About Us

The University of Kansas Health System is the Kansas City region's premier academic medical center

As the destination center for complex care in Kansas City, The University of Kansas Health System is here to assist you in caring for your patients. With a world-class team of experienced physicians using today's most advanced technology, you can trust that our health system is equipped to handle the most serious and complicated cases. Our dedication to healthcare excellence and patient-focused care means you can be confident your patients will receive the best possible outcome.

We welcome your referrals and make every effort to enhance communication between our office and yours. If you are interested in having your patient seen at The University of Kansas Health System, or to consult with a physician in any department, please call 913-588-5862 or toll-free 877-588-5862. Our physicians are also available for consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What sets us apart

Our health system is constantly growing and improving. Some of our most notable accomplishments include:

  • The University of Kansas Health System serves more than 30,000 inpatients annually.
  • Eleven of our medical and surgical specialty areas are ranked nationally by the U.S. News & World Report.
  • The University of Kansas Cancer Center is one of 69 NCI-designated Cancer Centers in the United States.
  • Our health system has been awarded magnet designation.
  • We house the region's only accredited pediatric and adult burn center.
  • Our health system is home to the area's only nationally-accredited Level1 Trauma Center.
  • Our stroke center is the first in the area to be recognized as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.

Learn more about the distinctions and innovations that distinguish The University of Kansas Health System from other hospitals in Kansas City.


Contact us

To consult with a physician, please call 913-588-5862 or toll-free 877-588-5862.

Setting a new standard for healthcare

As a premier academic medical center, we are committed to serving as a resource for other hospitals throughout the Midwest. In fiscal year 2016, we served patients from every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, all 105 Kansas counties and most Missouri counties.

Collaboration among physicians representing more than 200 specialties, nurses, researchers, educators and other professionals delivers exciting discoveries and life changing treatments to patients. It leads to more options, more hope.

This is academic medicine at The University of Kansas Health System.

Giving back

As a not-for-profit health system, our success relies on the gifts of generous physicians and other donors. Make a gift to The University of Kansas Health System and help advance the future of academic medicine.

Contact us

For more information about our health system, or for other questions and inquiries, contact us.