The Academic Advantage
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Benefits of Academic Medicine

At The University of Kansas Health System, you'll benefit from the exceptional strengths of an academic medical center. The scope of knowledge, the depth of expertise, the breadth of scientific inquiry and the advanced technological resources you'll find here are unmatched by community hospitals.

By choosing us for your healthcare, you'll have access to physicians representing more than 200 medical specialties and services. Our doctors are among the top specialists in their fields. Together, they care for patients, collaborate to find breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, and pass their knowledge to the next generation of healthcare professionals.

As an academic health system, we provide the latest treatment options and deliver advanced services not available elsewhere in our region. – Bob Page

President and CEO, The University of Kansas Health System

How we stand apart

  • Together, The University of Kansas Health System and the University of Kansas Medical Center serve our region as the premier academic medical center. The health system's physicians, nurses and staff share a commitment to service, continuous improvement and patient care excellence. The medical center's faculty members engage in teaching and clinical research, shaping the future of medicine.

    Excellence and caring permeate our culture at every level. We are privileged to help people from all parts of Kansas and Missouri, as well as patients from every U.S. state and several countries. Our quality and outcomes have earned our position among U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals every year since 2007.

    As the teaching hospital for the University of Kansas Medical Center, the only academic medical center in Kansas, it is our responsibility to provide the highest level of expertise, service and technology to care for the most severely ill patients. Our clinicians and researchers are proud and eager to meet this challenge.

  • The hospital's physicians are not only faculty members at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, they are also at the forefront of medical discoveries taking place at the University of Kansas Medical Center. The medical center is a research leader in cancer treatment and prevention, neurology and liver and kidney transplantation. The School of Health Professionals and the School of Nursing are also nationally recognized for their research accomplishments.
  • Because The University of Kansas Health System is an academic medical center, you benefit from collaboration among physicians who work together to treat your condition. You'll have access to the latest and most comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options and a continuous network of care. Here, specialists are often located across the hall instead of across town.
  • As the region's leading academic medical center serving the Kansas City area, we manage the most complex medical and surgical cases and provide leading-edge options and the most advanced expertise.

    Our specialists provide innovative treatments for patients with complex conditions, such as liver failure, heart valve disorders and leukemia or lymphoma. Without this level of care, some of these patients would have no other options available in this region.

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Quality care

We provide the most advanced care to ensure the best outcomes for our patients. Discover why our quality care has earned us a reputation as the best hospital in Kansas and Kansas City.
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