Since its beginning in 1905, the University of Kansas Medical Center has been one of the region’s premier leaders in patient care services, education and research.
The KU Medical Center comprises a 459-bed hospital, School of Medicine, School of Allied Health, and School of Nursing. In addition, the Medical Center supports a Research Institute and a Center for Continuing Education.
The University of Kansas Hospital offers high quality, patient-centered care in a technologically superior environment. Health care accreditation officials have rated our facility and services among the nation’s best hospitals and as a model for other facilities.
Within the University of Kansas Medical Center, you will see high quality patient care — the culmination of the Medical Center’s focus on clinical, educational and research programs which recognizes that the patient is the most important person on the healthcare team.
The Medical Center meets the needs of people who have emergency, acute or chronic conditions through state-of-the-art technology. Our services range from comprehensive primary care through to the highest quality specialty care. We provide extensive emergency services through the fully staffed and equipped emergency department, and the highly skilled trauma unit. Critically ill neonates are served by a mobile neonatal intensive care unit, that travels to rural Kansas to pick up infants in need, and a highly regarded Level III neonatal intensive care unit. The Medical Center transplant programs have given a new lease on life for patients in need of liver, kidney, cornea, bone marrow, skin and tissue transplants. A nationally recognized reconstructive surgery center, the burn unit, the KU Cancer Center, specialty care services for a number of neurological conditions, and an extensive elder care initiative are but a few of the other available services. Advanced technological support for diagnosis and treatment, such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripter, and hyperbaric chamber improve patient care and convenience.
Already known for its leadership in regional health care, the University of Kansas Medical Center is recognized as one of the best health care educational facilities in the United States.
More than 700 students are enrolled at the School of Medicine on the campuses in Kansas City and Wichita. Graduate and undergraduate students have the opportunity to work closely with the faculty who teach the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that ensure a successful medical career. According to research by US News & World Report the KU School of Medicine is ranked among the top 10 medical schools in the nation. The Medical Center builds upon its excellence in health care delivery by ensuring that our students and residents not only develop expertise in clinical care, but also a genuine interest in the welfare of each patient.
Diversity in experience and in clinical settings, and a strong focus on academic discovery, prepares resident physicians for the future in which knowledge of the human experience and development of a joy for self-education is as valuable as the technology that can cure the human condition.
Medical, nursing and allied health care staff have been pioneers in research that has improved patient care and led to many important advances in their respective fields.
With more than $41 million annually in outside grants from the Institutes of Health, private foundations, and other sources, KU Medical Center boasts nationally and internationally renowned researchers.
Our researchers conduct much of their work in the recently completed Lied Biomedical Research Facility, a $14 million structure that provides the sophisticated laboratory support needed for complex and varied scientific studies. Neuroscience research is a major commitment of the school, with imminent plans for acquisition of a PET scanner.
As a result of KU Medical Center’s innovative applications of telemedicine, patients in rural areas are no longer required to drive hundreds of miles for care. Through the use of a very active and growing interactive television network, patients and their caregivers throughout the Midwest receive leading edge medical, surgical, specialty clinic, and psychiatric consultation. These services also provide a valuable pathway for ongoing education.
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