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History

  • JANUARY 1996
  • October 1997
  • February 15, 1999
  • April 2001
  • October 2001
  • May 2007
  • February 2008
  • February 15, 2009
  • 1996 JANUARY 1996

    Co-founder Greg Duick MD realized the need for an independent specialized heart hospital in order to provide better cardiovascular care for heart patients. The picture above is a mock-up model design of the original hospital.

  • 1997 October 1997

    Groundbreaking for new heart hospital. Above is a view of the property looking West from Webb Road.

  • 1999 February 15, 1999

    Opening day at the Kansas Heart Hospital. Jola Kraus, from Garden City, was the first patient admitted to the hospital.  

  • 2001 April 2001

    Kansas Heart Office Plaza opens adjacent to heart hospital and is connected by an enclosed walkway. The atrium/lobby is centrally located and provides a waiting area for multiple physician offices.

  • 2001.5 October 2001

    Expansion completed with bed size increasing from 43 to 54 beds, adjacent pond developed from a wetlands area and an additional interventional cardiology suite was added.

  • 2007 May 2007

    Via Christi Medical Center purchases 49% interest in Kansas Heart Hospital on May 4, 2007. Click on the photo to read the news article.

  • 2008 February 2008

    Second expansion with renovation of general lab, employee lounge, new locker rooms, new employee fitness center, expansion of  sonography area, new educational conference room, board room and CT scanner are added.

  • 2009 February 15, 2009

    Kansas Heart Hospital celebrated 10 years of providing cardiovascular care.

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