Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center
825 Euclid Avenue
Kansas City MO 64124-2323
Aerial view of our building
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 474-4920
Mission Statement

Our mission:  To provide high quality, compassionate and affordable health care for all.

Our vision:  Healthy people in a healthy community.
 
Our values:  Kindness, Integrity, Professionalism, Excellence. 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Bob Theis
Board Chair Mr. Sidney King CPA
Board Chair Company Affiliation Liberty Bank
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1968
Former Names
Wayne Miner Community Health Center
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement

Our mission:  To provide high quality, compassionate and affordable health care for all.

Our vision:  Healthy people in a healthy community.
 
Our values:  Kindness, Integrity, Professionalism, Excellence. 
Background Statement

Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center (Rodgers Health) will be celebrating its 50th birthday in the spring of 2018.

The Health Center was founded in 1968 by Dr. Samuel U. Rodgers, MD, the first African American OB/GYN in Kansas City. Dr. Rodgers was known for his determination to eliminate health care disparities among people of color who had no place to receive quality affordable health care. He left a thriving private practice in 1967 to establish a clinic in the Wayne Minor Public Housing Project, which was known as a crime hot spot. Dr. Rodgers took a 67% cut in pay to open the clinic, but he believed he had found his purpose in providing health care to the poor. Today, Rodgers Health continues his legacy and serves nearly 25,000 individuals annually at sites in Jackson, Clay, and Lafayette counties, plus the City of Kansas City. 

Rodgers Health was established as the first Federally Qualified Health Center in Missouri and was part of President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty” community health center movement. In 1988, the Health Center was named for Dr. Rodgers to honor his twenty years of service. Rodgers Health is a tax-exempt 501 (C) 3 nonprofit with a thirteen member governing board of directors that is reflective of the diversity of our community and includes patient representatives.

Our vision is “healthy people in a healthy community,” and we strive to improve the health status and the quality of life for low income and uninsured families. We accomplish our mission by providing primary and urgent care in the areas of adult and senior medicine, OB/GYN, pediatric and adolescent medicine, behavioral health and oral health care services for nearly 25,000 of our community's most medically and socially vulnerable families. We also provide on-site Women, Infant & Children (WIC), imaging, pharmacy and laboratory services. In addition, Rodgers Health offers community outreach, screenings, health literacy and health education programs to over 10,000 individuals each year.

Part of our uniqueness is our capacity to provide culturally competent, high quality healthcare for our ethnically, racially, linguistically, and religiously diverse patients. Non-English speaking immigrants and refugees are a significant percentage of Rodgers Health’s patient population; last year we provided certified medical translation in over 38 language. The services we provide are sensitive to the many cultural nuances related to health care. Rodgers Health provides access to care regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.

Impact Statement

In 2016 Rodgers Health became the new home of the Healthy Start program. Healthy Start provides services to pregnant moms and contributes to a healthy pregnancy and child. The program includes parenting education, breastfeeding support and nutritional counseling. Hundreds of new moms and their families, who call Rodgers Health their health care home, have benefited from these services. Additionally, we were selected as the recipient of an American Cancer Society grant to foster greater use of the HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine in preteen boys and girls. The vaccine helps prevent numerous cancers associated with this virus. Finally, our WIC Services Department received the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service’s Loving Support of Award of Excellence – Gold, based on our excellent breastfeeding education and peer counseling program. Our WIC Department was one of only 55 WIC agencies recognized.

At Rodgers Health, we are continually looking to reach more patients who need us. In addition, we want to grow our community involvement in order to provide more services to more patients. We also focus on programs and plans to address challenges within our patient population. 

Needs Statement
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Service Categories
Community Clinics
Mental Health Treatment
Community Clinics
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
MO - Clay County
MO - Lafayette
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
MO
Rodgers Health generally cares for patients from the Greater Kansas City area, but anyone may come to one of our facilities and receive the quality health care that all children and families need and deserve. 
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center continues to carry on the mission of our dear friend, Dr. Samuel U. Rodgers, M.D., who founded what was to become Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, named in his honor. Dr. Rodgers opened a small medical practice office back in 1967 in the old Wayne Miner Housing Project. His mission was to provide high quality, compassionate and affordable healthcare for all—and that mission remains very much alive today, within the seven  practice sites that now comprise Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center. 

Last year we provided medical, dental and behavioral health services to nearly 25,000 patients thanks to a team of experienced and dedicated physicians, nurses, therapists, and support staff. Our patients come from all age groups ranging from infants, children and teens to adults and seniors.

