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The region's premier academic medical center
As a tertiary/quaternary inpatient hospital, we advance the power of medicine to heal even the most acutely ill patients in this region and beyond. We are unwavering in our goal to be the best healthcare provider in the United States.
A partnership of excellence and collaboration
Here, physicians work with an entire team of professionals to teach, conduct research and care for patients. Through the health system’s strong partnerships with The University of Kansas Physicians and the University of Kansas Medical Center, our physicians have the resources to practice evidence-based medicine at the highest level. As faculty of the medical school, hospital physicians train the next generation of physicians.
A world-class patient experience
Every member of our staff continually works to ensure the best experience for every patient. As a result, our facility has been nationally recognized for more than a decade. We've been ranked among the nation’s best on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals lists.
The 2021-22 national rankings for The University of Kansas Hospital:
For the 12th consecutive year, The University of Kansas Hospital is the "Best Hospital in Kansas City." And for the 10th year in a row, we are the "Best Hospital in Kansas." No other hospital has ever received these honors.
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*Kansas City hospital only. Other numbers include all Kansas locations.
Living in Kansas City
Kansas City is a bi-state community that spans the Kansas and Missouri State line and is located in the heart of the USA. It embraces 18 counties and is home to 2.5 million people. Kansas City is a cosmopolitan community with leading technology and innovation.
Our Climate includes sunshine year round. Summers are typically warm with milder temperatures in the night time. Fall days are mild and the nights are cool. Winter is cold with the heaviest Snowfall and cold temperatures in the first months of the year (Jan/Feb).
Cost of Living rated #61 Best places for Business and Careers by Forbes, Kansas City’s cost of living is 2.5% below the national average. Kansas City’s median home price is $147,900
Arts and Culture, Kansas City's Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, one of the largest museums in the United States and ranked in the top 15. Known as "the mother of swing and the nurturer of bebop," Kansas City is noted for a distinctive jazz musical style. It ranks third in the nation for professional theaters per capita, boasting more than 20 equity and community theater companies.
Sports for the participant, the beautiful and popular Kansas City parks offer an outlet for sports enthusiasts who enjoy fishing, golf, hiking, jogging, swimming, boating, ice skating, or tennis. Swope Park, the second largest city park in the nation, provides two 18-hole golf courses, a swimming pool, and a braille trail. The 250-acre Shawnee Mission Park is one of the best spots for sailing and canoeing. Fishing and sailing are available at nine public access lakes within an hour's drive.