The University of Kansas Health System

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The University of Kansas Health System - Cambridge Tower - Main Campus

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.

  • Expert physicians in more than 200 specialties
  • Innovative research shaping the standards of care
  • Advanced patient care and world-class service
  • A vibrant community and rich opportunity

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:

  • Cancer, #49.  10th time the program has made the list.
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery, #45 (2-way tie). 13th time the program has made the list.
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology, (High Performing). Our program is ranked among the nation's top 10%. 
  • Ear, Nose & Throat, #17. 11th time this program has made the list.
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, (High Performing). Our program is ranked among the nation's top 10%. 
  • Geriatrics, #24. 11th time geriatrics has made the list.
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery, #30. 10th consecutive year.
  • Orthopedics (High Performing). Our program is ranked among the nation's top 10%.
  • Pulmonology and Lung Cancer, #33. Ranked for the ninth year in a row.
  • Urology, #27. Made the list for the 10th time.

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.

Advancing the power of medicine™

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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).  

  • Average temperatures are January, 29° F; July, 78° F; annual average temperature is 54.6° F
  • Average annual Precipitation is 38.21 inches; 20 inches of snow

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.


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4000 Cambridge St
Kansas City, MO 66160