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The University of Kansas Hospital-

The University of Kansas Hospital brings a level of expertise to patient care that can come only from substantial involvement in medical research and education.

Academic medical centers are at the forefront of advances in medicine. In addition to delivering exceptional patient care, our physicians serve as researchers and educators who are engaged in an ongoing quest for medical knowledge. An academic medical center is where you find major breakthroughs in research that lead to the treatments and technologies of the future.

Our physician practice is the largest in the state and represents more than 200 specialties. These specialists work together in teams to benefit patients. Their collective expertise translates into powerful, advanced patient care.

Over the past decade, the hospital has made major investments in the latest technology to diagnose and treat serious illnesses, as well as in new facilities to meet the growing needs of our patients.

The University of Kansas Hospital is home to nationally recognized centers of expertise in cancer, cardiology, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy and other neurological disorders, stroke, kidney disease, critical care, burn care, orthopedics, and organ transplantations.
A national reputation for excellence

At The University of Kansas Hospital, we provide the most current and effective treatments in a welcoming, professional and caring environment. Our vision, mission and values represent our commitment to our patients' overall health and satisfaction with our hospital. Our goal is to ensure all of our patients have the best possible healthcare experience by receiving quality care and outstanding service.

Our Mission
The University of Kansas Hospital will:
  • Deliver world-class patient care to the people we serve
  • Ensure the excellence of future patient care through exceptional learning, teaching and research
Five-Star Performance Goals
The University of Kansas Hospital's Five-Star Performance Goals serve as the foundation of our patient-centered culture of care.  Executing these goals sets on a path toward achieving our vision
  • Quality - We give each and every one of our patients the safest care, using evidence-based methods proven to deliver the best outcomes possible
  • Service - We put our patients at the center of the care equation, showing them respect and treating them as individuals at each and every opportunity
  • People - We attract and retain the most competent and engaged workforce in the area, allowing us to provide high quality, patient-centered care
  • Growth - We ensure the hospital has the capacity to provide our nation leading care to all who seek it
  • Cost - We provide the safest care possible in the most cost-effective manner by eliminating waste and reducing incidents of patient harm to zero
Employee Benefits

A Comprehensive Benefits Package

Listed below are just some of the benefits available to you as an employee of The University of Kansas Hospital. You will learn more about these benefits in your benefits guide. If you have any questions, be sure to talk with your Human Resources benefits representative. New employees have 30 days from hire date to sign up for benefits.

Health and Wellness

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Prescription
  • Vision
  • Insurance (life, disability, AD&D, home, auto and accidental and critical illness coverage)
  • Pet care discounts and veterinary pet insurance because pets are part of the family, too

Flexible spending accounts
Contributing to a tax-deferred FSA for healthcare or dependent care can help you save money.

Wellness and prevention programs
The hospital offers classes, health screenings and support groups to help employees stay healthy.

Employee assistance program
New Directions can help when employees and their families need support. 

Rose Brooks Bridge Program
Resources to break the cycle of domestic violence are available. Services for victims are provided at the hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Work-Family Life Balance

  • Paid time off
    Eligible full-time and part-time employees receive paid time off to use for vacations, personal days and sick days. Each pay period, you accrue PTO hours based on your completed years of service and work schedule.
  • PTO buy-back
    Eligible employees have the opportunity to sell backup PTO twice per year. Buy-back is limited to 40 hours of PTO per year.
  • Holidays
    Each year employees receive eight paid holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after, and Christmas Day. Paid holidays begin upon employment. (Due to patient care needs, scheduling of holiday time off is dependent on staffing.)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act 
    FMLA provides up to 12 weeks of paid and unpaid leave for employees for their own medical condition or to care for a sick relative or child. Eligibility begins after completing 12 months of service and for employees who have worked at least 1,250 hours before leave is requested.
  • Child care discounts
    Employees receive a 10 percent discount for children ages 2 through 12 at participating La Petite centers.
  • Credit union
    As an employee of the hospital, you are eligible to join the KUMC Credit Union. Find out more at
  • Direct deposit
    You can choose to have your paycheck deposited directly into a checking or savings account, or divide it between two accounts.
  • Employee discounts
    Employees are eligible for discounts on a number of events, products and services – from tickets to athletic and performing arts events to lower rates on Sprint cell phones.
  • Metro bus pass discounts
    Save almost 25 percent off the cost of a monthly Metro bus pass.
  • Volunteer opportunities
    Watch the news on 24/7 – you will see employees supporting the community in a number of ways, and you are invited to participate.

Education and Career Advancement  

  • Tuition reimbursement
    Full- and part-time employees may be eligible for varying amounts of tuition reimbursement for college courses toward approved college degrees.
  • Certifications
    There is available partial reimbursement for national certifications upon approval.

Retirement and Employer Contribution

  • Retirement savings plans
    The University of Kansas Hospital Retirement Savings Plan is a defined contribution plan. The hospital contribution varies based on years of service. Participation is mandatory after one year of service in a benefits-eligible position.
  • Voluntary retirement savings plan
    The University of Kansas Hospital Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan gives employees the opportunity to tax shelter up to the current limit set by the IRS. All contributions are made by employees. Eligibility begins upon employment.
  • Life insurance
    Employees receive coverage equal to 150% of their annual salaries. The University of Kansas Hospital pays this premium. Eligibility begins upon employment.

  • Optional group life insurance
    Employees may take advantage of low group rates.

  • Disability insurance
    The University of Kansas Hospital pays this premium. Employees who work at least a .5 fulltime equivalent position are eligible on the first of the month following six months of service.

    Short-term Disability

    Provides income protection for illnesses or injuries that last more than seven consecutive scheduled days and up to 180 days. 

    Long-term Disability

    Provides income protection after six months of disability.