Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
1750 Independence Avenue
Kansas City MO 64106-1453
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 654-7000
Fax 816- 654-7001
Mission Statement
MISSION: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is a community of professionals committed to excellence in education, research, patient care and community service while improving the well-being of the communities we serve.
 
VISION: Become the most student focused health sciences university in the nation by: delivering value; cultivating team spirit; and becoming a trusted partner.
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
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
  • Give Online: http://www.kcumb.edu/give/
  • Give by Mail: KCU, 1750 Independence Ave., Kansas City, MO 64106-1453
  • Give by Phone: 1-800-234-4847 ext. 7280 
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 816‐654‐7280
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
MISSION: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is a community of professionals committed to excellence in education, research, patient care and community service while improving the well-being of the communities we serve.
 
VISION: Become the most student focused health sciences university in the nation by: delivering value; cultivating team spirit; and becoming a trusted partner.
Background Statement
  • HISTORY: 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.
  • COB: KCU is comprised of not only a College of Osteopathic Medicine, but also a College of Biosciences (COB). The COB 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.
  • KCU STUDENT CLINIC (IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE KC CARE CLINIC): The KCU Student Clinic opened in 2015 and operates out of the KC Care Clinic. Volunteer physicians oversee KCU student doctors who care for patients from underserved populations throughout the metro area.
  • KCU COMMUNITY GARDEN: Faculty, staff, and student volunteers maintain KCU’s community garden. One-hundred percent of the produce, between 1,000-2,000 pounds each year, is donated to our neighbors via the Della Lamb Food Pantry and other Northeast Neighborhood nonprofits in need.
  • PSYD: In 2017 KCU introduced the only Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) in Missouri or Kansas. KCU’s PsyD program uniquely positions students to treat the fastest growing sector of our country’s population.Students gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become highly competent, patient-focused clinical psychologists, preparing them to practice as effective members in an integrated environment.
  • KCU-JOPLIN: KCU welcomed its first class of medical students to the newly opened KCU-Joplin campus in 2017. The medical school is the first to open in Missouri in nearly 50 years and the only medical school in the southwest region. KCU-Joplin places a strong emphasis on patient-centered primary care and rural health to help address physician shortages in these areas.
Impact Statement
  • KCU: The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) was founded in 1916 by George J. Conley, DO. The University is the second largest producer of physicians in Missouri and Kansas, welcoming 270 medical students to our College of Osteopathic Medicine on our Kansas City campus in 2018. KCU helps alleviate physician workforce shortages nationally with 72% of our more than 7,100 active alumni practicing in primary care specialties, and 24% in rural care. Consistent with our osteopathic heritage, we are dedicated our mission of improving the well-being of the communities we serve.
  • KCU-JOPLIN: KCU welcomed its first class of 162 medical students to the newly opened KCU-Joplin campus in 2018. The medical school is the first to open in Missouri in nearly 50 years and the only medical school in the southwest region. KCU-Joplin places a strong emphasis on patient-centered primary care and rural health to help address physician shortages in these areas.
  • OUTREACH: 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 12,000 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.
  • MABEE CHALLENGE: KCU successfully was awarded a $1M Mabee Challenge Grant to build the new Center for Medical Education Innovation on the Kansas City campus. The center represents the next generation in medical simulation and will serve as a community resources as well.  KCU celebrated the building's groundbreaking in June 2018.
Needs Statement
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
Children's and Youth Services
Biological, Life Science Research
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 12,000 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 and Community Health Worker 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 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.
GUATEMALA
For more than a decade, KCU-Kansas City students have traveled to Guatemala to deliver care to thousands of patients, many of whom have not seen a physician in years. Patients are provided with a diagnosis and medications free of charge, and many receive osteopathic manipulative treatments for the first time in their lives.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Since 2009, our KCU-Kansas City students and faculty have traveled annually to the Dominican Republic to supply medical outreach to various communities in need. In addition, we administer sports physicals to players at the Kansas City Royals Baseball Academy.
KENYA
Since 2014, KCU-Kansas City has collaborated with a Kenyan physician to deliver care to patients who present in his non-profit clinic. Students see firsthand the tropical diseases they have read about in their textbooks in this unique opportunity.
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.
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Karen Pletz J.D.Jan 1995 - Dec 2009
Marshall Walker D.O.Dec 2009 - Dec 2012
Senior Staff
Title Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Research Affairs
Experience/Biography



Title Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer
Title Executive Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Vice President of Health Affairs
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 298
Paid Part-Time Staff 462
Paid Contractors 89
Volunteers 275
Retention Rate 85%
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
  • Kansas City Consortium on Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • 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 numerous area Health Departments
  • KC Care Clinic
  • Health Partnership Clinic
  • Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center
  • HCA Midwest Health
  • Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center
  • KCMO School District; KCKS School District; Hickman Mills School District; Raytown School District; and 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 Certification2000
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
Platinum Level Healthy KC Certified CompanyGreater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce2017
Best Places Companies to Work ForIngram's Magazine2017
Great Colleges to Work ForChronicle of Higher Education2018
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. John Smith DO
Company Affiliation Via Christi Regional Medical Center
Term Jan 2017 to Jan 2020
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Dr. Leonard H. Calabrese DOCleveland Clinic
Ms. Sheilahn Davis-Wyatt FACHEKansas City CARE Clinic
Mr. Edward EnyeartCerner
Mr. Daniel J. Haake CPA/PFSHutchins and Haake, LLC
Mr. Nathan S. Hall DO, MS, MBAUniversity of Kansas Medical Center, Wichita Campus
Dr. Howard I. Kesselheim DORegional Care Associates, LLC
Dr. Cameron D. Knackstedt DOHarlan County Health System
Mr. Kevin LockettFulcrum Global Capital
Dr. Robert C. McNab DO, FACOIFreeman Health System
Dr. Eugene A. Oliveri DORetired
Mr. John M. ParryThe Parry Group
Dr. Ronald A. Slepitza PhDAvila University
Dr. John P. Smith DOSurgical Specialists, P.A.
Dr. Marshall D. Walker DORetired
Ms. Sheridan Y. WoodKansas 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
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, 2018
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $75,127,397
Projected Expenses $66,286,069
Endowment Value $19,208,091
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 5
Form 990s
2017 KCU 990
2016 KCU 990
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 6/30/2017, 2016, 2015: 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 Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$13,240,499$19,820,689$5,574,667
Government Contributions$0$243,805$289,391
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified--$243,805$289,391
Individual Contributions------
--$0$0
$51,064,243$50,557,999$48,932,051
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,504,549($564,041)$3,008,955
Membership Dues--$0$0
Special Events$141,925$0$0
Revenue In-Kind--$9,486,202$0
Other$729,643$618,356$657,168
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$45,198,005$41,547,373$38,786,850
Administration Expense$6,937,985$7,560,079$7,588,503
Fundraising Expense$3,125,350$2,486,147$2,158,351
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.211.551.20
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%81%80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$266,445,586$225,301,599$192,578,452
Current Assets$43,329,846$34,761,793$33,237,806
Long-Term Liabilities$3,169,441$3,112,599$3,022,254
Current Liabilities$65,893,598$42,347,128$37,131,834
Total Net Assets$197,382,547$179,841,872$152,424,364
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.660.820.90
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets1%1%2%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
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 $19,593,717.00
Dates July 2012 to June 2019
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Other Documents
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