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One Bold Vision The University of Kansas Health System's 2017 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

One Bold Vision

To lead the nation in caring, healing, teaching and discovering. This is the vision of The University of Kansas Health System. It's an ambitious objective, a goal we work tirelessly to achieve. Each day, our health system is alive with brilliant energy, answers to complex questions, sparks of discovery and hope. We consistently provide quality care and continually make progress.

Working as one, our leaders, physicians, nurses and staff together have become one of the nation's best academic medical centers. We are propelled ever forward by our expertise, innovation and commitment to serve Kansas, the region and beyond.

Read the 2017 Annual Report


In the past year, our commitment to excellent patient care brought us closer to realizing our vision.

  • Since 2007, The University of Kansas Hospital has ranked every year among the U.S. News & World Report's top hospitals in the country. This year was no exception, with eight medical and surgical specialties earning recognition for 2017-18. We were one of only 33 in the U.S. to be ranked in eight or more specialties. We also once again ranked as the top hospital in Kansas and in Kansas City.
  • Our health system ranked 10th among 107 academic medical centers in quality and patient safety outcomes, receiving Vizient's Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award. The award recognizes high performance in safety, timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency, equity and patient centeredness.
  • We have continued to bring excellent care to even more people in our region. Our partnership with HaysMed brings advanced care options to western Kansas. Our partnership with Ardent Health Services preserves and expands quality care in Topeka at The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus. And our Care Collaborative is making a lifesaving impact on people in rural communities across the state.
  • We also reached new heights on our main campus in Kansas City, Kansas. After years of planning and construction, we opened Cambridge Tower A, a state-of-the-art facility designed to deliver the most specialized neuroscience, surgical oncology, and ear, nose and throat care. It's a place where we will provide hope and healing to patients with the most complex conditions for generations to come.

Our 2017 annual report highlights the many ways we put the power of academic medicine to work for our patients. For copies, call 913-588-1227 or 844-323-1227.