Needed medical supplies were placed in the hands of local medical professionals because of a donation from the Shawnee Mission School District.
The donation included boxes of gloves, masks, gowns, safety goggles, and sanitizing supplies that would have otherwise gone unused. Shelby Rebeck, director of health services, delivered the items to Health Partnership Clinic (HPC).
HPC has a long-standing partnership with the school district, which includes providing medical, dental, and behavioral healthcare for Shawnee Mission students at a school-based clinic at Merriam Park when school buildings are open. In addition to the clinic at Merriam Park, HPC operates four clinics, offering care to individuals with and without insurance.
“They always go above and beyond to provide healthcare to our students and families,” Rebeck said. “It was awesome to be able to give back to them with these donations.”
The items were provided by school nurses and also from classrooms across the district. Some classroom teachers donated unused hand sanitizer and facial tissue. Medical Health Science students and instructor Connie Gandy donated gowns, gloves, and safety goggles. Furthermore, Medical Health Science classrooms, and some art and manufacturing classrooms were able to donate N-95 masks.
HPC staff members provide services in English and Spanish and offer telemedicine appointments. Those seeking care from HPC are encouraged to call 913-648-2266 first.