 postoperative bays, plus six private rooms for patients to remain overnight as 23-hour observation patients • Laboratory, diagnostic radiology, full emergency department, and wound care center • The ability to transfer a patient to the SMMC campus within 10 minutes for any service not provided at SMH Prairie Star, (e.g., interventional radiology) T he Bariatric Center of Kansas City & Shawnee Mission Health. Bariatric Center of Kansas City Surgeons (from left to right): Dr. G. Brice Hamilton, Dr. Stan Hoehn, Medical Director, and Dr. Robert Aragon A private patient room at SMH Prairie Star. BARIATRIC CENTER Spotlight Welcome to a Boutique Bariatric Facility: The Bariatric Center of Kansas City & Shawnee Mission Health Lenexa, Kansas by CHRISTINE BOVOS, BSN, RN, CBN Bariatric Times. 2015;12(3):28–31. This column is dedicated to featuring accredited bariatric centers around the world, with a focus on their facilities, staff, statistics, processes, technology, and patient care.

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