KU Health Partners Inc. / Silver City Health Center
1428 South 32nd Street, Suite 100
Kansas City KS 66106
Level 3 Certified Patient-Centered Medical Home
Mission Statement
Mission Statement:

The mission of Silver City Health Center is to provide respectful, empowering, culturally sensitive, high-quality healthcare for the underserved while inspiring and educating the next generation of healthcare professionals. 

Vision Statement

To be recognized for our commitment to enhancing the health of our community by:

  • Providing quality and comprehensive patient-centered primary healthcare.
  • Providing exceptional clinical education to students in the healthcare profession.
  • Supporting a knowledgeable, skilled and caring provider and employee staff.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Abiodun Akinwuntan PhD, MPH, MBA
Board Chair Dr. Abiodun Akinwuntan PhD, MPH, MBA
Board Chair Company Affiliation KU HealthPartners, Inc.
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1995
Former Names
KU School of Nursing, Inc.
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
Mission Statement:

The mission of Silver City Health Center is to provide respectful, empowering, culturally sensitive, high-quality healthcare for the underserved while inspiring and educating the next generation of healthcare professionals. 

Vision Statement

To be recognized for our commitment to enhancing the health of our community by:

  • Providing quality and comprehensive patient-centered primary healthcare.
  • Providing exceptional clinical education to students in the healthcare profession.
  • Supporting a knowledgeable, skilled and caring provider and employee staff.
Background Statement

Silver City Health Center (SCHC), an academically-affiliated, nurse-managed safety net clinic, was a private physician’s practice, acquired by the University of Kansas Medical Center in 1997 and managed for nine years by the School of Medicine. In July 2006, management was transferred to KU HealthPartners, Inc. (KUHP) in a collaborative venture between the University of Kansas Schools of Nursing and Health Professions to develop a Faculty Practice Plan and nonprofit 501(c) (3) service organization. The mission of KUHP, consistent with the activities of SCHC, is to promote and support the educational, research, and service endeavors of the University of Kansas Schools of Nursing and Health Professions, to deliver excellent clinical services, and to implement innovative practice models within clinics delivering professional healthcare services. Furthermore, the mission of Silver City Health Center is to provide respectful, empowering, culturally sensitive, high-quality healthcare for the medically underserved while inspiring and educating the next generation of healthcare professionals.

For the past decade, our team has been dedicated to the provision of primary healthcare, prescription assistance and coordinated specialty care referral services regardless of ability to receive payment for such and, in turn, to improving the health of the community we serve. Our setting where patients, families and bilingual care providers are partners assures patients get appropriate care as needed, in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. The recent completion of a revitalizing planning period under new clinic leadership and discovered potential for deeper collaborative community partnerships in the coming year has figured into a plan for incremental service and volume increases over the next fiscal year. The interprofessional team at SCHC will provide care for approximately 1,600 patients in 5,000 visits in the next fiscal year, a planned increase from last year’s figures that will be made possible through the addition of three new part-time primary care providers to the existing team and an in-kind community health worker. These members of the care team will create access to new primary care services such as prenatal and geriatric healthcare and to provide assistance to patients with managing and ameliorating their identified social determinants of health, creating opportunities for greater patient participation and success with self-management of personal health and well-being.

Impact Statement

Recent achievements include:

  1. Provision of care for 1,029 patients in 3,721 visits in 2016, with patient clinical outcomes that meet or exceed national standards of care for preventive (pediatric immunizations) and chronic care (diabetes and hypertension care).
  2. The prescription assistance program team processed 757 applications in 2016 and distributed ongoing assistance to 126 uninsured patients via the program.
  3. A bilingual Argentine Neighborhood Needs Assessment tool was developed and distributed in person to 53 individuals in May 2016.
  4. The clinic team expanded services to include prenatal and geriatric primary care. 
  5. Silver City Health Center services are a critical resource to the community, as 38% of our patients uninsured and  qualified for reduced or no cost health care in 2016.
 
