Truman Medical Centers will build facility on Hospital Hill

06/25/2014 11:41 AM

06/25/2014 8:34 PM

A ceremonial spade will be turned Friday for a $29 million Hospital Hill Outpatient Center at the corner of 22nd and Charlotte streets, which will be the first new freestanding building on Hospital Hill since 1998.

The facility, part of the Truman Medical Centers system, is scheduled for completion by June 2015.

The four-story, 90,000-square-foot structure will consolidate Hospital Hill’s outpatient services, which served nearly 225,000 patients last year. It will house ambulatory surgeries, eye clinics and other outpatient services.

The facility is being built on land owned by Truman, a nonprofit acute care hospital system with primary hospitals on Hospital Hill and at Lakewood in eastern Jackson County. It is part of a Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority urban renewal area.

The building will be owned by Landmark Healthcare Facilities, the developer that is shouldering 88 percent of the costs. Rent proceeds from tenants will accrue to Landmark, with a share to Truman.

Tenants will include Sabates Eye Centers, the UMKC Vision Research Center and the Eye Foundation of Kansas City.

In addition to ambulatory surgical services, including oral, maxillofacial, orthopedic and plastic surgery, the building will house a diagnostic imaging center. Other services will include physical, speech and occupational therapy; ear, nose and throat; audiology; podiatry; gastroenterology; and urology,

Staffing will include members of University Physician Associates, the medical faculty for the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine who serve as teaching physicians at Truman.

To reach Diane Stafford, call 816-234-4359 or send email to stafford@kcstar.com.

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