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Help make this year’s event, benefitting Turner House Children’s Clinic, the best ever!


Join us on Nov 30, 6-8 pm,

CBIZ on the Plaza 

Honorary Chair

Cici Rojas, Tico Sports


Dr. Frank Vaughters Service Awardees

Ginia Bags' Paulette Manville & Jennifer Hunter


Diamond Sponsor

The University of Kansas Health System


Platinum Sponsor

BlueCrossBlueShield of Kansas City


Gold Sponsors


Colonel William & Mrs. Andrea Thomas Ramsey


Silver Sponsor

Cobbs Allen

Providence Medical Center


Bronze Sponsors

Bank of Labor; Caroline & Mike Heckman; Chesney & Patrick Sallee; Children’s Mercy Hospital; DeGoler Pharmacy; Dr. Allison Anderson & Dr. Betse Gage; Dr. Kelly Kreisler & Scott Koertner; Dr. Maria Ibarra & Joseph Ibarra; Drs. Sandra & Steven Stites; Dunn Family Foundation; Fiser Group; Jackie & Andrew Burzeck; Polly & Eric Thomas; RDM Architecture; Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP; Stinson Leonard Street; Sunflower Health Plan; UnitedHealthcare Community Plan  

Join us for our sixth annual fundraising event for Turner House Children’s Clinic.

November 30, 2017, 6 – 8 pm
CBIZ on the Plaza, 700 W 47th St, #1100, KCMO 64112

Enjoy the holiday lights with a signature cocktail, appetizers, wonderful people and a great cause: improving access to primary medical, dental and behavioral health care services for our community's underserved and uninsured children.  

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Turner House (Vibrant Health) Receives Federal Designation

Turner House (Vibrant Health) Receives Federal Designation

December 8, 2017

Turner House Clinic received notice this morning that we have achieved the designation of Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Look-Alike status from the Health Resources and Services Administration. Last week we announced  our merger with two other safety net clinics in Wyandotte County, to do business as Vibrant Health - Wyandotte Neighborhood Clinics; this is an exciting next step in that process! 

One of the core goals of Vibrant Health is to improve the health and well being not just of our patients, but of the entire Wyandotte community.  The county has consistently ranked at or near the bottom in the state of Kansas in terms of health outcomes. Achieving the FQHC Look-Alike status gives us a much greater capacity to have an impact on these health issues. 

As part of this federal designation, we will receive an increased reimbursement rate from Medicaid and Medicare as well as opportunity to participate in the 340b pharmacy assistance program. These changes have greater than a $1 million impact on the organization, allowing us to invest in more services to the most vulnerable in our community. 

The merger and this designation are the culmination of a lot of hard work from the board of directors of Turner House to the leadership at the University of Kansas Health System and University of Kansas School of Nursing. Additionally, there has been significant support from the philanthropic community in Kansas City to make this effort happen. 

Recently, we held the first all staff meeting of the new organization. Our team, at all levels, has bought in to this mission, the merged entity and the opportunity working collaboratively across three locations provides for increasing our impact. 

Turner House to become Vibrant Health - Wyandotte Neighborhood Clinics

Turner House to become Vibrant Health - Wyandotte Neighborhood Clinics

December 5, 2017

Eighteen months ago, the Turner House Children's Clinic board, along with the leadership of the University of Kansas Health System and the University of Kansas School of Nursing began conversations and planning to merge the operations of three existing safety net clinics in Wyandotte County. Those clinics are Turner House, Silver City Health Center and the KU Pediatric clinic housed at the Children's Campus of KC. We  have been working collaboratively now for more than a year, with the goal of finalizing a merger, under the Turner House 501c3, at the end of 2017.  The health outcomes in Wyandotte County always fall at or near the bottom of the rankings in Kansas. 

There is a larger number of uninsured residents, more families living under the Federal Poverty Level and a higher number of teen births here than the state averages in those categories. The impact created through this merger is increased access to health care services, improved coordination of care and future program expansion to offer more services. 

Over the last several months, we have been focused on bringing together operations of these clinics, which includes: a unified electronic medical record system, transfer of employment, conversion of accounting and medical billing systems and working towards a cohesive brand. The board and staff have worked incredibly hard to advance this effort each and every day, while also seeing an increased number of patients. 

With all of that said, we are excited about the future, and the ongoing important work that happens each day in our clinics. We are proud to announce our new name, beginning 2018: 

                                                           Vibrant Health - Wyandotte Neighborhood Clinics. 

Thank you for supporting this work, we hope you will continue to believe in this organization and the critical role it plays in our community!

