Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame at The University of Kansas Health System is our highest honor. Established in 2011, it demonstrates our enduring gratitude to those individuals and organizations that have played a vital role in our efforts to deliver world-class care to patients most in need. Their leadership, philanthropy and advocacy have made a lasting impact on people throughout Kansas, Missouri, the region and the entire country now and into the future.
Help us save more lives
Make a difference in the lives of thousand of patients in Kansas City, the region and beyond. Your gift will help us provide the best care to patients and families today and for years in the future.
We're proud to recognize several of our most valuable players – loyal supporters whose contributions have made a lasting impact on our organization. Through their commitment to caring and their support of our system, each award recipient is making a lasting impact on the health of people in Kansas City, across Kansas and beyond. – Bob PagePresident and chief executive officer
2018 Hall of Fame Honorees
Partner in Excellence Awards
Honors companies or organizations investing in the health system's growth and success through philanthropy, volunteerism and/or business partnerships
- Global Prairie: Anne St. Peter and the team at Global Prairie have helped us communicate the right message to the right people at the right time at each step in our organization's growth. Whether we're adding a new hospital to our system, providing healthcare thought leadership with other executives throughout the country or celebrating another milestone, we have a lot to communicate. And Global Prairie makes sure our message is right on target.
- LANE4 Property Group: For years, rundown properties on the west side of Rainbow Boulevard were an eyesore not just for our campus but for our Rosedale neighbors. But where others saw neglect, LANE4 Property Group saw potential, envisioning hotels, restaurants, retail and more. LANE4 has transformed the Rainbow corridor, creating a more welcoming front door for both our campus and our city – especially for the 25% of patients who travel here from outside the region. Their vision has revitalized our entire community.
Honors individuals or groups helping transform the health system through support, innovative thinking and advocacy
- The William H. Dunn Sr. family: The members of the William H. Dunn Sr. family are grounded in serving others through time, expertise or financial resources. Time after time, their willingness to help has made all the difference – for The University of Kansas Health System, for our staff and most importantly, for our patients. Most recently, their support helped make Bell Sanctuary a reality, providing a much-needed sacred space for patients and families now and for generations to come.
- Jeff, Mindy and Jordan Yowell: As Jeff and Mindy Yowell went through the process of making a significant planned gift to The University of Kansas Health System, they included their 17-year-old daughter, Jordan, every step of the way. The commitment made by this young family is making a difference today – and will mean even more in the future. Their generous support has ensured people in this region will always have access to the best medicine has to offer.
Honors a leader or leaders who have gone above and beyond in service to the health system over many years
- Charlie Sunderland: In 2000, Charlie Sunderland was one of the first of Kansas City's well-recognized, well-respected civic leaders to believe in what would become The University of Kansas Health System. Soon after joining the board, he was asked to chair the quality committee, arguably one of the most important assignments for any organization, particularly a hospital. Eighteen years later, the health system has earned a national reputation synonymous with quality, even as it has grown drastically. And the quality committee has had the longest standing committee chair.