The University of Missouri – Kansas City Graduate Medical Education System hospitals are well respected and carry many awards. Truman Medical Centers were named as the #5 top academic center in the nation by UHC Criteria.
Truman Medical Center-Lakewood is the home base for
our program. Located in a country setting on the eastern edge of Kansas City, we are located adjacent to one of the safest and most desirable places to live in the United States, Lee’s Summit, MO.
The perfect venue for training primary care physicians, residents and faculty physicians are the primary medical staff of the hospital. A community hospital and long-term care facility provides a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative services. Within the Department of Community & Family Medicine, there are consulting internists, pediatricians and psychiatrists, and a Pharm D available for consultation.
Our hospital includes an emergency room and inpatient floors. Patients are able to have their own rooms with lots of amenities, and the rounding room we use is state of the art, with equipment to view electronic charts, x-rays, etc.
Our Family Medicine clinic includes exam rooms and a large common area where all of the residents and faculty can interact during clinic hours. We have more hospital out-patient visits than any other Kansas City hospital. We have 26,000 visits per year in our clinic, and 17 percent of those are pediatric patients.
Additionally, we have a well-stocked library and a clinical medical librarian who assists with finding any articles, answering clinical questions, and supporting evidence-based practice. We also have a resident’s lounge and call rooms, affectionately known as ‘Doctors’ Quarters.’
Truman Medical Center-Hospital Hill embodies the legacy of health care that began with the opening of City Hospital in 1872. Today, the 250-bed medical center is recognized for its broad range of acute and outpatient care. TMC Hospital Hill annually has the highest number of ER visits (54,000) of any health care institution in the metropolitan area. It also boasts a neo-natal intensive care nursery and extensive women’s health care services.
The population at TMC Hospital Hill provides residents with ample and diverse educational and research opportunities. Residents are responsible for patient management under the supervision of senior residents, attending physicians, and a full complement of consultant subspecialists. More than 11,500 patients are admitted annually with more than 212,000 outpatient visits.
Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill is also noted for its:
- Level I Trauma Center
- The Birthplace (22-bed LDRP)
- Sickle Cell Resource Center
- HIV/AIDS Services
- Eye Foundation
- High Risk Obstetrics
The Asthma Clinical Research Center, a cooperative effort created in partnership with the American Lung Association, Children’s Mercy Hospital and UMKC School of Medicine, is one of 19 research centers in the country promoting clinical research in adult and pediatric asthma. Clinical research activities with adult patients are conducted in the Adult Pulmonary Clinic at TMC Hospital Hill. It also provides ICU and new born intensive care rotations for the Family Medicine Residency.
Children’s Mercy Hospital (CMH) has been providing exclusive medical service for more than 100 years. CMH today provides the highest level of medical care, technology, services, equipment and facilities all tailored to meet the intricate needs of our pediatric patients. Children’s Mercy is consistently ranked nationally in 10 pediatric specialties as one of America’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News and World Report.
Physicians representing more than 40 pediatric specialties care for children who come from a 150-county region in western Missouri and eastern Kansas. The hospital is nationally recognized in:
- Cardiac surgery
- and more
Children’s Mercy is the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in the region and is one of the three busiest neonatal/pediatric transport programs in the nation. It has a total of 241 beds, with 40 percent of the inpatient beds devoted to critical care.
The hospital provides treatments, tests and surgeries rarely found outside large university medical centers. The Children’s Mercy system includes the main hospital and outpatient center on Hospital Hill; Children’s Mercy South in Overland Park, KS; five primary care clinics in inner city locations; 20 outreach specialty clinics throughout the region; and a home health program. The Children’s Mercy research program is nationally recognized, particularly in the fields of clinical pharmacology, genetics, and neonatology.
Children’s Mercy has programs in child advocacy, community violence prevention, managed care, inpatient hospitalists, behavioral and developmental pediatrics, clinical pharmacology (with its own clinical research unit), molecular genetics, alternative medicine, international pediatrics and other non-traditional programs that are emerging in importance.
Hospital investigators are involved in a dramatic research vision that includes laboratory research in genetics, cancer, neonatology, immunology and nursing. The hospital is one of seven National Institutes of Health-funded Pediatric Pharmacology Research Units in the country studying the effects of pharmaceuticals on children.
Children’s Mercy Hospital delivers a wide array of pediatric programs outside its own walls through Children’s Mercy South, a pediatric inpatient, outpatient, surgical and urgent care facility in Overland Park, KS, and outreach clinics throughout Missouri and Kansas. The Children’s Mercy Hospital system offers one of the largest pediatric outpatient centers in the country.
Family Medicine residents and pediatric residents function as part of the health care team on pediatric emergency and inpatient rotations. Residents receive extensive patient care training in pediatrics, as well as educational opportunities equaled by few facilities in the United States.