Ground has been broken for a new hospital building on The University of Kansas Hospital’s Indian Creek Campus in Overland Park, Kan.
The 122,507 square foot building will house eight new operating rooms and when completed in 2018, we begin operation with 18 new patient rooms. There will be shelled in space in the building for an additional 17 beds to accommodate growth. The Indian Creek Campus has been and continues to be the only location outside the hospital’s main campus to have inpatient beds.
The new hospital will be connected to the existing Indian Creek surgical building with seven operating rooms and 19 patient beds. The new building will give the hospital flexibility in accommodating inpatient and outpatient surgeries.
The Indian Creek Campus on the west side of I-435 and Nall has been a critical addition to the hospital since 2012 in meeting patient demands.
“This is a significant investment for us, but there is no doubt that our patients will appreciate the expansion in our quality medical services and amenities in this state of the art building,” said Bob Page, president and chief executive officer of The University of Kansas Hospital.
The $100 million project (both construction and equipment) is designed by Pulse Design Group, which partnered with effectiveness teams in the hospital to make sure the layout is well-organized and patient-friendly.
JE Dunn will be the general contractor for the project.
Doug Weltner and Mark Sutherland are Master Developers and Owners of the Indian Creek site and are partners with the hospital in the new project.
The new building will also include a full array of imaging services, including breast imaging, plus a cafeteria to meet the needs of patients and staff.
The Indian Creek Campus has been home to many types of surgery, including sports medicine, orthopedics, plastic surgery, urology, ENT and cancer surgery. Interventional radiology, pain management and G-I services are also offered there.