June 06, 2018
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The University of Kansas Health System will open additional facilities and welcome patients at its Indian Creek Campus in an expanded hospital on Monday, June 11. Officials celebrated the two-year $100 million construction project in Overland Park today with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The expansion in Johnson County was fueled by patient demand and the success of the many health system outpatient services, physician offices and surgical services already located in the area. The new hospital, located at 10710 Nall Avenue in Overland Park, has tripled in size with the addition of more than 122,000 square-feet of space in three stories. A fourth level can be added to accommodate expected growth.
New facility features include:
- 34 private patient rooms
- 24 clinic exam rooms
- Eight operating rooms
- Expanded imaging and interventional radiology services
- Private patient showers with added safety and convenience
- Retail outpatient and inpatient pharmacies
- Family and visitor resources and technology-enabled waiting areas
- A full-service café for patients and staff
“The addition of these vital services will offer our growing numbers of patients, visitors and staff members best-in-class care close to home, in a comfortable environment,” said Lila Martin, Vice President, Perioperative and Procedural Services.
“This exciting growth marks The University of Kansas Health System’s commitment to Johnson County and its population needs,” said Tammy Peterman, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer. “What we’ve built will better meet the needs of our patients today, and more importantly, anticipate the needs of our patients of tomorrow.”
The expansion includes space for The Women’s Cancer Center at The University of Kansas Cancer Center with state-of-the-art breast imaging equipment and services to be used by The Women’s Cancer Center team. Within this multidisciplinary outpatient clinic is an expert team of physicians and specialists, consisting of breast surgical oncologists, breast medical oncologists, breast reconstruction (plastic) surgeons, gynecologic oncologists, support services, genetic counselors and a high risk clinic. The fellowship-trained physicians work together to treat women’s cancers with personalized care plans so that each patient – whether they have had cancer, are fighting cancer or are at high-risk for cancer – receives individualized attention and the right treatment.
The expansion also includes one of only two interventional radiology fluoroscopy machines in the United States using artificial intelligence. The imaging machine can come to the patient, providing a more comprehensive scan and will be used for many different types of imagery.
Facility renovations were led by The University of Kansas Health System’s team in collaboration with design architects Pulse Design Group. The new hospital at Indian Creek opens almost 2 years after the July 2016 groundbreaking.
The original building will be converted into an outpatient ambulatory surgery facility, expected to open in early 2019. The facility will feature several new operating rooms and procedure rooms, along with offering same-day surgical services. Remodeling is expected to start late this summer, with an immediate migration of surgery services moving to the new building.
The expanded facilities are open for public tours tomorrow, June 7, from 3-6 p.m., and will open to patients and procedures on June 11, 2018.