University of Kansas Hospital | 100 Great Hospitals in America 2015

University of Kansas Hospital (Kansas City). The University of Kansas Hospital — the best hospital in Kansas, according to U.S. News & World Report — is built on a legacy dating back to 1906, when the hospital first opened. While it is an academic medical center, KU Hospital is somewhat unique since it became an independent hospital authority in 1998, meaning it receives no state funding and is no longer a part of the School of Medicine.

The hospital provides patient care for The University of Kansas Cancer Center, which is designated as a Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, and its cancer specialty is ranked No. 29 in the nation. KU Hospital is also well-known for its neuroscience offerings through the Center for Advanced Brain and Neurological Care. The center was one of the first in the nation to earn designation as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, and U.S. News & World Report ranks it as the No. 12 hospital in the nation for neurology and neurosurgery.

The number of patients admitted to the Magnet-designated hospital has increased nearly 30 percent in the last five years. Soon, KU Hospital will grow in size to meet growing demand — an expansion is in the works that will add a 92-bed tower on its main campus by 2017. The new Cambridge North Tower will house surgical oncology, neurology and neurosurgery and ear, nose and throat care.

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