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 East Heights Family Care clinic and future 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.

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West Campus

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 September 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.

South Iowa

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.

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Support from donors

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LMH Health Foundation provided a record $3.5 million of philanthropic support to LMH Health patients, programs and initiatives throughout fiscal year 2018. This record year was made possible by nearly 1,800 donors who provided support to several major initiatives, including LMH Health East Heights Family Care, West Campus and renovation of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab.

Donor contributions also supported the Help & Healing Fund, which helps patients in need with expenses for medications, medical equipment or other necessities for healing and recovery after a hospital stay. In 2018, LMH Health Foundation provided support for 541 requests from patients for the medications and medical equipment they needed, a nearly 40% increase from 2017.

Through outreach, partnerships and local healthcare expertise, we are creating a healthy future for you, your family and everyone we serve. Join the journey as build a destination for healthy living.

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