Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute, located in Leawood, Kan., is expanding its hospital. Plans include adding more than 22,000 square feet of new hospital space, as well as renovations to approximately 32,000 square feet of existing space. In addition to all new inpatient rooms (which will nearly double in number), the hospital is adding three new surgical suites and creating expanded clinic space for the three orthopedic physician practices inside Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute.

Expansion plans also include a new, dedicated space for Ortho Urgent Care, which opened at Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute in November 2016 to provide specialized, evening and weekend care for urgent sports injuries and other orthopedic injuries. Once construction is complete, Ortho Urgent Care will extend its hours to include weekdays as well.

Construction is expected to be complete in the spring of 2018.

Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute teamed up with Pulse Design Group, a Kansas City-based architectural firm that specializes in healthcare design, and JE Dunn Construction, a provider of construction management services, design-build and integrated project delivery based in Kansas City.