At Truman Medical Center, our goal is to help patients with
Sickle Cell Disease live life to the fullest.
As the premier provider of sickle cell care in the region
and Kansas City's only adult Sickle Cell Center, TMC Hospital Hill has long been at the forefront of improving
lives of those living with the chronic challenges of sickle cell
We provide a healing environment, individual attention and a
strong support system for our patients -- quality care unlike any
other regional health provider.
Sickle Cell Disease is a group of inherited red
blood cell disorders. Sickle red blood cells become hard, sticky, and
shaped like sickles used to cut wheat. When these hard and pointed
red cells go through the small blood tube, they clog the flow and
break apart. This can cause pain and damage to organs such as the
spleen or kidneys. Sometimes people experience a prolonged period of
pain -- called crises -- in which emergency department visits or
hospitalization may be necessary.
The Healing Environment. At TMC's Sickle Cell
Center, the aesthetically-pleasing treatment area with soft lighting
and soothing colors creates a nurturing environment. With a nurse
right by each patient's side, comfort is our utmost concern. During
a crisis state, unlike an emergency department, the Center is able
to treat our patients' pain more efficiently in a comfortable, quiet
room, built to heal by design.
Individual-Centered Care. Our team creates an
individual treatment plan for each patient, including a holistic
approach to encompass long-term goals. The care is patient-centered
and patient-focused, with complete attention on each patient's
needs. Our staff knows each individual's medical history so we are
to treat each patient's pain accordingly to their needs.
- Comprehensive medical inpatient and outpatient treatments,
including annual exams, nutritional counseling, physical
therapy, lab and x-ray evaluations, and pain management
- Patient waiting room and exam rooms decorated with color and
light schemes that help stimulate healing and comfort
- Prompt treatment during a crisis state
- Individual treatment plans specific to patient's age and
For more information about TMC's Sickle Cell Center, please call: