The University of Kansas Hospital - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

 The University of Kansas Hospital (Kansas City). The Kansas medical scene came to a crescendo in the early 1900s as the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Lawrence was created. Then, in 1906, Simeon Bell, MD, donated the land and cash to establish the Eleanor Taylor Bell Hospital, named after his wife, in what today is known as The University of Kansas Hospital.

The-University-of-Kansas-Hospital-factsIn 1998, the Kansas legislature established The University of Kansas Hospital as an independent hospital authority — meaning the hospital no longer received state funding. Since then, the hospital has become an elite academic medical center. No other healthcare facility in Kansas is ranked as highly by U.S. News & World Report than The University of Kansas Hospital. Ranked first in the state for overall care, the hospital is also among the top 50 in the nation for nine different specialties, including cancer, neurology/neurosurgery, geriatrics and gastroenterology.

The Magnet-designated hospital, which has 628 staffed beds, houses the region's only burn center and the area's only nationally accredited Level I trauma center. In addition, The University of Kansas Cancer Center received National Cancer Institute designation in July 2012. The University of Kansas Hospital, which has more than $1 billion in annual revenue, is among the top 5 percent of hospitals for surgical volumes, recording more than 20,000 surgery patients every year.


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