Heartland Health's North Kansas City expansion, which operates under Mosaic Life Care, will open its first two facilities Monday.

The clinics in Parkville and Burlington Creek will take on an aesthetic and total-care approach that, along with the Mosaic brand, will eventually come to St. Joseph.

David Jones, the Mosaic Life Care regional administrator, gave the News-Press a tour of the new facilities before the grand opening.

Each location cost between $250 to $300 per square foot to construct, Mr. Jones said.

The Parkville Commons location provides primary and urgent care in its 15 clinic rooms. Its six providers, three advanced practice nurses and three physicians, will alternate shifts at the urgent care, which will stay open until 8 p.m.

Parkville’s “Aspire” fountain, mosaic tiling and rooftop beacon will eventually become fixtures at all of the Mosaic locations.

So, too, will the feel of the waiting room. Little about the main room of the Parkville clinic signals it’s a medical facility. There is no front desk. A “life guide” greets patients at the front door. Patients can check out an iPad while they wait. The iPads come preloaded with videos about commonly diagnosed conditions like diabetes.

In the Parkville lobby, patients can watch a chef do healthy cooking demonstrations. Each clinic will also have a “life coach” that works with patients on how to achieve their health goals. Mr. Jones said right now, the life coach services are free because they’re part of a pilot program.

Mr. Jones said the Mosaic health care model is designed to keep patients from going to the emergency room for treatment.

“If someone goes to the hospital, that’s a failure on us,” Mr. Jones said. “A healthy community is good for Mosaic.”

Life guides escort patients into rooms and take their vitals. Mr. Jones said the transition from life guide to provider should be seamless, so the patient is not left alone in the clinic room.

The Burlington Creek facility will offer specialty care for the Platte City, Gladstone and Parkville clinics. A pain management specialist will be available every day, and other specialists will do rotations at the clinic throughout the week.

Burlington Creek’s facility has six exam rooms and CT and MRI scanners. An outpatient surgical suite is set to open Sept. 6.

In August, Mosaic Life Care will open primary care facilities in Gladstone and Smithville. The Gladstone location will also offer urgent care.

Jennifer Gordon can be reached at jennifer.gordon@newspressnow.com. Follow her on Twitter: @jjgordon.







(10) comments

falcon46
falcon46

Is the first part of this story missing? I think some sort of introduction would improve it. I note there is no reference to Heartland. Where is Burlington Creek? Th story says it wikll provide services for the Platte City, Parkville and Gladstone clinics. There also will be a clinic in Smithville. Are there five clinics in all? (Burlington Creek, Parkville, Smithville, Gladstone and Platte City) I'm confused.

janj
janj

Lots of confusion. Really haven't had any publicity about them coming to town. Besides what they say on the website-I question how can they offer quality care for patients when they have 15 rooms only 3 doctors and 3 practicing nurses and open till 8 PM. Come on?? Really !!! when is the best time for an appointment?
When they open coming off an 8PM shift or when they are accepting last appointments when everyone is dead tired. I don't know. My doctor is now affliated with them, love him dearly, but........ Guess I'' try once. Know they probably don't have the bugs worked out, but still, if I need care, I NEED CARE.

lionking
lionking

Does the Novocur Clinic is among them? I read a few good reviews about this clinic and it made me curious. I've searched for a while a private clinic to go to when I have a health problem. I am so sick of the public hospitals.

marvinvinn
marvinvinn

This is a great news for anyone who has hearing problems. For instance, my grandfather is hospitalized in a private hospital and I've seen many improvements in his condition. I also bought for him a hearing device from the Total Hearing Care Clinic because with time his hearing has diminished. I try to take care of him because I love him very much.

marvinvinn
marvinvinn

I am going to check some of these clinics

cynthia
cynthia

Having access to such a good healthcare facility is extremely important for any community. These days you can find most of the healthcare facilities online. For example, if you need a surgical facility which offers lap band surgery in St. Petersburg FL, you can find it online in an instant.

cynthia
cynthia

More such clinics should be launched in other communities as well. Although there are some good clinics like Cypress Creek Emergency Room which is a 24 hr emergency clinic in Houston, such clinics are well prepared to deal with all sorts of emergency situations.

cynthia
cynthia

They should consider opening many other clinics in other locations as well to offer quality health care service to the people. However, they also need to keep the hospital areas clean and for that they should contact a good cleaning company which offers services like hazardous waste disposal in Utah and in other areas.

jose
jose

Among all health care services, it is vital to have access to an emergency care facility for any community. However, these clinics could organize special events where they can offer services like free health check up to the patients. They can also dedicate one week for eye check up and for this they can invite a reputed optometrist CT area.

cynthia
cynthia

The opening of these two new healthcare centers will help the local communities access healthcare services a lot more easily. It is definitely a positive sign, here they should have modern healthcare equipment to offer services like digital x-ray imaging.

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