Dr. Samuel U. Rodgers believed that health care was a basic human right. His vision to ensure quality, accessible care regardless of ability to pay led to him founding the health center fifty years ago.
We're here because we love what we do. Hear from three Sam Rodgers Health Center providers about how they help create a safe space for families.
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Our patient resources provide a variety of support for our community. Sam Rodgers is dedicated to having accessible care for patients of every background. To schedule an appointment, please call (816) 474-4920!
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Dedicated to providing the very best for our community
For over fifty years, we have believed in the strength of family. Our story begins with our founder, Dr. Samuel U. Rodgers, MD, MPH. In 1968, Dr. Rodgers opened the first federally-recognized community health center in Missouri—only the fourth center of its kind in the United States at the time.
Dr. Rodgers believed families deserve access to everything they need to thrive. That’s why he chose to open his health center at the Wayne Miner Housing Project, so families received the care they needed right in the heart of their community. Family was the focus of Dr. Rodgers’ vision, and it’s family that’s at the heart of the healing work we do today.
In 1988, the Wayne Miner Health Center was renamed in honor of our founder and Executive Director, becoming the Samuel U. Rodgers Community Health Center. In 1996, Dr. Rodgers became the Executive Director Emeritus. Both we at Rodgers Health and the entire Kansas City community felt the weight of his passing in 1999. Dr. Rodgers dedicated his life to providing quality, compassionate, and affordable health care to Kansas City.
His passion lives on today through the healthy families who are at the heart of everything we do.
Our mission is to provide high quality, compassionate, and affordable healthcare for all. Our health services encompass several areas of expertise and we also provide programs that are designed to help you get the care you need.
We want healthy people in a healthy community. Without vision, we will not have an ideal for which to strive; nor will we be successful. We need to be advanced thinkers; proactive to needs and opportunities and receptive to new ideas when they help us successfully accomplish our mission.
Core values are the most important and deepest beliefs held to be true by the team members of the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center. They form the foundation on which we perform our work and conduct ourselves every day.
Chief Executive Officer
Faisal Khan, MBBS, MPH
Chief Operating Officer
Bob Theis, CPA, BA, MA
Chief Medical Officer
Toni S. Zink, MD & CMO
Chief Financial Officer
Christopher Walker, CPA/CTIP, CGMA, MBA
Chief Human Resources Officer
Janelle Harvey Jordan, SPHR
Gina Mace, MBA
Melina P. Johnson
Mamie Hughes Rodger
Dr. Arif Ahmed
Dr. Michael McCunniff
Betty Nwabuonwu, PMP, PSM
John P. Smith, DO
Awards & Designations
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