A Winning Combination

Leading edge care for players and fansChiefs


KU Eye physicians, Drs. Jason Sokol and W. Abe White, provide leading-edge eye care and treatment for players during training, practice and games and fans at every home game.  The partnership between the hospital and the Chiefs also extends into the community. Our sports medicine specialists work with Chiefs players and staff to offer sports education for young athletes. And by working together, we are able to research sports-related health issues.

Kansas City Chiefs



It's a winning combination of the best in healthcare and professional sports. 





Major league team gets major league care Royals

The University of Kansas Hospital, in partnership with The University of Kansas Physicians, is proud to be the official healthcare provider for the Kansas City Royals. Team members and fans alike enjoy major league care at Kauffman Stadium.

Along with an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, KU Eye ophthalmologists, Drs. Mary Champion and Thomas Whittaker, lead a deep bench of physicians. They provide the team with physical assessments at spring training, and on-site care and first aid for players and fans at every Royals home game.

Our hospital and the Royals host Health Awareness Days, VIP Patient Days and other events for fans at Kauffman Stadium.



Last modified: Oct 24, 2017