By Catherine Rice, Vice President of Marketing/Outreach
Health Partnership Clinic is celebrating its 30th year of providing quality, accessible and affordable health care to the underserved individuals of our community. Among the many celebration activities in 2022 is the annual Opening Doors Luncheon, a benefit for uninsured children and adults.
The celebration luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 28 at the Embassy Suites Hotel Olathe Conference Center beginning at 11:30 a.m. If you’d like to attend or sponsor the event, call Debbie Sparks, Development/Marketing Manager, at 913-433-7592, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Our 30th anniversary year is an opportunity for us to honor those trailblazers who cared deeply about our community’s most vulnerable residents and started Health Partnership Clinic in 1992, celebrate our accomplishments and look forward to our future,” says Amy Falk, CEO. “Our story needs to reach the far corners of the counties we serve—Johnson, Franklin and Miami—so we can ensure quality health care is available for all—well into the future.”
At the fundraising luncheon we will be celebrating our past, present and future. The event will include a patient testimonial and the presentation of the Founders Award to AdventHealth MidAmerica Region, and the Leadership Impact Award to Shelby Rebeck, Director of Health Services for Shawnee Mission School District.
From Past to Present
From a small doctor’s office with volunteer physicians, nurses and staff, HPC has grown to five clinic sites, including a school-based clinic at Shawnee Mission West High School, in three counties with more than 65 employees. Providing nearly 26,000 patient visits annually, HPC is a lifeline for more than 10,000 adults and children.
Today, our work centers around providing an integrated model of medical, dental and behavioral health care and working together with community partners to help create healthier communities. The COVID-19 Pandemic has certainly exacerbated poverty and the need for quality, affordable and accessible health care. Falk says, “We’ve been at the forefront of the Pandemic and ever present to our patients and community partners.”
More than 60 percent of our patients are uninsured and nearly 30 percent are on Medicaid, the majority of whom are children. The need is great and is growing each year. The funds from the luncheon event will help offset the increasing cost of uninsured care, which amounts to more than $3 million.
To learn more about our celebration activities, visit hpcks.org/hpc30.
To make an online donation, click here.
A huge thank you to our 2022 sponsors:
AdventHealth Medical Staff
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
BKD LLP Scott Gold/Dana Gold
Bridge Builder Tax and Legal Services PA
Aetna Better Health of Kansas
Kansas City University
Sunflower Health Plan
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan