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High Quality Care For A Growing Region
The Greater Wichita region’s healthcare sector encompasses a wide range of businesses, practices, and highly specialized medical manufacturers. With a population of nearly 800,000 people in the 10-county region, a high-quality healthcare system supports the needs of a growing population. The Greater Wichita region is home to national healthcare systems HCA and Ascension Health, offering the largest hospitals and clinics in the state along with a significant network of support systems and resources.
Skilled Healthcare Workers
for Graduating Family Practice Physicians
Acute Care and Hospital Facilities
The Healthcare Ecosystem
The Greater Wichita region is home to 18 acute care facilities and hundreds of specialty medical practices. Healthcare is the second largest sector for regional employment, annually employing over 27,000 highly skilled medical professionals.
The regional healthcare system is largely supported by graduates from the areas nationally ranked nursing programs. Eight colleges and universities serve the region, including the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita which ranks among the top 10 schools in the nation for graduating family practice physicians, a much-needed role in modern medical practice.
Medical Equipment Manufacturing
Medical manufacturing is a natural extension of expertise and engineering knowledge in the area. Both Pfizer and the Dutch company Fagron Sterile Services recognize the Greater Wichita region as an invaluable component of their pharmaceutical operations. Pfizer produces over 125 million units of medicine annually in the region, and Fagron has invested $15 million in clean-air labs for the local production of injectable pharmaceuticals. Medical production facilities find the direct connection to advanced manufacturing technology education programs, such as those found at WSU Tech, invaluable to their success.
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Executive Vice President of Economic Development
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