Our History & Ownership

Recognizing an unmet need in the region for a hospital dedicated exclusively to orthopedics, in 1998 several of Kansas City’s leading orthopedic surgeons came together with Saint Luke’s Health System to create Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute. Our hospital officially opened its doors in January 2000, and today, we remain the area’s only dedicated orthopedic hospital, providing an advanced level of quality and expertise in orthopedic and musculoskeletal patient care.

Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute is an acute care hospital licensed in the state of Kansas. Our hospital is physician-owned, which means many of the physicians on staff have ownership or financial interest in the hospital. This model allows our physicians to have greater control in all aspects of the orthopedic care they provide, which often leads to greater patient satisfaction. As a physician-owned hospital, we are a proud member of Physician Hospitals of America and Physician Hospitals of Kansas (PHK). We are accredited by Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP).

Located near I-435 and State Line Road, Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute combines convenience with orthopedic excellence for patients in Leawood, Overland Park, Lenexa, Lee’s Summit and other surrounding areas in the Kansas City metro. Learn more about our physician ownership in our hospital disclosures.

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At KCOI the health of our patients and staff is paramount.

Designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, you will be asked to follow these guidelines when visiting our hospitals and clinics:

Sanitize Hands
Mask Requirement
Symptom Check
01/15/2023: PLEASE NOTE THAT MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED FOR ALL STAFF, PATIENTS & VISITORS IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES. Please exchange any cloth masks, gaiters, bandanas, masks with valves or vents, face shields or sheer/mesh masks with a hospital grade mask.  These are available at each entrance.  Thank you for your compliance. 
KCOI Hospital and Physical/Occupational Therapy Visitor Policy:

Physician Clinics and Hospital Outpatient Departments and Physical/Occupational Therapy Locations – One person (and a healthcare associate if indicated) may accompany the patient to the clinic.

Hospital Surgery Patients – One person may accompany the patient to the Pre-Operative area on admission and until they are taken back to the Surgery suite. The family or companion will then be escorted to the surgery waiting area.

  • Outpatient Surgery Patients – The family or companion will be notified to return to Post-Operative area to receive outpatient discharge instructions just prior to patient discharge.
  • Inpatient Surgery Patients – The family or companion will be notified when they may visit with Patient in the Inpatient Unit after recovery. Visitors to the Inpatient Unit are not restricted unless medically indicated.

Hospital Surgery Waiting Room – The hospital waiting room on the second floor has been reopened and due to space we ask that one visitor per patient may remain in the waiting room while the patient is in ISS, surgery or recovery.

Exceptions may be made for legal or special need such as:  Accompanying a minor (one parent/guardian), Assisting patients with cognitive or communication needs, Wheelchair assistance, Work comp Nurses.

Please note the above policies are subject to change pending public health recommendations.