Wichita is a hub for high-quality health care in South Central Kansas and is continuously ranked high in the nation for it
The metro area is home to 17 acute care and free-standing specialty hospitals with approximately 2,850 licensed beds. Numerous clinics specializing in cardiovascular to spinal care provide comprehensive patient care and outpatient surgery. The expanding healthcare system in the area includes the most recent technology available in oncology and neonatal care.
Robert J. Dole Department of Veterans Affairs Medical and Regional Office Center is located in Wichita and serves veterans in 59 Kansas counties. The community is also home to the Kansas Health Foundation, an organization that strives to improve the health of all Kansans.
There are also over 50 nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita ranks sixth for producing family practice physicians.
A 2013 study by the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Academic Medicine magazine ranked the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita sixth in the country for producing family practice physicians. Between 2006 and 2008, 233 doctors graduated from KU School of Medicine–Wichita residency program, and about 46 percent went on to practice primary care.