In addition to our Downtown Campus on the northeast side of Kansas City, Missouri, we have two family practice locations in the Northland. We have a medical and dental practice co-located with the Clay County Health Department. We have recently opened an office focused on pregnant women and children on North Oak Trafficway. 

We have a dental practice located in the J.A. Rogers Elementary School in the Kansas City, Missouri School District. In addition, Rodgers Health has family medicine, women’s health and dental practice offices located in Lexington, Missouri (Lafayette County), and at Cabot Westside Medical & Dental Practice on Summit Street in Kansas City.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance has recognized Rodgers Health as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home since 2015. This model of care is founded on team-based, patient-centered care, which actively engages the patient and family in developing the plan of care, teaching self-management skills, and ensuring follow-up care.

This distinction emphasizes the Health Center's focus on high-quality care that is responsive to our patients' needs. 
Programs
Description Adult Medicine provides primary and preventive care for patients aged 18 years and older. Medical services are offered at the Downtown Campus, Cabot Westside Medical & Dental Practice, Clay County Family Medicine, and Lafayette Family Medicine, Dental & WIC Services. Care provided includes urgent medical care, health screenings, physical exams, HIV testing and counseling, internal medicine, diagnostic testing and screening, chronic disease management, and immunizations. 
Program Budget $1,625,000.00
Category Health Care, General/Other Home Health Care
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees, General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
  • 91.4% of our patients received Tobacco Use Screenings. 
  • 64.3% received Tobacco Cessation Counseling. 
Long-Term Success Prevent excess morbidity and mortality due to chronic diseases.
Program Success Monitored By Sample chart review, patient surveys, and oversight by the Quality Improvement Team.
Examples of Program Success
  • 25% of diabetic patients with HbA1C levels >/9.0% had one or more HbA1C levels documented in the past twelve months. 
  • 83% of hypertensive patients have a blood pressure below 140/90.
Description Children's and Adolescents' care is offered at the Downtown Campus, Clay County Family Medicine, Cabot Westside Clinic, and Lafayette Family Medicine, Dental & WIC Services. Children aged 0-17 receive check ups, immunizations, diagnostic testing, developmental screenings, treatment of childhood illnesses and urgent medical care.
Program Budget $885,000.00
Category Health Care, General/Other Ambulatory & Primary Health Care
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

74.3% of pediatric patients received age appropriate immunizations.

Long-Term Success 90% of pediatric patients receive age-appropriate immunizations as determined by the Missouri Department of Health schedule of recommended vaccinations.
Program Success Monitored By Short term program success is monitored through quarterly chart review, patient satisfaction surveys and monitoring by the Continuous Process Improvement Team.
Examples of Program Success
  • 74.3% of children received age-appropriate immunizations.
  • 51.4% of adolescents received weight screening and follow up. 
Description OB/GYN services are offered at the Downtown Campus, Cabot Westside Medical and at Lafayette Family Medicine, Dental & WIC Services. In addition, a new practice, Northland Family Medicine, offers obstetrical and pediatric care to mothers and children. Patients seen in Women's Health receive routine well-woman exams, family planning, urgent medical care, pre/post natal care, breast and cervical cancer education and screening, preventive screenings with follow-up and referral, and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.
Program Budget $1,500,000.00
Category Health Care, General/Other Family Planning
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Females, Adults
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
  • 49.7% of Health Center OB patients enter prenatal care in the first trimester.
  • Fewer than 7% of births have a low birth weight.
Long-Term Success
Improve access to preventive checkups and prenatal care.
Program Success Monitored By Sample chart review, patient satisfaction surveys and oversight by the Quality Improvement Team.
Examples of Program Success
The missed appointment rate for women's health is 19.66%, which is lower than other departments which are consistently over 20%.
Description
The Health Center provides a wide scope of dental services at five sites in Jackson, Clay, and Lafayette counties.  Our services include preventive, nutritional, urgent dental care, and pediatric dentistry. One of our dental practices is located in an elementary school located in a low-income community. It provides access to young children so they can obtain dental care during school hours.
Program Budget $2,475,000.00
Category Health Care, General/Other Dental Health Care
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, At-Risk Populations, Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success 70% of patients needing extensive dental care will complete their dental treatment plans.
Long-Term Success Prevent and control oral and craniofacial diseases, conditions and injuries and improve access to related services.
Program Success Monitored By Sample chart audits crosschecked with MIS data.
Examples of Program Success 74% of patients are currently in the maintenance phase of care.
Description Timely and accessible behavioral health services can prevent individuals with mild depression or anxiety from spiraling down to suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, unchecked anger, risky behaviors, and perhaps homicide or suicide. We have psychiatrists and licensed counselors on staff.  
Program Budget $1,075,000.00
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Outpatient Mental Health Treatment
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Adults, People/Families with of People with Psychological Disabilities
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success 75% of patients will improve their mood levels from the established baseline.
Long-Term Success Improve the mood, behavioral, psychological and social functioning of patients as measured on the Beck scale. 
Program Success Monitored By Chart audits, patient satisfaction surveys and oversight by the Continuous Performance Improvement Committee.
Examples of Program Success
  • 82% of clients increased their mood score from the time of intake to completion of treatment plan.
  • 70% of clients increased their mood score from the time of intake to completion of treatment plan.
CEO Comments

