Just months after the completion of the $10 million renovation of the Linwood YMCA, ground was broken on an addition to the Y. Partners gathered Mon., June 5 for the groundbreaking for a 7,000 square foot clinic, University Health at the Lindwood Y.

The clinic will serve YMCA members and those in the surrounding community. Providers at the clinic will be able to refer people to YMCA programs to help them manage their conditions. The goal is to reduce and manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, and high blood pressure to create a healthier, more physically active Kansas City.

“I have long said that healthcare shouldn’t just happen within the four walls of a hospital,” said Truman CEO, Charlie Shields. “Truman Medical Centers has been working for years to get out into the community with neighborhood clinics and at grocery stores. But this is the first time we will be providing care in a YMCA.”

The renovated YMCA celebrated its grand opening in February. The renovations include a pool enclosed with a retractable roof, a refurbished gymnasium, expanded weight room, and a community room with a test kitchen where instructors can teach families how to eat better.

The clinic is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

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