Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Stormwater treatment facilities use native plants to help absorb runoff.
Stormwater treatment facilities use native plants to help absorb runoff.

Prairie Village residents eligible for reimbursement on stormwater planting projects. Prairie Village has received a $5,000 grant from Johnson County for a a cost-sharing program for stormwater treatment Facilities. Homeowners and business property owners who have interest in incorporating stormwater treatment facilities — usually native plantings that help absorb runoff — on their property, can apply for grant money. [2017 Cost-Share Opportunity for Prairie Village Residents — City of Prairie Village]

Work under way to rehab tennis court at McCrum Park. Tennis players will have to wait until early summer to head back to the McCrum Park tennis court, which is being rebuilt after showing significant signs of wear and tear. Crews started their work earlier this month, and will be building the new court surface on top of the existing court. The city intends to keep the existing fencing around the court. Work is expected to be completed at the end of May.

Shawnee Mission Health earns “A” grade on spring hospital safety ratings. Merriam-based Shawnee Mission Health learned earlier this week that it had received an “A” grade on the Leapfrog Group’s latest hospital safety grade report. It’s the eighth time in a row the hospital has received the highest rating, which measures patient safety. “We are honored to have again received an ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group,” said Administrative Director of Quality and Safety Lori K. Cue. “To have earned this highest grade eight ratings in a row is a testament to our commitment to patient safety and our efforts to consistently provide the highest quality care for our patients.”