The challenges of providing health care services during an economic down turn are many. Almost ninety-five percent of the patients served by Rodgers Health live at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Ninety-two percent are uninsured or rely on MO HealthNet (Medicaid). Obtaining the resources necessary to ensure that we can meet our patients'  needs is a constant and ongoing challenge. To address this challenge, Rodgers Health is investing in an aggressive fundraising effort targeted toward increasing unrestricted revenues to support increased services.  

The diversity of Rodgers Health's patient population is also a challenge. The Health Center is often referred to as the "United Nations" of healthcare in Kansas City, as for many years we have served a large refugee community that requires interpreters and cultural understanding. We are proud of our cultural competence. The inclusiveness and racial and ethnic diversity of our staff, patients, vendors, and board of directors reflect that of the greater Kansas City community.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Bob Theis
Term Start June 2017
Experience
Mr. Theis has been part of the Rodgers Health family since 2006. He has a favorite quote from Lily Tomlin that he shares with his staff, “The road to success is always under construction.” Helping Rodgers Health constantly improve is key to his role, he says. “There’s always a new challenge around the corner and we’re always looking for a better way to do something.”
 
Mr. Theis earned his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism at the University of Kansas, and his Masters in Accounting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His work prior to Rodgers Health included auditing, consulting to CPA firms, and accounting at several health care facilities. “I feel like my whole life led me to be here,” Mr. Theis says.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Benjamin F Pettus Jr.Oct 1998 - Jan 2005
Rita Rodgers Stanley Dec 1996 - Apr 1998
Senior Staff
Title Chief Human Resources Officer
Experience/Biography Janelle Harvey Jordan began started working at Rodgers Health in early 2015. She received her degree from Illinois State University and holds her Senior Professional in Human Resources certification. She serves team members at all levels of our organization. Janelle brings more than 20 years of experience in the human resources field, having managed and directed both benefits administration and human resources departments. Prior to Rodgers Health, Janelle was responsible for human resources oversight at nearly a dozen sites around the country. 
Title Chief Health Officer
Experience/Biography
Dr. Purdom received his M.D. from Medical College of Georgia. He has been a board member for Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City and Missouri Academy of Family Physicians. He is a clinical assistant professor at UMKC School of Medicine. Dr. Purdom was selected as Missouri Family Physician of the year in 2008 by the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians. He previously served Rodgers Health as its Medical Director from 2006 to 2012. 
Dr. Purdom also serves as a member of the Missouri 1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team Federal Team, and has since 2008. His experience with the Team includes international deployment to Haiti.
Title Chief Information Officer
Experience/Biography Thurston Smith has been with Rodgers Health since April of 2015. Before that time, he worked with Truman Medical Centers for seven years, and then with DST Systems. His background includes extensive experience in network and technical project management, enterprise architecture, and operations management. He has served as an adjunct professor at DeVry University, Kansas City, since 2010.
Title Chief Fiscal Officer
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 215
Paid Part-Time Staff 19
Volunteers 9
Paid Contractors 9
Retention Rate 10%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 66
Asian American/Pacific Islander 9
Caucasian 97
Hispanic/Latino 76
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 4
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 216
Male 36
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 Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
Innovative off-site service provision distinguishes the Health Center from other community health centers. The Community Outreach Department provides numerous programming outside Health Center walls. Collaborations include: 
  • The Mexican Consulate – Ventanillas de Salud (Window of Health): An on-site outreach worker welcomes the newest members of the Latino community, responding to general inquiries, scheduling appointments, arranging transportation and placing appointment reminder calls.
  • Jewish Vocational Services (JVS): As the Refugee Resettlement Organization locally, JVS works closely with the Health Center to ensure timely access to health care for refugees in their programs. They provide transportation and when needed, translation services.
  • Vietnamese American Community of Greater Kansas City (VAC): The VAC has been a partner with SURHC for over a decade. They supply volunteers and assist with health education programs and screenings for their community.
