Our affiliations expand health and wellness services, provide additional options for care and connect the community with the resources they need to make informed decisions.

Meritas Health

Meritas HealthMeritas Health is a part of North Kansas City Hospital. With more than 100 physicians practicing at over 30 clinics in Clay and Platte counties, it is the largest physician network in the Northland. Meritas Health physicians specialize in primary care, internal medicine, family medicine, geriatric medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, cardiology, neurology, endocrinology, pulmonary medicine, general surgery, ENT, neurosurgery, occupational medicine and rehabilitation services.

NorthCare Hospice & Palliative Care

NorthCare HospiceNorthCare Hospice & Palliative Care offers comprehensive hospice services for you and your loved ones wherever you're most comfortable — your home, a care facility or the NorthCare Hospice House, which is available to patients whose life-limiting illness has become complex and requires symptom management 24 hours a day. Located on the North Kansas City Hospital campus, NorthCare Hospice House provides medical support. NorthCare Hospice is a subsidiary of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care.

Midwest Transplant Network

North Kansas City Hospital works with Midwest Transplant Network to facilitate organ and tissue donations. Hospital staff members connect potential donors with MTN, which educates families so they can make informed decisions. In some cases, donors have already indicated their wishes, and MTN confirms that information with the family.

Academic Affiliations

We work with high schools, colleges and universities to support students
interested careers in healthcare. Through our academic affiliations, we
give students access to a range of hands-on clinical experiences and

Nursing Schools

For students pursuing a nursing degree, clinical instruction and hands-on experience are invaluable. Our hospital staff provides both through our nursing school affiliations.

  • Avila University
  • Graceland University
  • Missouri Western State University
  • Research College of Nursing
  • University of Central Missouri
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)
  • William Jewell College

School of Clinical Laboratory Science

The School of Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) is a 47-week clinical program in which college seniors complete their final year at North Kansas City Hospital. Students learn about the instruments, procedures and clinical experiences common in a hospital laboratory. Upon program completion, students are eligible to become registered CLS medical technologists.

Program affiliates:

  • Fort Hays State University
  • Kansas State University
  • Lincoln University
  • Missouri Southern State University
  • Missouri State University
  • Missouri Western State University
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Pittsburg State University
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • University of Central Missouri
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)
  • University of St. Mary

Northland CAPS

North Kansas City Hospital partnered with the Kearney, Liberty, North Kansas City, Park Hill, Platte County and Smithville school districts to become the premier healthcare partner with the Northland CAPS (Northland Center for Advanced Professional Studies) program. The program provides high school students in the Northland with a pre-professional, innovative and entrepreneurial education that immerses them in professional environments. They complete projects and work with staff members who mentor them and ensure timely, accurate and real project results.

School-to-Career Programs

North Kansas City Hospital believes that partnering with our local schools is a great way to build relationships and encourage students interest in a career in healthcare. Whether they are looking for a rewarding volunteer experience or are aspiring physicians and healthcare professionals who want a behind-the-scenes look at a full-service hospital, our multifaceted program meets the varying needs of high school students.

For more information about our School-to-Career Programs, call 816.691.1684.