March 12, 2018
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The University of Kansas Health System has joined other premier hospitals by offering physical assessments for executives and other individuals interested in a 1-day comprehensive health exam.
With the launch of a fee-based Executive Health Program in early March, the health system is treating senior leaders in the Kansas City area. Located at 10700 Nall, Suite 101, the program is part of the Indian Creek Campus.
Sasha Thomas, MD, directs the program. He was part of a similar program at Carolinas Healthcare System (renamed Atrium Health) in Charlotte, N.C., for over 3 years.
"I look forward to partnering with many health system teams to give our patients an efficient and streamlined experience to proactively identify health risks and implement a plan to improve their health," Dr. Thomas says.
"Senior leaders in the region have been leaving Kansas City for this type of service," he adds, "and now we're uniquely positioned to deliver an unsurpassed level of care and attention without them having to leave their own backyard."
The goal on exam day is to recognize health risks and guide the patient through an evaluation and management of conditions. Health system staff then work with them to make sure current medical conditions are addressed. Tools and resources are provided to keep executives' physical and emotional health at its optimum.
On appointment day, executives can expect a comprehensive physical examination. Next comes a medical history review, vaccinations (if needed), a hearing test and a pulmonary health evaluation.
After the exam, executives go to the main hospital for testing that has been customized to meet needs based on a health risk assessment. Then they receive a nutrition consultation before returning to the Executive Health Clinic.
In some instances, an executive's blood can be drawn remotely 2 weeks before their appointment, making the process even more convenient.
After the visit, the patients receive a comprehensive report detailing test results, wellness recommendations and goals and strategies to address any issues that may have been detected.
Our health system's program will evolve, says Shawn Long, vice president, corporate and community outreach.
"We want our Executive Health Program to make CEOs feel like they're a part of our exceptional culture so they become advocates for our health system within and outside their companies," Long says. "With our clinical excellence, patient-first approach and national recognition for outstanding quality, we're confident we can expand the program and attract executives from across the country."