Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Turning point and KU Hospital celebrate one year together

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Turning Point,  the center for hope and healing, Kansas City’s highly respected patient support organization is celebrating its first year as part of The University of Kansas Hospital, the region’s premier academic medical center.

The number of people accessing Turning Point grew 55 percent to more than 8,000 people helped in the first year.  And the center added many new programs for patients and their families facing heart failure, stroke, cancer and neurological diseases. 

Using classes, activities and education for people of all ages at its Leawood facility, Turning Point provides significant support for patients and their families on an outpatient basis and after they leave the hospital, delivering a continuum of care which impacts healing both physically and emotionally.

Moira Mulhern, PhD, the organization’s co-founder and chief executive officer, said Turning Point successfully collaborates with many hospitals and disease organizations in Kansas City and across the region.  

Dr. Mulhern said the first year with The University of Kansas Hospital exceeded expectations.
Since Turning Point depends on community financial support, anyone wanting to donate to should call 913-383-9700 and ask for Julie Mulhern.