Truman breaks ground on new building on Hospital Hill


Truman Medical Center (TMC) broke ground today on a new outpatient center of Hospital Hill.

The new building at 2101 Charlotte will offer ophthalmology, ambulatory, orthopedic surgery and other services.

TMC says it is partnering with Landmark Healthcare Facilities, Sabates Eye Centers, University Physician Associates, the National Real Estate Advisors and Regions Bank on the project.

“Today’s ground breaking began the first construction of a free standing TMC building on Hospital Hill since 1998,” said TMC President/CEO John W. Bluford in a press release.  “TMC has progressively grown over the last decade with outpatient visits reaching nearly 225,000 in the last fiscal year. As the future of healthcare moves toward outpatient and keeping patients out of the hospital, this center positions TMC for the future well.”

Here’s more from TMC:
The $29 million, 90,000 square foot, 4-level outpatient center is part of a Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority urban renewal area and will help consolidate outpatient medical and surgical services into one facility on Hospital Hill.

“The opening of this new center furthers both Sabates Eye Centers and TMC’s missions of providing accessible healthcare to all Kansas Citians,” said Sabates Eye Centers’ president, chairman of the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s (UMKC) School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Research Foundation president, Dr. Nelson Sabates. “We have provided eye care services to Truman patients and trained the next generation of ophthalmologists at UMKC’s School of Medicine for several decades, so it is exciting to have this advanced facility where we can further our research of eye conditions and help everyone see their best.”

Due to open in Summer 2015, the services provided within the Hospital Hill Outpatient Center will include: Sabates Eye Centers, UMKC Vision Research Center, Eye Foundation of Kansas City, an ambulatory surgery center, diagnostic imaging center, physical/speech and occupational therapy, plastic surgery center and medi-spa, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopaedic Surgery, urology, podiatry, gastroenterology and ear, nose & throat and audiology.

One Comment

  1. Tony says:

    I wish TMC facilities and the Dental College could all be connected by either underground passage ways or skywalks. Many patients arrive/depart by bus and getting around in the snow/ice and in hot weather is a challenge.

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