North Kansas City Hospital Northland Cardiac Center

In late 2007, North Kansas City Hospital began discussing ways to improve their Cardiac Care Center of Excellence. At that time, the services for Cardiac Care were spread throughout three campus buildings and on six different floors. To improve the patient experience, they began working with HMN to determine how they might bring the service line together. The team chose to move cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgery and cardiovascular intensive care to the shell space on the 11th floor of the Health Services Pavilion. The Northland Cardiac Center became the cornerstone for the revitalized Center of Excellence and the first of its kind in the metropolitan area. The space includes a 12-bed cardiovascular ICU, four surgery suites, a recovery area, surgical registration area and family waiting.

Awards & Publications: 2011 Healthcare Design Annual Design Showcase, Clay County Economic Development Council’s 2010 Keystone Recognition Award

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