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What Sets Us Apart

Nationally recognized academic heart care

As the region’s premier academic medical center, The University of Kansas Health System is among the best hospitals in the nation for cardiovascular care. Our team of leading physicians and knowledgeable staff will ensure you experience the highest quality care possible. Our expert staff, advanced technologies, state-of-the-art facilities, and unique programs and research studies combine to provide you with the highest quality care.

Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification

The University of Kansas Health System is the first in the nation to receive Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification from The Joint Commission. This elite honor was developed to recognize hospitals that meet strict requirements across a range of standards, including patient care, hospital processes and patient outcomes, among others.

CCC Certification reflects our commitment to providing the best care and highlights our comprehensive heart care services. It's one more way The University of Kansas Health System is leading the nation and putting patients first.

Nationally recognized for quality

  • U.S. News & World Report has ranked our cardiology and heart surgery program among the nation’s top 50 for 11 consecutive years.
  • Thomson Reuters, the industry leader in healthcare data, named us one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2012.
  • Our cardiac surgery program earned a quality ranking of 3 Stars, the highest available, from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons in 2011.

Expert multidisciplinary care team

We are committed to leading the way in cardiac care. Our heart care team develops and uses new, minimally invasive procedures and surgeries that can benefit our patients immediately. The team has helped develop innovative treatments for conditions including heart failure, heart rhythm disorders, coronary artery disease, heart valve disease and aortic aneurysms.

Because we are an academic medical center, our patients benefit from collaboration among physicians. In addition to our renowned heart care physicians and surgeons, we have specialists in more than 200 fields. Their expertise may prove valuable in your diagnosis and recommended treatment plan.

Our cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons have more combined years of experience than any other heart care group in the region.

Heart care clinical trials

Our patients are often able to participate in research studies and programs unique to our health system. Clinical trials can provide patients with additional options for their condition. Knowledge gained through these studies helps improve care and treatment for heart patients everywhere.

Patient testimonials

Not only is the health and well-being of our patients important to us, but so is their satisfaction in the care they receive. We are pleased to share stories of patients’ experiences with the heart care program at The University of Kansas Health System.

Clinical outcomes