KU Hospital Partners With KVC To Add Adult Psychiatric Beds

Apr 1, 2016

The University of Kansas Hospital said Friday that it is partnering with KVC Health Systems to provide adult psychiatric care in Wyandotte County.

Under the arrangement, KVC Prairie Ridge Hospital’s 12 adult psychiatric beds at 4300 Brenner Drive in Kansas City, Kansas, will become part of KU Hospital. It will be called The University of Kansas Hospital Adult Services at KVC Prairie Ridge, according to a news release.

Based in Olathe, KVC is a nonprofit provider of behavioral health care and child welfare services, including foster care and adoption.

KVC will continue to provide child and adolescent psychiatric treatment separate from the partnership.

The partnership does not change the operations of KU’s adult psychiatric inpatient unit on the hospital’s main campus, the release said.

KVC’s hospitals have been a teaching site for the psychiatry department of The University of Kansas Medical Center for ten years.

Mike Sherry is a reporter for KCPT television in Kansas City, Mo., a partner in the Heartland Health Monitor team.