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University Hospital

University Hospital offers the only Level I trauma center and helicopter service in mid-Missouri. Physicians throughout the state refer many of their most complicated cases to our flagship hospital.

The 274-bed hospital specializes in treating the most severe illnesses and injuries. Its seven-story Critical Care Tower provides the latest in medical technology for critically ill or injured patients. Housed in the tower are cardiac, medical, neurological and surgical intensive care units as well as mid-Missouri’s only burn intensive care unit. Next to the burn center, the hospital has the region’s most comprehensive center for wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Trauma specialists at University Hospital help treat more than 25,000 emergency room patients each year.

University Hospital also contains the region’s only cochlear implant center, a diabetes center, an ophthalmology institute, a sleep disorders center, an endoscopy center, endo-suites dedicated to minimally invasive surgery and a SameDay Surgery Center that offers hundreds of different procedures in its fully equipped operating rooms.

The staff at University Hospital is united in its dedication to caring for patients and their families. Establishing good relationships – letting patients and visitors know someone cares – is a top priority.