Kansas City Fisher House
Kansas City Fisher House
A new Fisher House will be built at the Kansas City VA Medical Center in Missouri. The 16-suite "home away from home" will serve families of veterans eligible to receive health care from the Kansas City VA.
The home will join the already existing 76 Fisher Houses located throughout the country, as well as in Germany and the UK.
For more than 25 years, the Fisher House program has provided free lodging for more than 335,000 families of patients receiving medical care at major VA and Department of Defense hospitals. On any given night, up to 1,000 families can be staying at a Fisher House, allowing them to be close to their loved one during a medical crisis and to focus on what’s important—the healing process. The Kansas City Fisher House will add up to 6,000 nights of lodging per year.
“I can’t tell you how excited I am to be part of this,” said Ken Fisher, Chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation. “I want our veterans and their families to know when they walk in the door of a Fisher House that America cares and we thank them for their service.”
Kansas City VA Medical Center
The Kansas City VA Medical Center (KCVAMC) is a 157-bed medical, surgical, and psychiatric facility. As a referral center, KCVAMC provides comprehensive health care for veterans in Kansas, western Missouri. KCVAMC is a major center for medical research in the Midwest and conducts basic and clinical research in all major fields of study.
“We are thrilled and honored to be chosen as a recipient for a Fisher House,” said Kathleen Fogarty, Director, KCVAMC. “This is a home away from home to families and caregivers of veterans receiving care at the Kansas City VA Medical Center (KCVAMC).”
KCVAMC maintains over 150 academic affiliations and is the only cochlear implant facility in the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 15. The facility’s local and regional 50,000+ veteran patients visit KCVAMC over 570,000 times each year.
Community-Based Outpatient Clinics include: Belton, Mo.; Cameron, Mo.; Excelsior Springs, Mo.; Honor Annex, Kansas City, Mo.; Nevada, Mo.; Paola, Kan.; Shawnee, Kan.; Warrensburg, Mo.
Radiation Therapy, Johnson County, Kan.; and a Mobile Clinic reaching Carrollton, Bolivar, Chillicothe, Osceola, and Trenton, Mo., and Olathe, Kan.
“The 16 guest suites of the Fisher House will provide a comfortable, peaceful place to rest and support for families who are with their loved ones during their care and rehabilitation at our VA Medical Center,” said Fogarty. “It’s more than a convenient and beautiful place to stay, the guests of Fisher House share common experiences, form lasting friendships, and become a unique kind of family, bonding from their Fisher House experience. We are so thankful to the Fisher House Foundation for this opportunity and feel privileged to be joining the Fisher House Family,” Fogarty added.
Kansas City Royals’ 2018 Diamond of Dreams
Benefiting Fisher House
Diamond of Dreams, Royals Charities' on-field gala, takes place on the field at Kauffman Stadium.
The annual event features appearances from current and former Royals, a fabulous menu from local restaurants, an exclusive silent auction presented by Teva, a live concert in the outfield by Rachel Platten and spectacular fireworks. Proceeds from Diamond of Dreams will support the building of a Fisher House in Kansas City.