March 13, 2015
KANSAS CITY, KAN.— The opening of Urgent Care at Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City, Missouri is just the latest of a long history of investments by The University of Kansas Hospital to provide better access to health care in Missouri.
Interview with Bob Page, President and Chief Executive Officer, The University of Kansas Hospital.
One of the first moves the hospital made when it began operating as an independently governed public authority in 1998 was to acquire a network of family medicine clinics on both sides of the state line.
Currently, there are two primary care offices in Missouri:
- 12121 Blue Ridge Blvd. in Grandview
- 6420 N. Prospect Avenue in Gladstone
This office in the Northland also have evening and weekend Urgent Care hours.
The sports medicine facility is at The University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex and will serve the Kansas City Chiefs, the Kansas City Royals and the general public in the shadow of Arrowhead Stadium.
In 2000, the hospital acquired Mid-America Cardiology and its network of offices. Since then, the hospital has expanded its cardiology footprint. There are currently five locations in Missouri:
- 1530 North Church Road in Liberty
- 3943 Sherman Ave., Sherman Medical Complex, St. Joseph
These offices are the only ones in the metropolitan area staffed by physicians from a nationally ranked U.S. News & World Report heart program.
In 2011, The University of Kansas Cancer Center merged with Kansas City Cancer Center to become the largest outpatient cancer program in the region.
A network of outpatient cancer clinics are now located throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. The locations in Missouri:
- 300 N.W.Mock Ave in Blue Springs
- 8700 North Green Hills Road in Kansas City
- 4881 NE Goodview Circle in Lee’s Summit
- North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City
These offices are part of the region’s only National Cancer Institute-designated program.