Cerner Opens Eighth KC Metro Area Health Center

Nearly 2,000 Unified Government employees will benefit from affordable medical care.
Cerner Corp.'s Continuous Campus in Kansas City, Mo.

Cerner Corp.’s Continuous Campus in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas City, Mo.—The Unified Government (UG) of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, in cooperation with Cerner Corp., a global leader in health care technology and The University of Kansas Hospital (KU), recently announced the opening of the Road to Wellness Health Center. More than 2,000 UG employees will have access to several health and care services that are part of UG’s long-term strategy to improve the health of its citizens and provide affordable care. KU will provide physicians for all oversight occupational medicine programs and services for UG employees.

Located at 800 Ann Ave., about a block away from UG’s health department, the 5,000-square-foot facility will offer primary and urgent care, lab work and vaccinations. Cerner’s management of the clinic will include primary care, health education through coaching and prevention and wellness screening services.

“We are excited to support the Unified Government and the University of Kansas Hospital in UG’s Road to Wellness employee program. We share a vision to provide affordable, convenient and high-quality health and care services to employees and their families. Cerner is eager to advance this important initiative that aims to make a positive impact on the overall health of our local community,” said Mike Heckman, Cerner’s vice president of population health services, in a prepared statement.

The Road to Wellness Health Center is the eighth on-site health center that Cerner has opened in the Kansas City metro area and one of more than 40 operated by Cerner throughout the country. The health centers match technology with clinical services.

“Our new employee health center marks a big step toward promoting improved health and wellness among our employees. Not only will this service give our employees an incentive to take more preventive health measures, but we believe it will also help the Unified Government control its health care costs,” said Mark Holland, mayor and CEO of UG, in a prepared statement.

The clinic is UG and Cerner’s first partnership with KU Hospital.

Image courtesy of Andrew Grumke via Kansas City Business Journal