Goals for next year include:
  1. Increase care coordination for those with chronic illness by developing a programmatic approach to providing patient support, developing relationships and agreements with key outside providers, and establishing health information network connectivity that assures appropriate information transfer.
  2. Collect and evaluate electronic health data for quality improvement planning and to achieve quality improvement goals.
  3. In coordination with community partners such as Wyandotte Center and Turner House Clinic, further develop onsite integrated behavioral health program.
Needs Statement

Silver City Health Center’s top needs are:

  1. Organizational Capacity: Multi-year core operating support to allow for long range planning of core mission services.
  2. Workforce Capacity: Financial support to increase health professions staffing (physical therapy, dietetics and nutrition, social work) and additional support staff.
  3. Workforce Capacity: Resources for staff development, including training support.
  4. Volunteer assistance with office processes, reading to children, and Spanish translation.
  5. Further expansion of clinical and community programming, including outcomes measurement, to ensure we contribute to improved health of the community we serve.
Service Categories
Community Clinics
Community Health Systems
Public Health
Areas of Service
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

Silver City Health Center has demonstrated much success since opening in 1997. As a vital part of the Argentine community, Silver City Health Center has expanded and continues to develop its relationship within the community. The University of Kansas has continued its support of the organization by providing highly skilled doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. With this support, the center continues to expand services, using a patient-centered care model. One of the biggest challenges facing the organization is the ability to expand programs as funding sources remain variable. With no primary sustainable funding source, effective program planning is difficult. While the center functions as a safety net clinic, the needs of the community often dictate much more, such as the need for audiology and podiatric services.  Finally, it is difficult at times to meet the needs of the primary staff. The population served has a variety of health care and social needs; however, the ability to meet those needs is inhibited by economic circumstances.

Programs
Description

SCHC provides bilingual, culturally appropriate primary and preventive health care for patients of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay, through utilization of a sliding fee scale based on the Federal Poverty Level. Examples of primary care and prevention services available at SCHC include well baby/child care, immunizations, sports physicals, vision and hearing screenings, and adult well and chronic care. Illness and injury treatments include urgent care, lab testing, and minor surgical procedures. With a high volume of uninsured patients who qualify for free or discounted care, our services are a critical resource to the community.

Category Health Care, General/Other Health Care, General/Other
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, , Adults
Short-Term Success
SCHC expects to provide care for approximately 1,500 users in more than 5,100 encounters in the next fiscal year, the majority of which will qualify for free or discounted services. In addition to continuing to provide increased access to care through expanded hours of clinical operation, SCHC has the following short-term goals:

 

  • Increase community knowledge and utilization of Silver City Health Center as a primary care medical home for the medically underserved.
  • Integration of preventive immunization data into the clinic electronic health record and via an interface, to the Kansas Health Information Network and KS WebIZ for population level tracking and analysis.
Long-Term Success

Ultimately, success in providing primary and preventive care services will result in a healthier population, with all children up-to-date in their immunizations; fewer complications from illnesses or injury; all that are eligible enrolled in public health insurance; and, a medically literate patient population that accesses healthcare resources easily and utilizes them appropriately. Some goals toward achieving this success that we believe can be met along the way are to:

  • Increase the proportion of young children who are fully immunized by age 2 to 90%, per guidelines established by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Healthy People 2020.
  • Increase the proportion of women who receive age-appropriate screening per guidelines established by American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
  • Increase the proportion of eligible people who are enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare, working in conjunction with the Kansas Health Policy Authority and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County.
Program Success Monitored By SCHC has an integrated measurement and evaluation plan, with identified primary and preventive care goals and measures, and uses Deming's Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle, endorsed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. For each functional area of focus, metrics, sample size, targets and the frequency of measurement have been identified. A staff member is assigned to routinely report data results, which are reviewed at appropriate all-staff or clinical-staff meetings. If the target has not been met, the team assigns responsibility and accountability for taking action, and tracks subsequent progress.
Examples of Program Success Baseline data is available for many measures, such as the number of annual users and encounters, the percent of encounters for under- and uninsured, and patient satisfaction survey results. These data all show improvement since 2006, when KUHP began managing SCHC.  Examples of such include: 
  • The percentage of children up-to-date with recommended immunizations at age two is currently 75%.
  • We conduct routine patient satisfaction surveys, utilizing a bilingual, paper-based survey. Our minimal acceptable standard is to achieve scores of at least 4.4 on a 5 point Likert scale, to have open-ended comments indicate satisfaction, and to work toward continued improvement where possible. We are proud to report that patient satisfaction measures remain above 4.3 out of 5.0 across all domains.  Similarly positive results were found when 100% of patients who completed the survey replied that they consider SCHC their regular source of care, and 98% reported they would recommend our services to family or friends.
  • The clinic team has received renewed patient centered medical home status through the National Centers for Quality Assurance.
Description

Silver City Health Center’s patient population includes many adults and children with potentially debilitating chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and asthma. Nationally, people without health insurance coverage do not receive the ongoing care that they need, and they and their families suffer as a result. Lack of affordable services is directly related to increases in morbidity and mortality and higher costs for the entire community. Further, a lack of adequate health care is responsible for decreased individual and family income due to missed work and job loss associated with both acute and chronic health issues.

