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.
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 centers...read more
Q. Hospitals are great at delivering babies but you should teach new moms the basics so we can avoid making mistakes.
A. That’s a great point and we are happy to let you know that HCA Midwest Health offers Healthy Arrivals courses. Our Baby Basics 101 class offers the basic education a new mom needs to know before the baby arrives. Taught by Nurse Educators, it covers the latest information on newborn care and common concerns...read more
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 million...read more
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 play...read more
Q. I’ve just been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I’m trying not to freak out, but it looks like this is going to be a LOT of work to manage, as if I’m not already busy enough. What can you offer for people like me to help manage this disease?
A. Being diagnosed with any disease that can’t be quickly and easily cured can be scary. Fortunately, you’re not in this alone. There is an army of medical experts who are fighting for you every day. Type 2 diabetes is a growing concern with more and more Americans diagnosed every day. Here’s the great ...read more
Q. My dad’s doctor is concerned my dad may have fatty liver disease, and now he’s going in for a liver biopsy. Sounds like a painful way just to get some information. Isn’t there a better way?
A. A diagnosis of liver disease can be frightening, but early detection is the best defense. One of three Americans is now living with fatty liver disease, the presence of too much fat in the liver. While many people associate liver disease with heavy alcohol consumption, there are actually two main types...read more
Q. How much is a CT scan? How much is an MRI?
A. At first glance, it seems that getting accurate prices for any medical procedure can be confusing. You might work hard to find the real costs, but with so many factors that go into the final price, it can seem nearly impossible, leaving you feeling more confused than when you started. At HCA Midwest ...read more
Q. A girl on my daughter’s basketball team hurt her knee during a tournament. We were all shocked to learn it would take at least a month to see a specialist. How can this be?
A. It’s estimated that about every 25 seconds a young athlete is rushed to an emergency room for a sports-related injury. It’s also estimated that every 3 minutes a child is seen for a sports-related concussion. Yet, despite these staggering numbers, the ball is often dropped when it comes to getting young...read more
Q. Why not have routine blood work done ahead of an appointment so results could be discussed at the appointment rather than reported by a nurse later?
A. There are a wide variety of blood tests available to show your doctor what’s happening in your body. When running routine blood work, it’s your doctor’s goal to get as much information as possible by taking the smallest amount of blood possible. The routine blood tests won’t reveal every disease you ...read 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 turn4thebetter.com
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.