Each year, more moms deliver babies at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission than anywhere else in Kansas City. The medical center provides a comfortable, soothing and warm setting for the 5,000 families – and counting – who deliver there each year.

AdventHealth’s commitment to patient experience was a key reason for expanding its birth center. Henderson Engineers provided design services for a four-story addition that included new labor, delivery, and post-partum suites, as well as nurses’ stations, administrative offices, and meeting rooms.

A Level III NICU was added to ensure AdventHealth doctors could care for even the tiniest patients. Henderson converted labor and delivery rooms to a well-baby nursery, a procedure recovery area, C-section rooms, and additional post-partum suites. The space also created a new entryway, patient drop-off and covered parking areas to make arrivals easier for moms when seconds count.

Our team also updated the birth center’s heating, cooling, normal and emergency power systems to make sure they could properly service and support the new space.

AdventHealth and Henderson have been partners for nearly two decades. As more Kansas City moms and dads trust AdventHealth with their growing families, we’ll continue to support all of the medical center’s new additions.


Merriam, KS

Project Size

Approx. 102,000 SF


Electrical, Fire & Life Safety, Mechanical, Plumbing


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