Grand opening ribbon cutting

Overland Park Regional Medical Center — part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s largest healthcare provider — recently opened a new 10-bed Cardiovascular Specialty Unit and a 26-bed Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit to provide specialized care to post-operative and critically ill patients with cardiac, thoracic and vascular issues. These new units, which represent a $3.5 million investment in heart care, will be staffed by internationally recognized, highly specialized teams of cardiac experts.

“It is a privilege for Overland Park Regional Medical Center to offer a dedicated space to provide specialized cardiac care,” said hospital CEO Matt Sogard, FACHE. “The opening of these units would not be possible without our world-class team of cardiac experts who now have the facilities to match their exceptional care.”

These new units replace a single telemetry unit and provide a higher level of cardiovascular care and monitoring. The Cardiovascular Specialty Unit treats patients with non-life-threatening heart conditions, while the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit provides specialized care for the sickest patients with life-threatening heart conditions.

These new units are the latest in a series of expansions at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. In January, the hospital opened a new, $15 million orthopedic and spine specialty unit. And later this year, the hospital will unveil a $17 million women’s services renovation that will provide new, state-of-the-art antepartum, labor and delivery, and postpartum suites. Collectively, these three projects alone represent more than $35 million in investments to help build a healthier tomorrow for Johnson County residents.

Additionally, Overland Park Regional Medical Center has invested more than $55 million in cardiovascular enhancements over the last several years, including the replacement of three new electrophysiology labs, new cardiovascular imaging equipment and additional physician clinic space.

“We are grateful for our community members, including patients and first responder partners, who continue to choose our teams of cardiovascular experts for top-tier cardiac care. We are committed to improving the health of our community and are eager to begin caring for patients in our new Cardiovascular Specialty Unit and Cardiovascular ICU,” said Steven Marso, MD, HCA Midwest Health’s chief medical officer for cardiovascular services.

Overland Park Regional Medical Center is known for providing high-quality, cutting-edge heart and vascular care. Recent cardiac recognitions include:

HCA Midwest Health cares for the most hearts in the Kansas City region. For more information about Overland Park Regional Medical Center and its cardiovascular services, please visit