  • Truman Medical Centers (TMC): As the safety net hospital for the area, TMC partners and collaborates in numerous ways with Rodgers Health. 
  • Rodgers Health actively participates in a variety of organizations, boards, and committees that focus on the medical, dental and behavioral health needs of our community.
  • We are providing health care services for Head Start and Early Head Start children at Woodland School in Kansas City, MO.  
  • In addition, Rodgers Health is in the process of establishing a partnership with Blue Springs School District (Blue Springs, MO) to provide behavioral health services in the schools during the school year for students who need them.
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Health Care Quality LeaderMissouri Primary Care Association2017
Loving Support Award of Excellence - GoldUSDA Food and Nutrition Service2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
CEO Comments The Health Center's Board of Directors is comprised of individuals with diverse experience and backgrounds such as medicine, finance, law, accounting, management, and community activism. At least 51% of board members are consumers of Health Center services. The board meets on a monthly basis and has several committees, including finance, audit, human resources, board development, and professional relations. Board members receive orientation and are provided with governance education four times a year.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Sidney King CPA
Company Affiliation Liberty Bank
Term Dec 2016 to Dec 2019
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Benoit Blondeau MD, MBA
Ms. Katie Castro-Galicia
Dr. Ximena Ilabaca-Somoza MD, MPHClay County Public Health Center
Ms. Melina P Johnson
Mr. Sidney King CPALiberty Bank and Trust
Ms. Poornima Kumar
Dr. Leonardo J Lozada MD, MBA
Ms. Gina Mace
Mr. Jon Trozzolo
Mr. Joe Valenciano Commercial Banking
Ms. Anne VanGarsse MD
Ms. Donna Wilson Peters Attorney
Mr. Thomas B Wright, III
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 3
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 67%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 70%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Audit
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Building
Executive
Finance
Nominating
CEO Comments
The Health Center's Governing Board of Directors is comprised of individuals with diverse experience and backgrounds such as medicine, finance, law, accounting, management, and community activism. At least 51% of board members are consumers of Health Center services. The board meets on a monthly basis and has several committees, including finance, audit, human resources, board development, and professional relations.  Board members receive orientation and are provided with governance education four times a year.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Sept 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $22,226,226
Projected Expenses $21,671,186
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 9/30/2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • 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 Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$1,359,717$1,505,952$1,281,583
Government Contributions$8,694,485$8,469,201$8,181,089
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$8,694,485$8,469,201$8,181,089
Individual Contributions------
$202,069$182,320$184,636
$10,212,041$10,834,640$10,571,576
Investment Income, Net of Losses($8,837)$72,844$76,279
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$41,408
Revenue In-Kind$83,889$86,889$6,152,743
Other$364,263$196,919$410,605
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$18,805,653$19,529,271$19,430,918
Administration Expense$3,925,387$3,619,012$3,543,571
Fundraising Expense$0$0$91,165
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.920.921.18
Program Expense/Total Expenses83%84%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%1%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$34,247,911$35,077,587$35,048,194
Current Assets$8,266,783$7,569,847$5,657,179
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$4,708,868$3,845,298$1,804,784
Total Net Assets$29,539,043$31,232,289$33,243,410
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.761.973.13
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $317,754Anonymous $278,870 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $224,806Anonymous $14,750 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $202,069Anonymous $9,750 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments

As economic challenges force many families into the category of uninsured, the Health Center faces financial challenges in providing health care to all.  Despite this challenge, we have maintained fiscal health. For the past four years Rodgers Health’s outside audit results disclosed no instances of noncompliance or other matters that are required to be reported under Government Auditing Standards resulting in “clean audits.”

Organization Name Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center
Address 825 Euclid Avenue
Kansas City, MO 641242323
Primary Phone (816) 474-4920
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Bob Theis
Board Chair Mr. Sidney King CPA
Board Chair Company Affiliation Liberty Bank
Year of Incorporation 1968
Former Names
Wayne Miner Community Health Center