Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
1750 Independence Avenue
Kansas City MO 64106-1453
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 654-7000
Mission Statement
To improve the well-being of the communities it serves.
 
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) is a community of professionals committed to excellence in the education of highly qualified students in osteopathic medicine, the biosciences, bioethics and the health professions. Through life-long learning, research and service, KCU challenges faculty, staff, students and alumni to improve the well-being of the community we serve.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Marc B. Hahn, DO
Board Chair Dr. John P. Smith DO
Board Chair Company Affiliation Via Christi Regional Medical Center
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1916
Former Names
University of Health Sciences
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement To improve the well-being of the communities it serves.
 
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) is a community of professionals committed to excellence in the education of highly qualified students in osteopathic medicine, the biosciences, bioethics and the health professions. Through life-long learning, research and service, KCU challenges faculty, staff, students and alumni to improve the well-being of the community we serve.
Background Statement

KCU was founded in 1916 by George J. Conley, D.O. and is one of the five original colleges of osteopathic medicine. It is the largest medical school in Missouri and the 12th largest medical school in the United States.

KCU is comprised of not only a College of Osteopathic Medicine, but also a College of Biosciences. The College of Biosciences offers a master of arts in bioethics and a master of science in biomedical sciences. The University also offers a dual degree in doctor of osteopathic medicine and master of arts in bioethics, and in partnership with Rockhurst University, a dual degree in doctor of osteopathic medicine and master of business administration.
Impact Statement

KCU is the 12th largest medical school in the United States, welcoming 270 students to our College of Osteopathic Medicine out of nearly 6,000 applicants this academic year.  We are the second-­leading producer of physicians for the states of Missouri and Kansas, and deliver vital care in underserved areas, with 33 percent of alumni committed to rural practice nationwide.  When the KCU-Joplin campus opens next fall, the University will be positioned to have an even greater impact on addressing rural health care provider shortages in our region.  

The University is an anchor in the Kansas City’s Historic Northeast Neighborhood, exemplifying our dedication to improving the health and well-being of our surrounding community. KCU’s continued investment in our neighborhood helped lay the groundwork for a recent $30-million grant awarded by HUD Choice Neighborhoods to transform the area’s Paseo Gateway district.  In particular, the University’s purchase and demolition of the nearby Capri Motel served as a springboard for garnering support from HUD to invest in further improvements around the intersections of Independence Avenue and The Paseo.  
  
KCU’s commitment to the community extends throughout the Greater Kansas City area as well.  One of the University’s most important outreach programs is Score 1 for Health (Score 1). This program helps address health equity, with first and second year students providing more than 13,000 health screenings annually for area school-age children. Score 1 prioritizes service to children from low-income families and those living in our urban core. When needed, Score 1 registered nurses refer children and their families to community health-care partners for free or reduced-cost medical and dental treatment, and track referrals to ensure treatment occurs.
 
Understanding that service truly knows no boundaries, the University has organized medical mission trips for our students and faculty for more than 20 years.
Needs Statement
  • Capital: A $1 million Mabee Challenge grant has been issued in support of KCU’s new Center for Medical and Surgical Simulation.  That grant will be awarded if an additional $3 million is raised by October 11, 2017. The new center will accommodate growing enrollment, incorporate the latest technology, and allow for a more comprehensive curriculum execution. It will also increase the local healthcare community’s access to innovative simulation training. 
  • Scholarship and Faculty: (1) Help ensure it is financially feasible for KCU’s students to pursue their interest in medicine – especially primary care. (2) Establish endowed chairs and faculty positions to strengthen our ability to attract, develop, and retain talent. 
  • Research: (1) Increase core equipment investment to advance biomarker detection. (2) Establish an endowed Research Chair in Neuromuscular Disease to enhance research capacity, and find cures for neuromuscular disorders. 
  • Outreach Programs: (1) Support Score 1 for Health, a preventive health program that annually provides free health screenings to 13,000 children living in Kansas City’s areas of greatest need. (2) Support medical missions which allow our students  to provide much-needed health care to indigent, isolated people around the world.

Service Categories
Graduate & Professional Schools
Areas of Service
International
National
MO
KS
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
KS - Johnson County
Programs
Description

One of the University’s most important outreach programs is Score 1 for Health (Score 1). This program helps address health equity, with first and second year KCU students providing more than 13,000 health screenings annually for area school-age children. Score 1 prioritizes service to those most in need by providing health assessments for children from low-income families, and those living in our urban core. When needed, Score 1 registered nurses refer children and their families to community health-care partners for free or reduced-cost medical and dental treatment, and track referrals to ensure treatment occurs. 

