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Liberty Hospital joins the Health System

Bob Page, President and CEO, The University of Kansas Health System; Tammy Peterman, President, Kansas City Division and Executive Vice President, COO and Chief Nursing Officer, The University of Kansas Health System and Raghu Adiga, MD, President and CEO of Liberty Hospital.

July 01, 2024

Liberty, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan. – Effective today, Liberty Hospital is officially part of The University of Kansas Health System. For now, patients of Liberty Hospital and its clinics, will continue to see providers in the same places. Liberty Hospital employees will continue their roles in the same locations.

“To have a strong community, we must have strong healthcare,” said Raghu Adiga, MD, CEO of the Liberty Market for The University of Kansas Health System. “We believe this relationship not only strengthens Liberty Hospital – it strengthens the Liberty community and the entire Northland.

The goal of Liberty Hospital joining the health system is full integration, with access to the expertise and resources across academic and community medicine. Teams now will begin working on an operational integration process, which will take time. On this day 1, we look forward to expanding access to high-quality healthcare and serving the Liberty community together.

“We always ask, what is the right thing for the patient?” said Tammy Peterman, MS, RN, FAAN, Kansas City Division president. “This approach has fueled our turnaround and growth for the past 25 years. And this is one of the many reasons Liberty Hospital is a natural fit for the health system. They share the same commitment.”

“We focus on the patient from a quality and service perspective and make sure we have the best people supported in the best and right way,” said Tammy Peterman, MS, RN, FAAN, Kansas City Division president. “We always ask – what is the right thing for the patient? This is one of the many reasons Liberty Hospital was a natural fit – they share commitments to the same things.”

Liberty Hospital

Liberty hospital agreements signed

Definitive agreements were signed for Liberty Hospital and its clinics to join The University of Kansas Health System on May 1, 2024.
An historic day

About Liberty Hospital

Now in its 50th year of serving the health and well-being of the community, Liberty Hospital has more than 2,000 employees and 330 physicians who deliver compassionate, high-quality care using state-of-the-art technology. Liberty Hospital’s expansion in recent years includes 15 primary and specialty care clinics. The hospital holds the unique distinction of being the only hospital in the Northland to receive Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation and is only one of four hospitals in the state to attain this accreditation in addition to Level II Time Critical Diagnosis in trauma, stroke and heart attack. Liberty Hospital is a public hospital and is a political subdivision district hospital under Chapter 206 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri.

About The University of Kansas Health System

The University of Kansas Health System is the region's premier academic health system, providing a full range of care. It includes The University of Kansas Physicians, the region's largest multispecialty physician group. The health system is affiliated with The University of Kansas Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions and their leading-edge research projects. In the Kansas City metro area, the health system offers more than 140 hospital and clinic locations, including its flagship hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, a hospital at Indian Creek Campus in Overland Park, hospitals in Olathe and Miami County, and two mental and behavioral health hospitals in the Kansas City area. The health system in Kansas City has received Magnet nursing designation four times in a row for the highest level of care and has ranked every year since 2007 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals lists (best in Kansas and Kansas City). It provides the region's most experienced, nationally verified burn center and Level I Trauma Center, as well as a leading transplant program in liver, pancreas, kidney, heart, and blood and marrow. The cancer care program is part of The University of Kansas Cancer Center. The University of Kansas Cancer Center is 1 of fewer than 60 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation. In addition to Kansas City metro locations, the health system has locations in Great Bend, Topeka and elsewhere. It receives no state or local appropriations, instead relying on operating revenue, bonding authority and philanthropy.

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