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KU Hospital to break ground on new Overland Park building

By Alex Smith, HEARTLAND HEALTH MONITOR | July 26, 2016

KU Hospital to break ground on new Overland Park building
Photo by Courtesy University of Kansas Hospital The new University of Kansas Hospital building in Overland Park will be built near its current facility there, pictured above.

The University of Kansas Hospital will break ground Wednesday morning on a new hospital in Overland Park.

The new $100 million building, set to open in 2018, will feature eight operating rooms and 18 patient rooms. It also will include room for 17 additional beds for future expansion.

The hospital’s services will include imaging, sports medicine, orthopedics, plastic surgery, ENT and cancer surgery.

The building will be connected to the existing Indian Creek surgical building at KU’s Indian Creek Campus on the southwest corner of 107th Street and Nall Avenue.

The surgical building formerly housed Heartland Surgical Special Hospital and was taken over by KU Hospital in 2012.

The new building will be KU’s only other inpatient hospital outside of its 780-bed hospital in Kansas City, Kan.

Pulse Design Group, based in Lenexa, is designing the building. Kansas City-based JE Dunn is the general contractor.

— Alex Smith is a reporter for KCUR.