International Union of Operating Engineers Opens On-site Health Center For Kansas City Members
June 16, 2016
Together with Cerner, Local 101 chapter becomes first building and trades union in Kansas City with on-site health care.
The International Union of Operating Engineers’ Kansas City Local 101 chapter today announced the opening of its on-site member health facility, the Union Health and Wellness Center. Cerner, a global leader in health care, staffs and operates the state-of-the-art facility. Local 101 is the first building and trades union in Kansas City to offer an on-site health care center to its 4,500 members, their dependents and retirees throughout 56 counties.
"This Union Health and Wellness Center showcases our commitment to the health and wellness of our members and their families. It’s a groundbreaking concept and a way to offer access and quality care to the thousands of members we serve across the Kansas City area,” said Local 101 Business Manager, Scott Rettig.
The health center services include primary and urgent care. Members can schedule regular primary care services and receive treatment. The 5,500-square-foot center features five consultative care suites equipped with Cerner’s leading health care technology to manage everything from patient records to appointment scheduling. Services include routine screenings, physical exams, lab services, medication dispensing and the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses.
Patients are able to interact with their providers, review their medical records and schedule appointments using a secure, online portal. The health center also offers an array of wellness services designed to assist members in managing and preventing illness. Programming includes vaccinations, education and coaching, smoking cessation and preventive blood pressure and skin cancer screenings.
“We are pleased that IUOE Local 101 has entrusted Cerner to manage the health of its member population and is joining the increasing number of organizations seeking to offer convenient, high-quality health services, tailor made for the consumer experience. It’s especially gratifying to be part of the initiative in Kansas City and help improve the overall health of the community,” said Mike Heckman, vice president of population health services at Cerner. The Local 101 Union Health and Wellness Center is open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and is located at 6601 Winchester Ave., Suite 240, in Kansas City, Mo.