LEAWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary


Leawood Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on January 14.

January 14, 2020 Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute (KCOI) celebrated the 20 year anniversary of their first surgery.

In 1998, many of Kansas City’s leading orthopedic surgeons recognized the unmet need in the community for a hospital that was dedicated exclusively to orthopedic care. A hospital owned by orthopaedic surgeons and managed by orthopaedic surgeons. The physicians from Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics, Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Clinic of Kansas City, and Orthopaedic and Sports medicine Consultants came together with Saint Luke’s Health System to create the hospital known as Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute.

The hospital officially opened their doors in January of 2000 and had their first surgery on January 14, 2000.

“I can’t begin to express how proud I am of the growth of Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute has experienced over the past 20 years,” said Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute CEO Charles E. Rhoades M.D. “The genesis of the formation of Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute was to provide our community with the highest possible level of orthopedic care. We have been able to adapt to fit the needs of our community from expanded services such as our Ortho Urgent Care to our recently completed expansion and renovation of the hospital. We look forward to serving our community for the next 20 years and beyond.”

Since opening in 2000 Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute has expanded the services they provide the community. In November 2016 the Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute opened Ortho Urgent Care. The Ortho Urgent Care provides access to highly specialized orthopedic care and sports medicine experts seven days a week when many people are in need of orthopedic care. The Ortho Urgent Care staff provides rapid diagnosis and treatment for orthopedic injuries that do not require a trip to the emergency room.

To meet the community’s growing need for specialized orthopedic care, Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute broke ground on a 22,000 square foot expansion and renovations of the hospital. The expansion and renovations began in February 2017 and was completed in July 2019. The project included renovation of the entire hospital space. The hospital now has 17 new and modern inpatient rooms, 8 surgical suites, a new interventional spine suite, MRI, outpatient physical and occupational therapy and an orthopedic urgent care open 7 days a week.

Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute has fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons in nearly every sub-specialty. KCOI performs nearly 7,000 procedures annually including total joint replacements and reconstructions of the shoulder, hand, elbow, knee hip, foot, ankle and spine.

Over the last 20 years, Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute has received national recognition for the elite level of care they provide. KCOI continually ranks among the top hospital in the region for Joint Replacement and patient experience ranked by independent quality reviewers. From 2014 – 2019 KCOI received the CareChex Awards for Top 10% in the nation for the categories of Medical Excellence, Patient Safety, and Patient Satisfaction in the areas of overall surgical care, overall hospital care, overall medical care joint replacement, major orthopedic surgery.

In 2019, KCOI received the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Patient Experience in Inpatient Care. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above of performance in Patient Experience. Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute is the only hospital in the Kansas City region to receive the 2019 Guardian of Excellence Award.

KCOI’s commitment to safety and quality is highlighted by an amazing low infection rate of 0.08%- 1/50th the national rate of infection for a hospital.

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