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Reimagining Healthcare in Kansas and Beyond

As the region’s premier academic medical center, we take our responsibility to provide the best care for Kansans very seriously. As we reimagine healthcare for our city, state, region and beyond, we strive to create innovative ways to give citizens access to nationally ranked care close to home.

We embraced this mission in 1998 when The University of Kansas Hospital began as an independent authority. We have driven progress for more than 2 decades and have no plans to stop.

Our steadfast commitment to healthcare excellence has earned our health system accolades that inspire confidence in patients and their loved ones. You have choices when evaluating healthcare options. These distinctions can help you determine which hospitals provide the best care for the most serious or complicated conditions.

Our recognition includes:

  • Ranked among the nation's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 13 consecutive years, including in these 8 specialties for 2019-20:
    • Cancer
    • Diabetes and endocrinology
    • Ear, nose and throat
    • Geriatrics
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology and neurosurgery
    • Pulmonology
    • Urology
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as nationally high performing in:
    • Cardiology and heart surgery
    • GI and GI surgery
    • Orthopedics
  • Named best hospital in Kansas City for 10 consecutive years – and in Kansas for 8. No other hospital has won these honors since U.S. News began offering them.
  • Named to Becker's Hospital Review's 2018 listing of 100 Great Hospitals in America.
  • Recognized with a Pinnacle of Excellence Award as a top-ranked hospital for patient experience by Press Ganey.
  • Earned 3 consecutive Magnet designations for nursing excellence.

While we appreciate these honors, they don't mean our work is finished. In fact, they signify a journey that is only beginning. They underscore our position and charge to extend leading academic medicine across the state of Kansas – and beyond.

Innovative care delivery

Technology enables our providers to deliver care by innovative means. Some of our specialists provide telehealth care, connecting with patients in other locations to address conditions including ALS, behavioral health and heart failure.

Many of our physicians devote time to traveling to partner sites throughout Kansas, providing high-quality, convenient care to local residents.

And, through initiatives such as our Care Collaborative, our teams share education and guidance with peers in rural communities throughout Kansas. They extend proven care protocols and evidence-based best practices to support teams in providing the best care for time-critical diagnoses, including:

  • STEMI
  • Stroke
  • Sepsis
  • Heart failure
  • Trauma

These efforts, and many others, underscore our commitment to caring for Kansans. We believe everyone in Kansas deserves access to nationally ranked care. We are dedicated to applying technology and collaborating with peers throughout the state to continue making this vision a reality.

A commitment to collaboration

We believe strongly in the power of teams to provide patients with complete, comprehensive, advanced healthcare. We collaborate with peers throughout our community to ensure Kansans benefit from the best available protocols and knowledge.

One example of our collaborative style is the Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA). The MCA is the outreach network of The University of Kansas Cancer Center. It is a membership-based organization that partners with cancer research, care and support professionals to promote cancer prevention, detection, treatment and survivorship in our area and region. Members receive second opinion and consultation services, outreach programs, continuing education opportunities and patient navigation support.

These represent just a few examples of our commitment and drive to reimagine healthcare for all those who rely on us and deserve the best.

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