KU Hospital board OK’s $1.1 B budget
Citing growth and the expansion of facilities, the University of Kansas Hospital Authority Board has approved a Fiscal Year 2013 budget of $1.1 billion.
The budget reflects a 13.5 percent increase from the Fiscal Year 2012 budget, which ended June 30.
Hospital officials cited its increased investment in new facilities, such as the new Indian Creek Campus in Johnson County and the three new floors on the Center for Advanced Heart Care, as examples of its need to accommodate growing demand for its patient care services.
New technology is also cited including the TrueBeam linear accelerator for radiation oncology, which currently is being installed. Also this year, the hospital is expected to be one of the first three sites in the country to receive the GammaPod, a new radiation oncology devise for the treatment of early breast cancer.
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