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About Us

HCA Midwest Health is the area’s largest healthcare network, consisting of hospitals, outpatient centers, clinics, physician practices, surgery centers and an array of other services to meet the healthcare needs of the greater Kansas City area. More than bricks and mortar, what makes us truly unique is the thousands of compassionate, caring professionals that work tirelessly to not only provide our patients with the highest quality of care when sick, but who also remain committed to keeping patients well. Learn more in our annual report.

2014 Community Report

HCA Midwest Health: Taking a Turn for the Better

We acknowledge the many absurdities, complexities and frustrations patients—as well as caregivers—face in today's healthcare arena. Through candidness, hard work and innovation, we're making sure that healthcare takes a turn the for the better.

Surprised by ER Prices

Q. The ER staff should be able to give me an idea of what it’s going to cost so I can decide if I’d rather wait until my doctor’s office opens tomorrow or find an urgent care.

A. There are a lot of different types of health concerns that bring people to the ER. For the (seemingly) less serious ones, you might be tempted to ask how much the visit will cost when you check in. But the staff at the ER can’t tell you because it could delay your treatment in an emergency, and the more

HCA Midwest Health Map

Q. Close to Where You Live, Work & Play

A. With more than 150 access points, HCA Midwest Health is the area’s leading healthcare provider. We've enhanced our medical staff of 400 doctors with a network of more than 2,000 affiliated physicians located across the Kansas City region.  Our hospitals, free-standing ERs, clinics, urgent care more

Local Hospitals Helps Louisiana Flood Victims

Q. All businesses, especially hospitals, should give back to the community. There is so much they can offer.

A. Above all else, HCA Midwest Health is committed to the care and improvement of human life. And our mission extends outside of the walls of our hospitals, clinics and practices. We strongly believe in supporting our local communities. Every year, on average, HCA Midwest Health contributes nearly $1 more

Emergency Room Close To Home

Q. Emergency rooms should be close to home. You don’t want to travel far during an emergency.

A. Emergencies are scary. Whether you or your loved one is traveling to the emergency room by car or ambulance, you want it to be close to where you are. And you don’t want to wait for care when you get there. At HCA Midwest Health we are committed to bringing care close to where you live, work and more

Mammogram for Breast Cancer Screening

Q. With so many women being diagnosed with breast cancer every year, it seems local health professionals could be doing more. Are there any new ideas or innovations that may be able to stop the spread of this terrible disease?

A. You’re right. Breast cancer is a terrible disease that, according to, will strike one of eight American women, nearly a quarter-million every year. It’s the second-most-common cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in women, so preventing and treating breast more

Keeping Kids Safe On Halloween

Q. I read that there is a spike in emergency room visits on Halloween. If hospitals really care about the community, shouldn’t they use that knowledge to advise us on how to stay safe?

A. Halloween is supposed to be fun for the whole family. No one wants to spend it in the emergency room. But there are dangers around the holiday that could easily land you or your child there. According to 2007-2013 data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, Halloween had the more

Elderly Dementia Patient and Caregiver

Q. My grandpa asks the same questions over and over again and it can be very frustrating, especially for my grandma. I know he has dementia, but can't anything be done? I don't want it to affect her health too.

A. Caring for a loved one with dementia can be difficult and frustrating at times. Knowing the disease has no cure and will progressively worsen can be overwhelming. And the level of help dementia patients require may leave caregivers feeling exhausted—both mentally and physically. Planning can help more

About Careers at HCA Midwest Health

As a healthcare professional, you make it your business to be on the front lines, connecting patients, providers and the community to health and wellness. As the area’s largest healthcare network, HCA Midwest Health consists of more than 150 locations including seven hospitals and outpatient centers, clinics, physician practices, surgery centers and an array of services to meet the demands of the greater Kansas City area’s growing healthcare needs. See some examples below. More at

That strength means whether you’re searching for a healthcare career in nursing, as a technologist, billing specialist or admissions professional, HCA Midwest Health offers those and many other health-related positions. From new graduates to experienced professionals, we’ll work to find the job that fits your talents and passion.

What makes us truly unique? The more than 9,000 compassionate professionals of HCA Midwest Health who work tirelessly to provide patients with the highest quality care when sick—and remain committed to community wellness. And continually investing in the most advanced technologies available helps keep patients safe and clinical outcomes excellent.

Find out more about our recognized services including heart attack care, with some of the fastest door to balloon times in the city; stroke care; trauma care; cancer care through the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health; women’s care and neonatal care for premature or ill infants; rehabilitation services and surgical care with the only accredited center of excellence for minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery in the region.

HCA Midwest Health is a vital part of the community we serve through services, taxes and investments to local charitable and civic organizations. Find out more about the significant local economic impact we make in the Kansas City area of well over $1 billion annually in our Community Benefit Report.