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Our Distinctions

The University of Kansas Health System is ranked among the nation's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Our inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation patients receive personalized care at state-of-the-art facilities in Kansas City and Overland Park. Our multidisciplinary teams include expert physicians, rehabilitation nurses, and physical, occupational and speech therapists who work side-by-side to provide you with the best care.

We offer a full spectrum of care for adult and pediatric patients, from surgical to nonsurgical interventions, specializing in a wide array of conditions and disorders. For additional information about locations and conditions treated, visit our locations page.

The University of Kansas Hospital has been ranked nationally in 8 specialties by U.S. News & World ReportAward-winning care

Since 2006, The University of Kansas Health System has been ranked among the best hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. We have also been named "Best Hospital in Kansas City" and "Best Hospital in Kansas" based on reputation and patient outcomes data, including survival and safety. Learn why quality matters.

The University of Kansas Health System is an academic medical center, which means we treat the most challenging illnesses and conditions.Unique programs and services

The University of Kansas Health System is an academic medical center, which means we treat the most challenging illnesses and conditions. Our rehabilitation experts specialize in a broad range of conditions, disorders and injuries that affect mobility or daily activities, including:

  • Burn: Our burn specialty center offers a healing environment to meet the physical and psychological needs for the treatment and recovery of burn patients. Our comprehensive, multidisciplinary team provides leading-edge care to help burn patients regain their health and strength.

  • Brain injury and neurological conditions: Focusing on both physical and cognitive recovery, our multidisciplinary team helps patients achieve the best possible outcomes while providing supportive education to patients and their families.

  • Medically complex: As an academic medical center, we care for the sickest of the sick. Our inpatient physical rehabilitation program provides care for patients who may suffer from one or more complicated medical conditions. Our team develops personalized plans that may include physical, occupational and speech and language therapy based on each person's needs.

  • Balance and vestibular disorders (inner ear): Patients receive a complete evaluation and individualized rehabilitation programs focused on restoring normal balance, orientation and function.

  • Hand injuries: Our specialized hand rehabilitation clinic is uniquely equipped to handle even the most complicated injuries.

  • Lymphedema: Our treatment programs address head and neck, upper body and lower body lymphedema resulting from cancer treatment.

  • Neonatal care: Our tiniest patients receive specialized care throughout the course of their development.

  • Oncology: For those with cancer, our rehabilitation program uses a multimodal approach to recovery. That means we develop a customized treatment plan that combines the best therapies for your specific condition.

  • Orthopedic: Our team offers expert, comprehensive and personalized care to decrease pain, prevent reinjury, improve function and help patients resume daily activities.

  • Posttransplant: Our rehab specialists work closely with the transplant surgery team to help patients regain strength and mobility. We also provide patient education.

  • Trauma: Offering comprehensive and intensive care, our multidisciplinary team works closely with trauma surgeons to care for patients who have suffered a head or spinal cord injury or multi-trauma.

Our rehabilitation programs are personalized to each person's needs so they can achieve the best possible outcome. Our dedicated teams specialize in the treatment and rehabilitation of diverse conditions across all ages.