About Our Health System
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Distinctions

The University of Kansas Health System is one of the nation's leading hospitals delivering comprehensive care, surgery and diagnostics for people with complex conditions. Our health system distinctions are the reasons why we consistently rank among the best in the nation for quality of care. U.S. News & World Report has ranked The University of Kansas Hospital among the nation's top 50 hospitals for 12 consecutive years.

If you are interested in having a 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, 7 days a week.

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Magnet designation
Our health system earned Magnet designation, nursing's standard of excellence.
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Ranked among the nation's best
For 12 consecutive years, we have ranked among the nation's top programs in U.S. News & World Report.
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Top academic medical center
Earned Vizient's 2018 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award; ranked 5th out of 99 academic medical centers studied.

Areas of excellence

Our journey to become one of the top academic medical centers in the nation was hard-earned, making each accomplishment that much more significant. Our areas of distinction include:

The University of Kansas Cancer Center

Our world-class National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center is one of only 70 nationwide. Only institutions demonstrating scientific excellence through a rigorous peer review process receive NCI designation. As a result, our patients have better access to clinical trials, the latest therapies and more personalized care closer to home.

Specialty programs treat patients with breast, lung, prostate, sarcoma, colon, and head and neck cancers, offering increased patient access to world-renowned experts and world-class care. We also offer the region's largest blood and marrow transplant program for the treatment of complex blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma.

Center for Advanced Heart Care

Our nationally recognized team at the Center for Advanced Heart Care produces excellent outcomes for patients with conditions including heart failure, heart rhythm disorders, coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, aortic aneurysms and women's heart disease. Patients receive the most advanced care through research and collaboration, with leading-edge options such as heart valve procedures, minimally invasive robotic surgery and innovative catheterization and heart rhythm procedures.

Center for Advanced Brain and Neurological Care

Nationally renowned specialists at the Center for Advanced Brain and Neurological Care provide expert diagnoses and treatment for complex disorders affecting the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. These include stroke, brain aneurysms, tumors and traumatic brain injury, as well as conditions such as epilepsy and Parkinson's disease.

Our health system was one of the first 4 in the nation and the first in Kansas City recognized as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.

Spine specialists and surgeons at our Marc A. Asher, MD, Comprehensive Spine Center provide complex diagnoses and the best treatment options for conditions including degenerative disc disease, herniated disc and spinal cord tumors.

Center for Concussion Management

Our Center for Concussion Management provides diagnosis and treatment for concussion. A collaborative team of experts provides access to concussion testing, care and education for youth and community members throughout the region.

Sports Medicine Performance Center

Our doctors and surgeons at the Sports Medicine and Performance Center specialize in the prevention of sports injuries and disorders, improving health with advanced surgical and nonsurgical care. We are the official healthcare provider of the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, Kansas Speedway and Sprint Center.

Level I Trauma Center

The region's only nationally verified Level I Trauma Center, our health system offers the most comprehensive care for complex injuries. Specialists including trauma surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, neurosurgeons, orthopedists, plastic surgeons, radiologists and nurses provide a full spectrum of emergency care. Since 2000, we have served as a nationally verified Level I Trauma Center as designated by the American College of Surgeons.

Gene and Barbara Burnett Burn Center

Established in 1973, ours is the only burn center in the region accredited for both adult and pediatric burns by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons. Patients receive individualized care for complex burns and wounds, and support and resources to increase comfort and speed recovery.

Center for Transplantation

At the region's largest, most successful solid organ transplant program, we provide patients with advanced, comprehensive care before, during and after transplant. Our team uses the latest medical and surgical techniques to support patients through the complete process. We also promote living kidney donation and associated services and resources.

By the numbers

  • Employees: 10,000+
  • Staffed beds: 792*
  • Physicians: 1,000+
  • Inpatient discharges: 54,659*
  • Surgical procedures: 26,171*
  • Outpatient visits: 1,321,558*
  • Emergency visits: 53,534*

FY 2017 data
*Kansas City hospital only. Other numbers include all Kansas locations.

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