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Emergency Services

The University of Kansas Hospital is equipped to handle every kind of medical emergency. We house the region's only nationally verified Level 1 Trauma Center, offering 24/7 onsite coverage by board-certified surgeons in general surgery and surgical critical care.

If you have a patient in need of emergency care, please contact our transfer center by calling toll free 877-738-7286. Our physicians are also available for consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All referrals require a physician-to-physician consult to discuss the condition of the patient prior to acceptance.

What sets us apart

As an academic medical center, our research leads to new techniques that improve care and recovery for patients in need of emergency services.

Our patient outcomes consistently exceed the national averages for trauma, stroke, STEMI and burn.

  • Trauma
    At The University of Kansas Hospital, we hold dual national verification at the highest level in trauma and burn care. We specialize in high-acuity burn and trauma patients with complex, multisystem injuries. Our trauma mortality and complication rates are consistently lower than national averages and those of participants in the American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Program.
  • Stroke
    From January 2013-December 2013, our risk-adjusted mortality for stroke outcomes was .73, which is below the expected mortality rate for academic medical centers (1.0). Additionally, our complication rate resulting in stroke or death was 0% for FY 2013.
  • STEMI
    Outcomes for heart attack patients at our hospital exceed the top 10 percent of hospitals nationally, and our patients experience fewer complications than the national average. Our mortality rate for heart attack patients is significantly lower than the national standard.
  • Burn
    Our burn mortality and complication rates are consistently lower than national averages. We are one of only 85 burn centers nationwide to participate in the American Burn Association National Burn Repository. This allows us to benchmark our performance against other top performing burn centers.

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