The WMMC Foundation Board, WMMC Staff and Trey Lefman with Walmart Store #61

Warrensburg, MO (October 22, 2021) — The Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) Foundation received a $1,000 check from the Walmart Community Grant organization.

This donation will provide additional funds to support the WMMC Foundation’s 2021 project, “Innovation That Heals.” This project will create a modern and eco-friendly update to the OR where over 2,100 surgeries are performed annually. Additionally, the project will include adding energy-efficient LED lighting, purchasing state-of-the-art sterilization machines, implementing SteriTite® containers and more. Overall, these upgrades will reduce waste by 80% and provide an estimated annual savings of over $80,000. For more information about this project, visit

“We are extremely thankful to Walmart for supporting our project,” said Kathleen Brandt, Board President. “It’s exciting to see local organizations come together to help us achieve our goal to support the hospitals mission in providing excellent care, right here at Western Missouri Medical Center.”

The Walmart Community Grant program is a highly competitive program, receiving more than 150,000 applications each year. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to providing opportunities for organizations to improve the communities they serve.



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About Western Missouri Medical Center

Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) is a fully accredited acute care county medical center located in Warrensburg, MO. WMMC prides itself in emergency care, obstetrics, orthopedic and general surgery, family healthcare, internal medicine, outpatient clinics, ambulatory care, rehabilitation services, and more. Inpatient services include medical, surgical, intensive, obstetrical, orthopedic, pediatric, and skilled nursing care, as well as a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic outpatient services. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

About Western Missouri Medical Center Foundation

The Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(3), not-for-profit organization. Established in 1987, its sole purpose is to support and enhance WMMC’s mission. The Foundation accomplishes this by securing private gifts and financial support from individuals and area businesses. These philanthropic gifts are used to enhance existing facilities, products and services offered by WMMC. They are also used to expedite the construction of new facilities, speed the delivery of new products, bring on the latest technology and expand the medical center’s services in order to continue to meet the growing health needs of the citizens Johnson County and West Central Missouri.