Category Health Care, General/Other Health Care, General/Other
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, ,
Short-Term Success By targeting specific health care needs that affect the majority of our population, we commit to increasing access to care and mitigating the health needs and disparities in our service area. Our clinical health outcomes exceed current national standards of care for many areas of the chronic disease management program.
  • Due to health issues related to high blood pressure, we track roughly 300 adults targeted for interventions, including consultation with our Registered Dietitian. Our electronic medical record provides evidence over time of an individual’s blood pressure rate, physical activity and decreased Body Mass Index, as well as population-wide measures of clinical care.
  • We monitor the care provided to over 150 adult patients with diabetes so that we can provide appropriate services at each visit. We routinely monitor HbA1c levels and the number of patients who have received American Diabetes Association-recommended tests using the electronic database to support clinical care for individual patients, care management, and population-based healthcare.
Long-Term Success Silver City Health Center exists to address the primary care and health education needs that impede the health and well-being and impact the illness, injury and chronic disease trajectories of the medically indigent and underserved. Ultimately, success in providing chronic care services will result in a healthier population, with fewer complications from chronic illnesses, such as diabetes; all who are eligible enrolled in public health insurance; and, a medically literate patient population that accesses healthcare resources easily and utilizes them appropriately.

Based on an assessment of deficits in health education, to promote healthy lifestyles as a way of living, and as evidence of its commitment to health education and prevention, SCHC also provides outreach services through participation in various community events and health fairs, and during presentations at local elementary, middle and high schools. 

Program Success Monitored By SCHC has an integrated measurement and evaluation plan, with identified chronic disease goals and measures, and uses Deming's Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle, endorsed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. For each functional area of focus, metrics, sample size, targets and the frequency of measurement have been identified. A staff member is assigned to routinely report data results, which are reviewed at appropriate all-staff or clinical-staff meetings. If the target has not been met, the team assigns responsibility and accountability for taking action, and tracks subsequent progress.
Examples of Program Success
  • Referral Coordination: 90% of external referrals are reconciled within thirty days of a scheduled referral appointment.
  • Integrated Behavioral Health Care: recent data have reflected steady improvement in data collection and input into the electronic medical record related to depression screening. 
  • 77% percent of all patients with a diagnosis of diabetes have HbA1c levels of < 9.0
  • 73% percent of all patients with a diagnosis of hypertension have controlled blood pressure. 
Description

In addition to using $4 prescriptions offered by community pharmacies, SCHC offers an on-site pharmaceutical assistance program (PAP). Referrals to the PAP are made for uninsured patients, those who have no pharmacy coverage and some who have special circumstances as identified by their provider. The PAP provides coordinated access to manufacturers’ indigent care programs, including Kansas’ state-wide donated medications program. PAP staff routinely assesses which patients fail to fill or pick up prescriptions, and alerts the provider so that she/he can work with the patient to identify and resolve any issues.  The clinic prescription assistance program team processed 757 applications last year and provided ongoing assistance to 126 uninsured patients in 2016.

Category Health Care, General/Other Pharmaceuticals
Population Served General/Unspecified, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent,
Short-Term Success By providing medication assistance for the uninsured, we increase the number of patients who can afford and are appropriately utilizing the medications they need. 
  • We refer to the program all uninsured patients who have no pharmacy coverage and those who have special circumstances as identified by the provider.
  • Through RxAssist, our web-based prescription assistance program, we track an active patient total of approximately 125 enrolled in charity medication assistance programs. 
  • We  have increased the amount of medication assistance we can offer uninsured patients through participation in a state-wide donated medication program. 
Long-Term Success Our work with pharmaceutical assistance, conducted in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner, and health literacy education will lead to an increased ability for our patients to receive suitable medications, to understand how to take medications as prescribed, and will lead to an overall increase in medication compliance.
  • All medications ordered are ordered by and shipped to SCHC, allowing our providers to monitor ongoing medication usage, ensuring that they have the ability to dialogue with their patients about compliance with medication usage.
Program Success Monitored By Compliance with medication usage is evaluated closely, through the use of RxAssist. The software permits us to set automatic reminders that help us monitor when patients are due to have prescriptions refilled. The process of communicating with patients about their refills enables staff to evaluate patients’ compliance with medication use, as evidenced by patients refilling their medications in a timely manner.
Examples of Program Success
  • RxAssist, our pharmacy assistance program software, shows an active total of 126 patients enrolled in charity pharmaceutical programs coordinated by SCHC staff. 
  • The clinic prescription assistance program team processed 757 applications last year.
CEO Comments

