Wichita's healthcare sector encompasses a wide range of businesses, practices, and highly specialized medical manufacturers. With a population of nearly 800,000 people in the 10-county region, a high-quality healthcare system supports the needs of a growing population. Wichita is home to national healthcare systems
Ascension Health, offering the largest hospitals and clinics in the state along with a significant network of support systems and resources.
HCA Wesley Children's Hospital
The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita's mission is to educate students, residents and physicians through patient care, service, research and scholarly activities to improve the health of Kansans in partnership with Kansas communities. KU School of Medicine opened the Wichita Campus in 1971 to provide hands-on clinical training to medical students in their third and fourth years. In 2011 it expanded to a full, four-year campus. Once medical students graduate as doctors, they go on to residency training. KU School of Medicine-Wichita sponsors 13 residency and fellowship training programs in partnership with Wesley Medical Center and Ascension Via Christi.
Kansas Health Science Center, opening 2022
The Kansas Health Science Center (KHSC) – Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine campus will be a best-in-class, 116,000 square foot osteopathic medical school. The facility, opening in 2022, will be equipped with the latest advancements in medical technology and aims to provide training for new primary care physicians for the region.
Being both the regional hub for medical services as well as home to numerous institutions for medical education, Wichita is the go-to destination for those working in the medical field while stimulating immense social and economic development in the region.
- The Greater Wichita region is home to 18 acute care facilities and hundreds of specialty medical practices.
- Healthcare is the second largest sector for regional employment, annually employing over 27,000 highly skilled medical professionals.