October 2017 Around Town 3

Metro North Announces Major Golf-Entertainment Project

The new Metro North Crossing development recently announced that it would include a significant entertainment project when it replaces the former Metro North Center.

The long-awaited project will include a golf and entertainment complex when it opens next summer. Similar to TopGolf in Overland Park and the recently announced Driv Golf Lounge + Brewhouse in North Kansas City, the facility will be operated by Troon, a global leader in golf course management and development based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Though as yet unnamed, the center will feature a 52,000-square-foot complex and will include 64 climate-controlled, technology-enhanced hitting bays and suites on three levels.

The golf center will be designed for all ages and skill levels. Guests will be able to “play” several famous golf courses as their shots are projected on high-definition television screens. Players can use advanced tracking technology and receive real-time data on every swing.

The restaurant portion of the center will include an 8,000-square-foot sports bar with interactive televisions. Also planned are a member’s grill and rooftop view lounge.

Metro North Crossing is a $187.5 million mixed-use project being developed on the site of the former Metro North Mall.

North Kansas City Hospital Ranks in Top Five Percent Nationally for Home Health

North Kansas City Hospital’s Home Health program has received Strategic Healthcare Programs’ Premier Performer award for achieving a patient satisfaction score that ranked in the top five percent of all SHP home health clients in 2016. SHP’s healthcare data analytics and benchmarking provide real-time, actionable performance metrics for more than 5,000 home health and hospice providers nationwide.

2016 award recipients were selected by SHP after reviewing and ranking the overall satisfaction score for more than 2,200 home health providers, according to a news release.

North Kansas City Hospital’s Home Health program offers a range of services to help patients stay in their home while recovering from an illness or injury or while living with a medical condition. The program delivers skilled nursing, supportive care, therapy and social services to residents of Clay, Platte, Ray and Jackson Counties, servicing more than 3,000 patients each year.

Trinity Logistics Becomes 

Trinity Logistics is a leading 3PL (third-party logistics) company specializing in freight arrangement and supply chain solutions. Based in Seaford, Delaware, Trinity has Regional Service Centers and agents throughout the US. The local KC office opened in 2003 and now employs a staff of 30, serving both local, and nationwide customers. Until recently, Trinity has been owned by the Banning family since 1979. This year, however, Trinity became team member-owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). On August 29, Trinity hosted a celebration to honor those teammates with over ten years employment with Trinity, as being fully vested in the ESOP. Members of the corporate leadership team in attendance included Sarah Ruffcorn, COO, Billy Banning, Pres, as well as Rich Clair, Chairman of Board of Directors of the ESOP. The event was also attended by some customers, trucking companies, and Trinity family members.

The ReSALE SHOP Celebrates 20 years

THE ReSALE SHOP celebrated its 20th anniversary on August 3. The day-long celebration had a number of activities to help celebrate this milestone, including a proclamation from the Gladstone Mayor, a 94.9 radio station live remote, food trucks, and 20 percent off most items.

THE ReSALE SHOP, a quality upscale resale shop, features men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, accessories, housewares, fine china, books, and jewelry. The funds raised through THE ReSALE SHOP provide resources that meet the unmet needs of thousands of Kansas Citians The major programs are Operation School Bell®, Assault Survivor Kits®, I’m in Charge, Operation Hug, Operation Child in Need, Senior Outreach Service, Operation Celebration, Waste Not, and Best Foot Forward.

Assistance League of Kansas City is a nonprofit philanthropic 100% volunteer organization with a 34-year history of providing services to the greater Kansas City Community. Assistance League of Kansas City is a chapter of National Assistance League, a national not nonprofit organization formed in 1935.

Courtney S. Green M.D. Joins KC Skin and Cancer Center

Courtney S. Green, M.D., is a board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon who strives to provide every patient with compassionate care of the highest caliber.

A native of Boonville, Missouri, Dr. Green received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Missouri, where she was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa and Sigma Rho Sigma honorary societies. She completed her internal medicine internship and dermatology residency at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, where she was selected to serve on the hospital’s Resident Advisory Committee.

Upon the completion of her dermatology residency, Dr. Green completed an accredited Mohs surgery fellowship at the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California, under surgeon Dr. Hugh Greenway, a direct protégé of Dr. Frederick Mohs (for whom Mohs surgery is named). Additionally, she received extensive training in phlebology (the branch of medicine focused on veins and diseases of veins), and laser and cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Green is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a diplomate of the American Board of Lymphatic and Venous Medicine, an associate member of the American College of Mohs Surgery and member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Dr. Green is excited to be back in the Midwest and eager to provide exceptional care for the patients of Kansas City Skin & Cancer Center.

Tri-County Mental Health Services Annual Banquet

Over 450 people attended the Tri-County Annual Banquet at Argosy Casino on August 28th. Three-time Olympian and mental health awareness advocate Suzy Favor-Hamilton was the keynote speaker. In a Q&A session with Tri-County CEO Tom Petrizzo, Hamilton openly conveyed personal aspects of her struggles with bipolar disorder.

“A lot of people can’t believe these behaviors go with the illness,” Hamilton explained, noting loved ones often have difficulty understanding mental illness. “I hope that someone will take an inkling of what I’m saying…and have more compassion.”

Besides featuring Hamilton’s story, the Banquet included awards to area residents who better the lives of those with mental illness. Tom Petrizzo and Emcee Carolyn Long of KCTV5 made the award presentations. Northland Realtor Kevin Trimble sponsored a couple of tables for friends. Tri-County Mental Health serves over 8,000 Northland residents each year.

Budget Blinds Expands 
To New Territory

Exciting news from Budget Blinds of the Northland!  As of October 1st, 2017, Budget Blinds of the Northland, servicing Kansas City, Liberty & The Plaza, has also purchased the territory previously known as Budget Blinds of Kansas City North.  This territory includes Parkville, Platte City, Weston, Smithville, as well as others.  Please call or visit Sherry and Natalie in their showroom conveniently located in Briarcliff Village.

aNu Aesthetics and Optimal 
Wellness Expands

aNu Aesthetics and Optimal Wellness, serving KC North since 2011, is expanding to a much larger space in November and has added amazing new talent and services. Treatments, designed to satisfy the whole face and body, are provided by highly trained physicians, nurses and medical staff in the field of advanced aesthetics, laser, body contouring, skin care, feminine rejuvenation, functional/wellness medicine, IV nutritional therapy, massage, acupuncture, yoga, meditation, and total mind-body relaxation.

Dr. Cristyn Watkins, local owner and founder, works alongside her experienced staff and believes in creating personal relationships with their clients, through knowledge, wellness, and superior service.

aNu has developed an outstanding reputation by offering the ultimate experience in beauty and wellness through an atmosphere of professionalism, personal attention, and excellence in care.