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University of Kansas Medical Center

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The University of Kansas Hospital, also known as KU Med, is a nonprofit, academic medical center located in Kansas City, Kansas, United States. It is the region's only nationally verified Level I Trauma Center. In 1998, it became an independent entity that receives no funding from the state of Kansas. The hospital is affiliated with the University of Kansas Medical Center, which comprises the schools of medicine, nursing and allied health. The University of Kansas Hospital combines education, research and patient care. Physicians represent more than 200 specialties. The center has 623 staffed beds; per year, there are 298,920 outpatient visits, 27,380 inpatient admissions and 47,771 emergency department visits. The center performs annually 10,124 inpatient and 8,743 outpatient surgeries KU Medical Center strives to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs. We operate three schools: The School of Medicine, with campuses in Kansas City, Wichita and Salina, The School of Nursing, and The School of Health Professions.

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