At the ceremony, nonprofit awarded $50,000 donation to Midland Care Connection, supporting improved aging care for patients across the Kansas community
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — July 11, 2019 — WellSky, a leading health and community care technology company, today opened its new world headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas. The company welcomed its partners, executive leadership team, local employees, and community members for a festive grand opening day that included a ribbon cutting ceremony emceed by FOX4 anchor Loren Halifax and the announcement of Midland Care Connection, an integrated health care services provider, as the inaugural recipient of a $50,000 donation from the WellSky Foundation.
With its new world headquarters, WellSky will continue expanding its workforce and supporting its wide network of clients and partners making a difference in their communities. The grand opening event included several prominent speakers from the Kansas City area community — including Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach, Block Real Estate Services Managing Principal Ken Block, WellSky CEO Bill Miller, WellSky executives, WellSky Foundation Executive Director Andrea Morgan, and Midland Care Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Zach Ahrens.
“The opening of WellSky’s new world headquarters is another key milestone in our company’s long legacy of innovation, and our new space will better accommodate the needs of our clients and our dedicated employees,” said Miller. “Our rapidly growing workforce will now have more resources to develop industry-transforming health and community care solutions in our state-of-the-art space that inspires progress, innovation, and success for the clients we serve.”
WellSky will occupy the entire CityPlace Corporate Centre III building, developed by Block Real Estate Services. WellSky’s new headquarters includes a Client Experience Center, which brings to life the transformative work WellSky does for clients every day and serves as a welcoming space for employees to host a range of visitors.
At the grand opening, the WellSky Foundation shared its vision for a world where people in need can receive whole-person care. Financially supporting community organizations like Midland Care helps bring that vision to life. The WellSky Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for vulnerable populations by removing social barriers to better health outcomes — focusing on the top four socioeconomic factors with the greatest impact on a person’s long-term well-being: housing, food insecurity, transportation, and isolation.
Midland Care addresses a range of socioeconomic needs for people in its community, and they provide care services across the continuum — including hospice, home health, private duty, palliative care, adult day care, PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), Meals on Wheels, and grief counseling services. Midland Care will use the WellSky Foundation’s donation to renovate rooms in their inpatient hospice facility, the Midland Care Hospice House, which has served more than 6,100 patients and families over the last 20 years.
“With this generous gift from the WellSky Foundation, we are touching more lives,” said Ahrens. “At Midland Care, we respond to our community’s most challenging care needs by offering a continuum of services that meet individual needs with innovative solutions and ensure that people are met with hope, comfort, and support. This gift allows us to ensure grace and dignity for our loved ones and their families when they need it most.”
The WellSky Foundation will announce its second recipient at its annual user conference, CareForum, in Kansas City this September. The foundation will also name a third recipient before the end of the year. To get important updates on future recipients, events, and ways to get involved, visit the WellSky Foundation website, WellSkyFoundation.org.
WellSky is a technology company advancing human wellness worldwide. Our software and professional services address the continuum of health and social care — helping businesses, organizations, and communities solve tough challenges, improve collaboration for growth, and achieve better outcomes through predictive insights that only WellSky solutions can provide. WellSky is leading the movement for smarter, whole-person care with a visionary approach that addresses individuals’ unique health and social circumstances. A portfolio company of TPG Capital, WellSky serves more than 10,000 client sites around the world — including the largest hospital systems, blood banks and labs, home health and hospice franchises, government agencies, and human services organizations. Informed by more than 30 years of providing software and expertise, WellSky anticipates providers’ needs and innovates relentlessly to help people thrive. Our purpose is to empower care heroes with technology for good, so that together, we can realize care’s potential and maintain a healthy, flourishing world. For more information, visit WellSky.com.
About Midland Care Connection
For over four decades, Midland Care has been a pioneer and leader in responding to the most challenging health care needs in our community. Midland Care offers an integrated community care delivery system addressing social, physical, and spiritual needs, improving the quality of life for our aging population to keep seniors at home and independent longer. Midland Care has witnessed the health care system change with time, but their purpose remains the same. Since 1978, caring community members have enabled Midland Care to bring hope, comfort and support to those in need. Together, we will ensure that our community’s elders live with dignity, cared for by compassionate people in peaceful surroundings. Midland Care is based out of Topeka, Kansas and serves people across the northeast Kansas region. For more information, visit MidlandCareConnection.org.
About the WellSky Foundation
The WellSky Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for vulnerable populations by removing social barriers to health, recovery, and lasting wellness. The WellSky Foundation is an engine for change, financially supporting organizations that enable care and healing for people, regardless of their socioeconomic status. With a deep understanding of the social determinants of health, the WellSky Foundation partners with community organizations that are boldly addressing the top four socioeconomic factors affecting long-term wellness — housing, food insecurity, transportation, and isolation. The WellSky Foundation is committed to funding and supporting organizations that protect the people and communities they serve and create better outcomes for people in need. Together with our community partners, the WellSky Foundation is breaking down social barriers to health and wellness to build thriving communities. To learn more about the WellSky Foundation, visit WellSkyFoundation.org.
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