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Support heart care

Your gift to support heart care in Kansas City will help save and improve lives for years to come. Donate now.

To learn more about supporting our cardiology services, contact Caroline McKnight.

Caroline McKnight
Development Director,
Cardiovascular Services
913-945-5726

Support Us

As the only academic medical center in the Kansas City region, The University of Kansas Health System cares for heart care patients with the most complex conditions. Our cardiology services provide leading-edge prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care to those who need it most. And even though our patients are sicker than most, they experience significantly lower mortality, stroke, heart attack and infection rates than the national average.

As a not-for-profit organization, The University of Kansas Health System receives no state or local funding. The success of our cardiology services and our ability to save more lives depends on support from generous donors throughout Kansas City and beyond. Make a gift online today and help transform the future of academic medicine.

Why support heart care?

The University of Kansas Hospital

The University of Kansas Health System is recognized as one of the best hospitals in Kansas City and in the nation for heart care. We provide comprehensive care for heart health, from prevention and screening to innovative nonsurgical and surgical procedures.

Leading our heart team are well-respected, board-certified physicians. Our cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons are recognized for their work in developing new approaches to preventing, diagnosing and treating heart disease. They treat many patients who have been considered too high-risk by other heart care programs.

As an academic medical center, we are able to provide the best available therapies through leading-edge research. By giving to The University of Kansas Health System, you help us continue to offer more options to our heart patients through the most medically advanced therapies available.

What happens here saves lives

Your gift makes a difference in the lives of people with heart disease. Read the stories below to find out more about how The University of Kansas Health System is providing lifesaving care to people with critical conditions.

New heart, new life

Zach Engelken 

Zach Engelken's heart was failing, and doctors feared he had only a few hours to live. That's when heart failure specialists at The University of Kansas Health System stepped in. Read Zach's story.

His only hope

Jerry Sheridan laughs with Martin Emert, MD 

Jerry Sheridan of Sheridan's Frozen Custard wasn't expected to survive after suffering a lethal combination of heart conditions. A complex treatment plan posed risks, but it was his only hope. Read Jerry's story.

Rare heart surgery

Mike Copeland 

Four-term Olathe Mayor Mike Copeland discovered he had a unique heart condition that required three major surgical procedures. Learn how a complex surgery saved his life. Read Mike's story.