Our Score 1 program aligns with the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Urban Neighborhoods Big 5 Initiative, and provides our students with invaluable clinical experience early in their medical education.
Category Human Services, General/Other Children & Youth Services
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years), ,
Short-Term Success
Individual assessment results are delivered to parents/guardians along with lists of appropriate resources to encourage access to primary, preventive services, as well dental and vision care. Score 1 helps parents increase awareness and knowledge about optimal growth and development of their children as well as provide a ‘heads up’ for parents when children are needing intervention(s) to stay healthy.
Long-Term Success

Score 1 outcomes and reporting raises community awareness of children’s health issues for Kansas City’s most under-resourced population. Outcomes identify the unmet needs of children such as oral health care, vision care, and the problems associated with overweight and obesity in children (such as high blood pressure and diabetes). In response to these outcomes, both internally with the project as well as externally, collaboratively throughout the city, programs have been developed to respond to these needs.

Program Success Monitored By

KCU has developed a robust database which supports program evaluation. Grants support the program’s development and also provide measures of success that help the program monitor progress. Score 1’s relationship with its schools and families provides important feedback for the program. Score 1 strategically assesses its school, parent and professional partners to learn where program is most valuable, and where it can improve.

Examples of Program Success

KCU employed its first-ever Hispanic Community Health Worker, Alex Martinez-Munoz, in response to screening results indicating Hispanic students have the highest incidence of obesity, and high levels of untreated tooth decay.
 
Alex helps parents develop a plan for accessing services, contacts providers to ensure timely appointments, and accompanies families to appointments as necessary. These contacts are documented in the Score 1 database to assess measurable outcomes. After engagement with Alex, nearly 50 percent of families report they are more likely to independently access health care in the future. 
 
Tangible success is also exemplified by Alex's work with the Vallencillo family.  He helped Arturo’s mother make a dentist appointment based on screening results indicating tooth decay.  Alex provided language assistance during the appointment, and educated the family on their Medicaid benefits which led to the first-ever dental appointments for the entire family.
CEO Comments
KCU also has an international impact through its medical missions.  The University partners with DOCARE International, an organization that annually provides health care to thousands of individuals in isolated and underprivileged villages in Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. Through an organized student chapter and faculty involvement, the University has offered opportunities for student participation in medical mission trips since 1996.  Students, faculty and staff experience global community service, while third- and fourth-year osteopathic medical students experience hands-on clinical training.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Dr. Marc B. Hahn, DO
Term Start July 2013
Experience
Marc B. Hahn, DO became the 14th president of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) in 2013. Prior to KCU, he was the se­nior vice president for health affairs and dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of New England for three years. Dr. Hahn also served as senior vice president for health affairs at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, and dean of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. 
 
He completed his anesthesiology residency at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and a pain management fellowship at both the National Institutes of Health and Georgetown University. Dr. Hahn then became the chief of pain management services at Walter Reed, and joined the Uniformed Services University of the Health Science faculty. While an Army Medical Corps officer, he served as anesthesiologist for pres­idents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
 
Dr. Hahn returned to academic medicine as chief of the Pain Medicine and Palliative Care Division, and professor of anesthesiology at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 1995.  As a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow from 1998-1999, he was a health policy adviser to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.
 
Dr. Hahn earned a Doctor of Osteopath­ic Medicine from Des Moines University, and is board-certified in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology, and the American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology, both of which he is a fellow.  He also holds sub-specialty board certification in pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine.
 
