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Kansas Speedway partnership


Our hospital has served as the official healthcare provider of Kansas Speedway since it opened in 2001. Expert physicians and nurses from our hospital are on hand to take care of drivers, crew members and fans. The medical team is led by Dennis Allin, MD, recipient of NASCAR’s Medical Director Award for 2014.

Emergency Services

Advanced, comprehensive emergency medicine and trauma care 24/7

We provide the highest level of emergency care for adult and pediatric trauma, burns and other serious emergencies. Our board-certified emergency medicine physicians specialize in trauma care and work together with our trauma surgeons to handle any medical emergency.

As a Level I Trauma Center, a nationally accredited chest pain center and an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, patients receive the highest level of care in our Emergency Department. This includes critically ill patients who may be suffering:

Trauma care

Our highly trained trauma surgeons are on site 24/7. These critical care specialists are board-certified intensivists and provide the most advanced and comprehensive care to critically injured patients. As the region’s only nationally verified Level I Trauma Center, we specialize in high-acuity patients with complex, multisystem injuries including:

Helipads provide direct access

Our three helipads allow direct access to the ED from the hospital roof. The newest helipad can support a 30,000-pound military helicopter that may carry the U.S. president, vice president or other government officials. The helipad features a fire-suppression system and illumination for landing by night-vision goggles.

New helipad at The Unversity of Kansas Hospital

Entrance and parking

The emergency department is accessible from the main hospital location at 3901 Rainbow Boulevard in Kansas City, Kansas. Parking is available in the parking garage across from the Heart Center. Find additional driving directions here.

ED waiting time

We assess each patient's vital signs and condition within the first 5 minutes of arrival at the ED. Anytime you visit the ED, your wait to receive care depends on a number of factors.

  • Your diagnosis and condition seriousness 
  • Patient volume 
  • Condition of other patients 

To help reduce waiting time and speed up the process for noncritical events, we established a rapid evaluation, assessment and treatment area, or REACT.

Urgent care has convenient locations and extended hours for your medical needs

Nonemergency resources

If you have any doubts about your or a loved one's injury or condition, don't hesitate. Call 911 immediately.

When you need to see a doctor right away but don't require a trip to the emergency department, our urgent care offices offer convenient hours and locations. Nonemergency conditions may include respiratory difficulties associated with asthma and allergies, sore throats, coughs, fever, rashes, minor injuries, headaches, vomiting and flu-like symptoms. 

Our Poison Control Center provides information on all types of poison, includes poisonous chemicals, plants and snakes. We're available 24/7 from anywhere in the state of Kansas and throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. Call our hotline at 1-800-222-1222.

EMS partners

Regional EMS professionals are an essential part of our emergency and trauma teams. Maintaining strong partnerships with these teams helps ensure the best possible patient outcomes. For information, contact Dan Hudson, RN, EMT-P, EMS liaison, by email or call 913-588-0824.