KVC Prairie Ridge Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. serves children and adolescents by providing inpatient stabilization and psychiatric treatment. Since children are working through exposure to traumatic events, an environment that enhances feelings of safety is critical to the healing process.
“We know families are walking into Prairie Ridge in crisis and experiencing the worst day of their lives. It is our responsibility to give them a warm, child-friendly experience and the confidence to know KVC is the right choice and will help their families get through this.” -Ryan Speier, Vice President of Administration.
In 2013, Prairie Ridge began a renovation project, which will be completed in stages over the next few years, to enhance the healing nature of the environment. Stage one is complete and included updating the patient waiting areas, visit rooms and largest acute children’s unit. Stages two and three will include the remaining units, on-site school (KVC Academy) and the cafeteria.
KVC’s business partners were critical to accomplishing this project with minimal disruption to services as well as donating a portion of the time and materials to ensure the renovations were affordable. Those partners are Hoefer Wysocki Architecture, Titan Construction, Canyon Stone, Campione Interior Solutions, Switzer & Associates Painting Co., Faith Technologies, Exhibit Associates and Casework Solutions. Speier noted, “We cannot thank our partners enough for further enhancing our treatment environment and keeping it in line with KVC’s commitment to provide the highest quality of care and further demonstrate that each family’s experience matters to us.”