Expanding for a Healthy Future
After nearly 100 years of service in our local community, Lawrence Memorial Hospital has become LMH Health. Why the name change? Because today, we have become much more than a hospital, and we are creating healthy communities far beyond Lawrence. We’ve grown to serve a much larger purpose – to be your partner for lifelong health – so we chose a name that better reflects our commitment to you and your family.
Our investments in your healthy future include enhanced access and convenience all across Lawrence and our surrounding communities. From expansion at our Maine Street Campus to the future East Heights Family Care clinic and West Campus location – and through our ever-growing primary and specialty care practices and healthy community partnerships – we are committed to providing the high-quality services you need for a lifetime of healthy living, close to home.
New locations for improved access
East Heights Family Care
LMH Health is expanding primary care in East Lawrence with the opening of a new medical clinic. East Heights Family Care, largely funded through private gifts through the LMH Health Foundation, is conveniently located within the Independence, Inc., building near 20th and Haskell.
The clinic offers essential day-to-day healthcare services for a wide range of conditions; everything from the common cold, immunizations or a wellness physical, can be completed at the new clinic. The clinic is staffed by a community primary care provider, Dr. Ashley Bloom.
Construction is underway on the LMH Health West Campus, located near the northeast corner of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway. Slated to open in 2020, this outpatient facility will include expanded space for orthopedic, therapy, surgery and breast center services. Physician practices relocating to the building will be OrthoKansas, Mt. Oread Family Practice and Plastic Surgery Specialists of Lawrence, as well as satellite space for the Internal Medicine Group and some specialty practices. Plans are also underway for a women’s center.
In January 2019, LMH Health announced the finalization of a lease for retail space on south Iowa Street. The location at 3211 Iowa Street, site of the former Pier 1 retail building near Target, will house a family medicine and urgent care clinic.
Collaborating within our communities
LMH Health isn’t only growing our physical footprint, we’re also expanding our relationships in our communities.
Through a collaboration with Just Food, our primary care clinics and Emergency Department are helping patients with food insecurity. These departments are distributing emergency meal kits, food resource guides and a healthy eating prescription to patients who self-identify as being food insecure.
LMH Health is a member of the Douglas County Behavioral Health Coalition. The coalition is a group of organizations dedicated to serving Douglas County residents and ensuring equitable access to behavioral healthcare and services. In 2018, Douglas County voters approved funding for a recovery campus located immediately adjacent to Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center and across the street from our Maine Street Campus and Heartland Community Health Center.