International Union of Operating Engineers Opens On-Site Health Center for Kansas City Members

Together with Cerner, Local 101 chapter becomes first building and trades union in Kansas City with on-site health care

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The International Union of Operating Engineers’ Kansas City Local 101 chapter today announced the opening of its on-site member health facility, the Union Health and Wellness Center. Cerner, a global leader in health care, staffs and operates the state-of-the-art facility. Local 101 is the first building and trades union in Kansas City to offer an on-site health care center to its 4,500 members, their dependents and retirees throughout 56 counties.

"This Union Health and Wellness Center showcases our commitment to the health and wellness of our members and their families. It’s a groundbreaking concept and a way to offer access and quality care to the thousands of members we serve across the Kansas City area,” said Local 101 Business Manager, Scott Rettig. 

The health center services include primary and urgent care. Members can schedule regular primary care services and receive treatment. The 5,500-square-foot center features five consultative care suites equipped with Cerner’s leading health care technology to manage everything from patient records to appointment scheduling. Services include routine screenings, physical exams, lab services, medication dispensing and the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses.

Patients are able to interact with their providers, review their medical records and schedule appointments using a secure, online portal. The health center also offers an array of wellness services designed to assist members in managing and preventing illness. Programming includes vaccinations, education and coaching, smoking cessation and preventive blood pressure and skin cancer screenings.

“We are pleased that IUOE Local 101 has entrusted Cerner to manage the health of its member population and is joining the increasing number of organizations seeking to offer convenient, high-quality health services, tailor made for the consumer experience. It’s especially gratifying to be part of the initiative in Kansas City and help improve the overall health of the community,” said Mike Heckman, vice president of population health services at Cerner. 

The Local 101 Union Health and Wellness Center is open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and is located at 6601 Winchester Ave., Suite 240, in Kansas City, Mo.

About Kansas City LOCAL 101
Operating Engineers Local 101 jurisdiction includes fifty-six counties in Western Missouri and the entire state of Kansas. Local 101 Kansas City Missouri has approximately 4500 members and is the 22nd largest mixed H&P and Stationary Engineers union in the United States.

The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) is a progressive, diversified trade union that primarily represents operating engineers, who work as heavy equipment operators, mechanics, and surveyors in the construction industry, and stationary engineers, who work in operations and maintenance in building and industrial complexes, and in the service industries.

Founded in 1896, IUOE today has approximately 400,000 members in 123 local unions throughout the United States and Canada. IUOE is the 10th largest union in the AFL-CIO. Over 100 state-of-the-art training and apprenticeship programs ensure that IUOE members are the safest, most productive, and highly skilled craft workers.

About Cerner
Cerner’s health information technologies connect people, information and systems at more than 20,000 facilities worldwide. Recognized for innovation, Cerner solutions assist clinicians in making care decisions and enable organizations to manage the health of populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help health care organizations manage revenue, as well as a wide range of services to support clients’ clinical, financial and operational needs. Cerner’s mission is to contribute to the systemic improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities. For more information about Cerner, visit, read our blog at, connect with us on Twitter at and on Facebook at Our website, blog, Twitter account and Facebook page contain a significant amount of information about Cerner, including financial and other information for investors.


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