We believe Silver City Health Center is an exceptional setting in the provision of primary care to the medically underserved in the region. Our nurse-managed, interprofessional model of care and national recognition as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) position us as a leader in service to a population which has traditionally not received the care accorded to those with insurance or higher incomes. Our setting where patients, families and providers are partners, assures patients get appropriate care as needed, in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. SCHC’s providers are oriented toward providing preventive care, knowing that these efforts may prevent development of many acute and chronic illnesses. Interprofessional team-based chronic care management aimed at reduction of complications is also offered. Essential health care services not currently offered by SCHC’s providers, such as specialty health care and dental care are offered through collaboration with other organizations.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Dr. Abiodun Akinwuntan PhD, MPH, MBA
Term Start Jan 2016
Experience
Dr. Akinwuntan began his role as Dean of the KU School of Health Professions in January, 2016 and as such assumed the role of President of KU HealthPartners, Inc. Previously, Dr. Akinwuntan served as associate dean for research in the College of Allied Health Sciences and professor of physical therapy, ophthalmology and neurology at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia. 
 
Dean Akinwuntan earned a Bachelor of Science in physiotherapy from the University of Lagos in Nigeria and a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in neuromotor rehabilitation from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. He also earned a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of East London and a Master of Public Health from Georgia Regents University.Prior to joining Georgia Regents University on 2005, Akinwuntan served as a senior lecturer at the University of East London and a doctoral research assistant at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Dr. Karen L. Miller RN, PhD, FAANJuly 2008 - July 2015
Senior Staff
Title Dean, KU School of Nursing & Vice President, KU HealthPartners, Inc.
Experience/Biography Sally Maliski, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, was named dean of the University of Kansas School of Nursing and Vice-President of KU HealthPartners Inc. in January 2016. Prior to her role as dean, Maliski served as an associate dean and associate professor in the UCLA School of Nursing and an assistant researcher for the UCLA Department of Urology at the David Geffen School of Medicine. She joined UCLA in 1999 as a post-doctoral fellow. Maliski also worked as an educator and researcher for the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Nursing, and Columbia Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Hudson, New York.
Title Director, Silver City Health Center
Experience/Biography

JoAnn Peterson, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC leads the quality improvement team, in addition to serving as the Director of Clinical Services at SCHC. Dr. Peterson has over 20 years’ experience as a provider within the local safety net community and, as such, participates in various state and local initiatives addressing equitable health care access. Building upon her capstone project which identified gaps in care coordination between a local Emergency Department and community safety net clinics, Dr. Peterson was recently awarded a Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program fellowship to further develop her leadership and management skills in the delivery of primary care to the medically underserved community.

Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 9
Paid Part-Time Staff 3
Volunteers 0
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 92%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 7
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Other (Please Specify) 0
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 12
Male 0
Not Specified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations

 KUHP/SCHC participates in numerous community and state-wide collaborations, which we recognize as an essential component of care. Examples of current partnerships include: Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved, Wyandotte/Johnson County Safety Net Coalition; WyJo Care Specialist Referral program; Kansas Department of Health and Environment Farmworker Healthcare Program; Kansas Department of Health and Environment Vaccines for Children Program, Mid-America Regional Council Safety Net Collaborative; REACH Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative; and the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County.   

Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Outstanding Faculty Practice AwardNational Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties2002
Patient Centered Medical HomeNational Committee for Quality Assurance2008
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
CEO Comments

The ten years since KUHP acquired management of SCHC have included a journey of practice transformation from a private medical practice motivated by residency training to a nurse-managed patient-centered medical home for the underserved in Wyandotte County. Practice transformation has included changes across many aspects of the organization and includes the creation of multidisciplinary health care teams, patient empanelment with a primary care provider, team-based care planning, continuous quality improvement strategies, and the implementation of an electronic health record. SCHC was formally recognized for these efforts by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home since 2011.

Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Abiodun Akinwuntan PhD, MPH, MBA
Company Affiliation KU HealthPartners, Inc.
Term Jan 2016 to June 2018
Email aakinwuntan@kumc.edu
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Dr. Abiodun Akinwuntan PhD, MPH, MBADean, School of Health Professions
Rachel Barkley MS, RD, LDSchool of Health Professions
Dr. Sandy Billinger PT, PhDSchool of Health Professions, Department of Physical Therapy
Dr. Debora Daniels PhD, CCC-SLPSchool of Health Professions, Department of Hearing and Speech
Dr. John Ferraro PhD, CCC-ASchool of Health Professions, Department of Hearing and Speech
Mary Icenogle BSN, RNSchool of Nursing
Dr. Sandy Keener AuDSchool of Health Professions, Department of Hearing and Speech
Ms. Melinda Krautmann Borelli MS, RNSchool of Nursing
Dr. Sally Maliski PhD, RN, FAANDean, School of Nursing
Ms. Erin Manuel BS, MBASchool of Health Professions
Ms. Michelle Naus CPABoard Co-Treasurer, Administrative Officer, School of Nursing
Dr. JoAnn Peterson DNP, FNP-BCSchool of Nursing
Dr. Christina Phillips DNP, FNP-BCSchool of Nursing
Dr. Cynthia Teel PhD, RNSchool of Nursing
Dr. Stacia Troshynski-Brown PT, DPTKU School of Health Professions
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 13
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 25%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 1
Standing Committees
Finance
CEO Comments KUHP’s board of directors is representative of the diversity policies of KU Medical Center. However, we recognize that the patient population served by KUHP and SCHC is multicultural and ethnically diverse. In order to address this and to provide community input into the programs and services offered by KUHP and at SCHC, a Community Advisory Group is being developed  wherein members will represent a broad multi-cultural cross-section of the Kansas City community and Wyandotte County. 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $1,309,530
Projected Expenses $1,309,530
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2015, 2014: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • FYE 6/30/2013: Financial data reported using the organization's audited financial statements.
  • Foundation/Corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$486,034$568,549$681,340
Government Contributions$120,210$120,000$0
Federal----$0
State----$0
Local----$0
Unspecified$120,210$120,000$0
Individual Contributions----$0
$0$0$0
$826,955$806,932$700,216
Investment Income, Net of Losses$70$88$14
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$1,517,127$574,220$844,516
Other$0$0$5,560
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$2,879,929$1,965,186$2,370,733
Administration Expense$11,325$12,257$68,662
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.021.050.91
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%99%97%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$822,106$704,271$552,430
Current Assets$814,703$694,978$552,430
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$417,071$358,378$298,883
Total Net Assets$405,035$345,893$253,547
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.951.941.85
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountHealthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City $175,000 --Kansas University Medical Center $289,019
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountWyandotte Health Foundation $150,000 --Kansas Department of Health & Environment $120,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountKansas Department of Health & Environment $120,000 --Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City $150,000
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments The voluntary KU Health Parnters, Inc. (KUHP) Board of Directors is strongly committed to governance and sustainability of Silver City Health Center, despite the economic challenges inherent in caring for a widely uninsured population. In collaboration with the Turner House Children’s Clinic (Turner House) and the University of Kansas Health System (UKHS), KUHP is seeking to sustain its mission to provide access to quality health care for the medically underserved and expand its mission by developing the capacity to transition to a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) site. If successful, this transition will benefit our collective organizations via grant funding for: operational expenses; Federal Tort Claims Act medical malpractice coverage; federal loan guarantees for capital improvements; enhanced reimbursement for patients insured through government-funded programs (Medicaid and Medicare); eligibility for reduced cost prescriptions and non-prescription medications (340B Drug Pricing Program); and automatic designation as a Health Professional Shortage Area. As the Foundation is aware, Turner House, UKHS and KUHP are now engaged in FQHC and FQHC look-alike planning and our organizations will provide timely updates on this initiative as they arise.
Organization Name KU Health Partners Inc. / Silver City Health Center
Address 1428 South 32nd Street, Suite 100
Kansas City, KS 66106
Primary Phone (913) 945-7300
Contact Email vcoffland@thcckc.org
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Abiodun Akinwuntan PhD, MPH, MBA
Board Chair Dr. Abiodun Akinwuntan PhD, MPH, MBA
Board Chair Company Affiliation KU HealthPartners, Inc.
Year of Incorporation 1995
Former Names
KU School of Nursing, Inc.