KU Hospital partners with KVC Health Systems for adult psych services

The University of Kansas' main entrance in Kansas City, Kan.

Kansas University Hospital is partnering with a Kansas City nonprofit to improve access to short-term mental health inpatient services in Wyandotte County, according to a news release.

Adult psychiatric beds at KVC Prairie Ridge Hospital, 4300 Brenner Drive in Kansas City, Kan., will become part of the KU Hospital, and the unit will be called the University of Kansas Hospital Adult Services at KVC Prairie Ridge.

“This is the first step in a longer-term vision for psychiatric services for adults in Wyandotte County,” said Bob Page, president and CEO of KU Hospital.

KVC’s child and adolescent psychiatric treatment will continue separate from the partnership, according to the release.

“KVC’s expertise in managing and providing inpatient psychiatric treatment combined with the hospital’s strong infrastructure and reputation for care will further benefit our patients and communities,” said Jason Hooper, president and CEO of KVC Health Systems.

KVC’s hospitals have served as a teaching site for the psychiatry department of KU Medical Center for 10 years, according to the release.