• Hospital in 1958

Humble Beginnings

By |2018-06-16T12:52:22+00:00January 2nd, 2014|

A great community deserves a great hospital. From its humble beginnings through decades of expansion, North Kansas City Hospital stands today as a beacon of hope and health to those who work and live in the Northland.

A dream turned to reality for Northland residents when North Kansas City Hospital opened in 1958. The first money raised for the Hospital’s construction came from a two-day chili event. Organizations and churches pitched in and collected $1,000.05. This event sparked interest in obtaining the remaining funds necessary to build the Hospital.

North Kansas City Hospital opened on March 30, 1958, with an 80-bed facility. Flash forward to today. North Kansas City Hospital is a 69-acre campus comprised of North Kansas City Hospital, a 451-licensed bed, acute-care facility; The Pavilion encompassing patient rooms, outpatient services, offices for Hospital staff, physician offices and a conference center; Health Center, the location for Home Health Services and Signature Psychiatric Health; and two physician office buildings, known as Medical Plaza and Professional Building; and NorthCare Hospice House, the Northland’s only hospice house.

Read more about NKCH history on our website.

About the Author:

Jodi Rawson
As the Digital Marketing Coordinator at NKCH, Jodi is responsible for the hospital's online presence including websites, online advertising, social media, this blog and email communications. She believes in strong relationships, data with a side of gut instinct and has a passion for driving engagement.

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