Turner House Receives National Grant to Support Oral Health Care for Underserved Children

Turner House Receives National Grant to Support Oral Health Care for Underserved Children

August 13, 2017

Thank you to Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: The Foundation of The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry  for awarding a 2017-2018 Access to Care grant for $20,000 to Turner House Children’s Clinic. Turner House is one of 10 organizations awarded this year’s grant, supporting dentist-led care to underserved children.

HSHC and Turner House believe that "Every child deserves a Dental Home" – a place to receive consistent, compassionate dental care. 

"Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children is proud to support Turner House and the work they do to provide Dental Homes for children from families that cannot affor dental care, " said HSHC President Dr. Ned Savide. "For these children, the opportunity to receive consistent, compassionate dental care can open the door to a lifetime of good dental health."

HSHC is supported entirely through charitable contributions from pediatric dentists, oral health companies, the AAPD, and organizations with interests in advancing oral health.  For more information, visit 

Hooked On Kids Health Raises Over $18,000

Hooked On Kids Health Raises Over $18,000

June 29, 2017

Over $18,000 was raised to benefit Turner House Children’s Clinic at the Hooked on Kids’ Health event, June 4. All proceeds go to Turner House thanks to our generous sponsors, especially Chef Carlos Falcon of Jarocho’s in KCK and Leawood and Marc Lonesk of Sturgis Materials. 

Chef Carlos served a delicious 4-course seafood feast in an elegantly staged outdoor dining and garden area at Sturgis Materials where 150 guests and volunteers were entertained by music from Scotch Hollow. Darrell Loo, mixologist and Head Bartender at The Julep Cocktail Club, constructed signature cocktails and Ryan Rama poured tastings of Tequila Ocho.  Wine, beer and spirits were graciously supplied by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. Andrea Thomas Ramsey and Stacey Homuth co-chaired the June 4 event.


Thank you to all of our donors and a big shout-out to our silent auction contributors:

·      Port Fonda (Patrick Ryan)

·      Crane Brewing (Chris Meyers)

·      Community First Bank (Therese Bysel )

·      Red Door Grill (Mark Kirke)

·      Dr. Steven Stites

·      Marc Lonesk

We are grateful to our sponsors. Chef Carlos Falcon of Jarocho made this event possible.

Patrick Sallee named Chief Executive Officer of New Wyandotte Community Health Center

Patrick Sallee named Chief Executive Officer of New Wyandotte Community Health Center

February 1, 2017

Patrick Sallee has been named CEO of Wyandotte Community Health Center.  After an extensive and thorough search lead by the WCHC Executive Search Committee, with support from an outside search firm, Patrick was approved unanimously by the Board of Directors at its January 31, 2017 meeting.  

Patrick brings expertise, experience, leadership and enthusiasm to the role; he will be a tremendous asset to WCHC.  

In October of 2016, Turner House Children’s Clinic and the University of Kansas Hospital merged the operations of their respective safety net clinics* to form Wyandotte Community Health Center.  WCHC seeks to improve access to quality, integrated health care and improve health outcomes for uninsured and underinsured people living and working in and around Wyandotte County. Services include the full range of adult and pediatric primary medical, behavioral health and dental services.

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Thank You Prairiebrooke

Thank You Prairiebrooke

August 18, 2016

Turner House toasted our supporters at a recent social event at Prairiebrooke Gallery in Overland Park, Kansas. Thank you Prairiebrooke for donating the space and for the wonderful raffle prize of a gift card won by Sonja Ambur. Turner House donors Maria and Joseph Ibarra also won two tickets to Kicks 4 Kids KC.

Join us for Kicks 4 Kids!

Join us for Kicks 4 Kids!

August 10, 2016

Kicks 4 Kids KC, our annual fundraising event, will take place at Three Points Rooftop Lounge in downtown Kansas City, MO on Thursday, October 6th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Proceeds will support the cost of high quality pediatric primary care provided to low-income underserved and uninsured children in our community.

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Charitable IRA Rollovers

Charitable IRA Rollovers

February 22, 2016

Late in December 2015, President Obama signed legislation that includes a permanent extension of the IRA charitable rollover provision.  Under recent law, you can move up to $100,000 from your IRA to qualified charities such as Turner House Children’s Clinic, without having to pay income tax on the donated amount.

Turner House Earns National Recognition

Turner House Earns National Recognition

October 23, 2015

Turner House Children’s Clinic is excited to announce that it has received renewal recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

–the highest level of recognition given to medical practices.  Turner House has received this recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships.

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