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kschwers@kcstar.comJune 8, 2017 

Anna Ebert, a nurse practitioner, was working inside Saint Luke’s Health System’s newest clinic on Monday inside Hy-Vee in Belton. The walk-in clinic opened to the public on Saturday.

KAITLYN SCHWERS — kschwers@kcstar.com

Walk-in clinic now open inside Belton Hy-Vee

Belton residents have a new option for treatment when they’re feeling under the weather and don’t have access to a primary care physician.

In a press release, the Saint Luke’s Health System announced that it opened a new walk-in clinic inside the Hy-Vee store in Belton on June 3. The store where the clinic is located is at 1307 E. North Ave.

The opening of Saint Luke’s Convenient Care Clinic marks the 11th clinic location in the region, and is one of 13 clinics planned for the Kansas City area by the end of the year.

“Saint Luke’s has a long history of providing the best care close to home whenever possible,” said Robert S. Bonney, senior vice president, non-acute services and business development for Saint Luke’s Health System. “Hy-Vee shares Saint Luke’s commitment to excellence and to our community, which makes them a natural fit when providing high-quality health care for people close to where they live and work.”

Saint Luke’s Convenient Care clinic, at Highway 58 and Mullen in Belton, is staffed by advanced nurse practitioners and offers treatment immediately and with no appointment for conditions like sore throats, sinus infections, colds and flu, minor cuts and sprains, as well as vaccinations and boosters. The clinic also offers new patients access for referrals to primary care and specialist physicians throughout Saint Luke’s Health System.

“With the new Saint Luke’s Convenient Care clinic, our customers will not only have access to our in-store dietitians and pharmacists, but now they will be able to seek health, wellness and preventive care services all in one stop,” said Erin Bailey, Hy-Vee’s assistant vice president of health and wellness project development.

Saint Luke’s Convenient Care clinics located in Hy-Vee grocery stores are open extended hours on weekdays and weekends, and offer the benefit of patient connectivity through electronic medical records with physicians and specialists throughout Saint Luke’s Health System.

The clinic in Belton is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Sunday.

To contact the Belton location, call 816-251-5765.

For more information, visit www.saintlukeshealthsystem.org/convenient-care.

Two road closures scheduled for Missouri 291 project

As part of the construction on the Missouri 291 project through Harrisonville, Missouri Department of Transportation has scheduled the following two road closures. Each will last one week and streets should be open by June 19:

• June 6 – Close Waters Road and Delmar Street at Missouri 291.

• June 12 – Reopen Waters Road and Delmar Street. Close Crestwood Drive at Missouri 291.

• June 19 – Reopen Crestwood Drive.

Please remember to drive carefully whenever you are in the area.

Road closure announced in Belton

The city of Belton announced June 1 that Turner Road will be closed at its connection to 163rd Street to the Electric Sub Station Entrance west of 163rd Street now through Oct. 1. There will be a lane drop on 163rd Street at the Turner Road intersection now through June 19.

Belton Regional recognized for stroke care

Belton Regional Medical Center announced on Monday that it has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award.

The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

To receive the Silver Plus Quality Achievement award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for at least 12 consecutive months, and during the same period, achieve 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures.

These quality measures are designed to help hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. They focus on appropriate use of guideline-based care for stroke patients, including aggressive use of medications such as clot-busting and anti-clotting drugs, blood thinners and cholesterol-reducing drugs, preventive action for deep vein thrombosis and smoking cessation counseling.

For more information on Belton Regional Medical Center and its services, including stroke care, visit www.beltonregionalmedicalcenter.com.

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