The University of Kansas Health System Announces Partnership with Central Kansas Orthopedic Group

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Kansas City, Kan. (August 10, 2021) – The University of Kansas Health System is announcing that Central Kansas Orthopedic Group in Great Bend, Kansas will become part of the health system. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


“Our mission is to serve our community through offering the best possible orthopedic care for each individual patient. We have done that for many years by offering the latest in surgical innovations and orthopedic techniques to Great Bend and the surrounding areas. Becoming part of The University of Kansas Health System will allow us to continue that mission in new ways,” Randall K. Hildebrand, M.D. of Central Kansas Orthopedic Group said. “We are excited to work together to continue our high-quality care in this region.”


As part of the state’s academic medical center, The University of Kansas Health System is dedicated to extending the reach of academic medicine to more Kansans, so patients can stay closer to home to receive the most advanced care possible. The health system also knows exceptional practices like Central Kansas Orthopedic Group are vital to their community and surrounding area.


“This announcement is exciting as it will preserve high quality orthopedic care in the Great Bend community and help ensure our hospital remains a strong employer and healthcare provider in the city and region for years to come.” said Randy Cason, Regional Vice President, Greater Kansas with The University of Kansas Health System.


The incredible team of physicians, clinicians and staff at Central Kansas Orthopedic Group play an important role in the practice. The health system plans to keep all the existing Central Kansas Orthopedic Group workforce in place.


Patients will continue to receive care from their current doctors at the current location. We anticipate the process will continue over the next few months.