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Awards & Accomplishments

Since becoming an independent hospital in 1998, The University of Kansas Health System has achieved many notable accomplishments and awards. Today, we have earned a reputation as the region’s premier academic medical center, offering a full range of services. Our patient-focused business model is the reason we save more lives and offer better care.

Melanie H. Simpson (pictured) was one of five nurses in the nation to be named a National Magnet Nurse of the Year. The University of Kansas Hospital has earned Magnet® designation since 2006, the ultimate credential for nursing excellence.

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Major Achievements

The University of Kansas Health System has come a long way from the hospital it was in 1998 to the health system it is today. Our journey to becoming the #1 hospital in the region, the state of Kansas and Kansas City was hard-earned, making each award that much more meaningful. Take a look at some of our past and present achievements: 

Keys to Success

We take our role as a leader in healthcare very seriously. Every aspect of what we do is done with the goal of becoming the best health system in the nation for patient care and service. To realize this vision, our physicians, nurses, and staff have adopted a service-minded culture that puts your needs first. Our focus on quality and patient satisfaction ensures your experience with us is nothing less than exceptional.