The University of Kansas Health System

The University of Kansas Medical Center


  • 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, Kansas 66160
  • Shares facilities with the KU Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Allied Health


  • Founded in 1906, became a public authority in 1998
  • Tertiary and quaternary hospital; the teaching hospital for the State of Kansas
  • Licensed for 780 beds, staffed to support 749 beds and 24 FT nursery beds
  • With clinical integration, over 75 facilities providing inpatient and outpatient care
  • Service lines include cardiology, cancer, neurosciences, trauma, critical care, organ transplantation, and burn
  • 10 intensive care units
    • Surgical ICU (Level I Trauma Center)
    • Medical ICU
    • Cardiovascular ICU
    • Pediatric ICU
    • Neonatal ICU
    • Cardiothoracic ICU
    • Burn ICU (Regional Burn Center)
    • Neurological ICU
    • Bone Marrow Transplant Unit
    • Transplant ICU
  • FY15 Volume:
    • 51,849 Discharges (Inpatient, Outpatient & Extended Care/Procedure)
    • 737,453 Outpatient Encounters
    • 54,682 Emergency Department Visits
    • 23,796 Perioperative Procedures
  • Nearly 9,000 employees with approximately 30% of those in nursing roles
  • Accreditations include TJC, CAP, Level 1 ACS Trauma, Burn Center, Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, NCI, ACS Commission on Cancer, Blood Bank, Radiology, FACT and Chest Pain Center
  • Center for Continuing Education
  • Center on Aging
  • Cancer Center (National Cancer Institute designation)
  • Center for Advanced Heart Care
  • Regional Poison Control and Drug Information Centers
  • Nationally ranked in eleven adult specialties according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospital Rankings
  • Building an additional hospital tower north of the main campus, Cambridge North Tower, to be home for highly specialized surgical services for oncology, neurosciences and otolaryngology. Cambridge North is expected to be completed in late 2017.

2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU
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