Dr. Hahn is a member of the Civic Council of Greater KC; on the board of directors for the KC Area Development Council and the Greater KC Chamber of Commerce; and is a Trustee of Rockhurst University and MRIGlobal. He is also the chair of the Regional Research Collaboration Subcommittee for the KC Area Life Sciences Research Institute.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Karen Pletz J.D.Jan 1995 - Dec 2009
Marshall Walker D.O.Dec 2009 - Dec 2012
Senior Staff
Title Interim Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Title Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer
Title Vice President of Institutional Advancement/Alumni Relations
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 252
Paid Part-Time Staff 4
Volunteers 0
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 82%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
KCALSI; MOBIO; UMKC's Medical School and School of Dentistry; KU Med Center; Children’s Mercy Hospital; Carondelet Health Systems; Rockhurst Univ.; HCA; KCADC; St. Benedict’s Abbey; MO End of Life Coalition; Greater KC Chamber; MARC; Benedictine College; St. Paul’s School of Theology; KU; UMKC; William Jewell College; Ctr for Practical Bioethics; KCMO, KCK and select surrounding school districts; numerous area Health Departments; more than 20 allied health institutions
External Assessment and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education - Accreditation2012
American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Bureau of Professional Education - Accreditation2012
Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - 10 Year Accreditation2004
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) - Medicare Certification 2000
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Honor RollKansas City Partnership for Children2007
Honorable MentionCommunity-Campus Partnerships for Health2008
Oustanding Academic Health Sciences LibrararyHealth Sciences Library Network of KC2007
Leadership Giving StarUnited Way of KC2007
Missouri Quality Award Site VisitExcellence in Missouri Foundation2007
Leadership AwardBoys & Girls Club2009
Workplace Giving AwardKC Arts Fund2009
Excellence in Employee Campaign ManagementUnited Way of Greater Kansas City2012
Company Sponsored Volunteer ProjectCommunitas Awards for Community Service and Corporate Responsibility2012
Top 10 Most Affordable Medical SchoolsUS News & World Report2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. John P. Smith DO
Company Affiliation Via Christi Regional Medical Center
Term Jan 2017 to Jan 2018
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Dr. Leonard H. Calabrese DOCleveland Clinic
Ms. Sheilahn Davis-Wyatt FACHEKansas City CARE Clinic
Mr. Daniel J. Haake CPA/PFSHutchins and Haake, LLC
Mr. Nathan S. Hall DO, MS, MBAUniversity of Kansas Medical Center, Wichita Campus
Mr. Kevin J. Hicks Overland Park Regional Medical Center
Mr. Kevin D. Kaufman Netsmart
Dr. Howard I. Kesselheim DORegional Care Associates, LLC
Dr. Cameron D. Knackstedt DOHarlan County Health System
Dr. Robert C. McNab DOFreeman Health System
Dr. Eugene A. Oliveri DORetired
Mr. John M. Parry The Parry Group
Dr. Ronald A. Slepitza PhDAvila University
Dr. John P. Smith DOSurgical Specialists, P.A.
Dr. Marshall D. Walker DOVia Christi Hospitals Wichita, Inc.
Ms. Sheridan Y. Wood Kansas City CARE Clinic
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 13
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 89%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 0%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 3
Standing Committees
Academic Affairs
Audit
Personnel
Finance
Executive
Institutional Advancement
Nominating
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Dr. Gerald Baird PhDJohnson County Community College
Rev. Thomas B. Curran OSFSRockhurst University
Dr. William P. Duncan PhDIndependent Consultant
Dr. Anthony Tocco PhDRockhurst University
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2015
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2016
Projected Revenue $52,221,949
Projected Expenses $51,938,023
Endowment Value $16,500,000
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 5
Form 990s
2015 KCU 990
2014 KCU 990
2013 KCU 990
2012 KCU 990
2011 KCU 990
2010 KCU 990
2009 KCU 990
2008 KCU 990
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals. 

 

Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$5,574,667$623,497$811,335
Government Contributions$289,391$83,724$72,530
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$289,391$83,724$72,530
Individual Contributions------
$0$0$0
$48,932,051$45,113,339$44,904,552
Investment Income, Net of Losses$3,008,955$3,009,783$2,177,609
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$76,998$61,484
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$657,168$666,177$1,173,149
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$38,786,850$37,535,730$36,680,221
Administration Expense$7,588,503$7,533,304$6,602,124
Fundraising Expense$2,158,351$2,153,896$2,133,543
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.201.051.07
Program Expense/Total Expenses80%79%81%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue37%275%226%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$192,578,452$186,897,200$166,489,503
Current Assets$33,237,806$37,379,850$40,926,884
Long-Term Liabilities$3,022,254$3,069,774$3,035,908
Current Liabilities$37,131,834$37,769,126$22,281,295
Total Net Assets$152,424,364$146,058,300$141,172,300
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.900.991.84
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets2%2%2%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Anonymous $105,000 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Anonymous $40,000 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Anonymous $25,000 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Four Priority Areas of the "Leading the Way" Centennial Campaign include: Capital Needs, Scholarship and Faculty Support, Research and Outreach Programs.
Goal $16,000,000.00
Dates July 2012 to June 2019
Amount Raised to Date $10,226,341.00 as of Dec 2016
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Name Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Address 1750 Independence Avenue
Kansas City, MO 641061453
Primary Phone (816) 654-7000
Contact Email nclifford@kcumb.edu
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Marc B. Hahn, DO
Board Chair Dr. John P. Smith DO
Board Chair Company Affiliation Via Christi Regional Medical Center
Year of Incorporation 1916
Former Names
University of Health Sciences