ER Olathe opens as Olathe’s only freestanding emergency room



Christine Hamele


Assistant Vice President Public Relations


HCA Midwest Health


Phone: (913) 208-5566






Kimberly Winter Stern


HCA Midwest Health News Bureau


HCA Midwest Health


Phone: (913) 449-4294



Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Extension of the hospital’s Emergency Department, state-of-the-art, full-service ER will handle patients from across the area in a convenient setting.

Olathe, KS – Overland Park Regional Medical Center (OPRMC) —part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider—announces the opening of a 24/7 full-service Emergency Room in Olathe.  Located at 13505 S. Alden in Olathe, in front of Academy Sports and Walmart east of 135th and Black Bob, the freestanding Emergency Department offers everything a patient would receive at a traditional hospital ER, such as broken bones, loss of consciousness, pain or bleeding, and everyday illnesses and ailments. In addition to walk-in patients, ambulances will bring patients from across the area.


The OPRMC ER of Olathe begins accepting patients today. A Community Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 25, with free bike helmet fitting and giveaway courtesy of the Brain Injury Association of Kansas.


The OPRMC ER of Olathe will offer Board-certified Emergency Physicians and a highly trained nursing team and support staff who will work closely with EMS service providers to ensure efficient transport and emergency care. Encompassing more than 10,000 square feet, the ER of Olathe is complete with CT scanner, MRI, full laboratory for blood and other tests, full radiology department, trauma room, contamination room, isolation room and 10 patient rooms. Through a digital communications system, the ER can stay in communication with surrounding area emergency rooms and divert traffic to the ER of when needed.  If hospitalization is required, OPRMC will follow standardized medical protocols to safely transfer patients in a timely manner. 


Kevin Hicks, Chief Executive Officer of Overland Park Regional Medical Center, notes the ER of Olathe represents a collaborative effort with the City of Olathe. “We look forward to many years of partnering with this dynamic and growing community by offering high-quality and compassionate care,” he says.  “This facility will provide the same quality, expert emergency care the community has relied on at OPRMC for more than 35 years.”


“As part of the HCA Midwest Health network, our access to resources—physicians, technology, surgical, services— is unmatched in the area,” says ER of Olathe Medical Director Mike Museousky, D.O. “This was designed to get people connected to the right service as quick as possible. Here, we have a waiting room but there is no waiting in this waiting room. We’re all about patient care and doing the right thing for the patient.”


Jamie Robinson, Director of the ER of Olathe, notes the new facility is a great option for children and those with sports injuries in south Johnson County.  “This state-of-the-art ER will lighten the burden on other area emergency rooms,” says Robinson, adding that people from those areas are already transported to the OPRMC Emergency Room on a regular basis. “We are close to many sporting facilities, and with a host of Board-certified sports medicine and pediatric physicians, we can quickly evaluate, treat and arrange for follow up specialty care.”


HCA Midwest Health has the metro area’s largest group of Level I, Level II, and Level III Trauma Centers and emergency departments.  The five hospitals with Emergency Departments and accredited Trauma Centers include Research Medical Center, Level I; Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Level II; Centerpoint Medical Center, Level II; Belton Regional Medical Center, Level III; and Lee’s Summit Medical Center, Level III.  Research Medical Center-Brookside Campus and Menorah Medical Center round out HCA Midwest Health’s major emergency departments.


Average Free Standing ER wait times, along with HCA Midwest Health’s average hospital ER wait times, are available through the iTriage app, by texting “ER” to 23000 or by visiting  For more information, visit




About Overland Park Regional Medical Center

Overland Park Regional Medical Center (OPRMC) — part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider — is a licensed 350-bed facility offering acute and outpatient medical care services, including a Regional Trauma Center, an Accredited Chest Pain Center, The Women’s Center, a Level IIIB NICU, the Human Motion Institute, advanced diagnostic imaging, a Diabetes Center and many other services. Overland Park Regional Medical Center was named one of the nation’s top performing hospitals on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of health care organizations. Overland Park Regional Medical Center has received the Get With the Guidelines Stroke-GOLD PLUS Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. The Breast Center of Overland Park Regional Medical Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Center (NAPBC), which is administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. In addition, the HCA Midwest Neonatal Transport Team, serving Kansas City and Outlying regions, is headquartered at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Overland Park Regional Medical dedicated a historic $110 million expansion in August 2014, including a new patient tower, Emergency Department and Trauma Center. For more information on Overland Park Regional Medical Center, visit


About HCA Midwest Health

HCA Midwest Health is the Kansas City area’s leading healthcare provider consisting of seven hospitals, outpatient centers, clinics, physician practices, surgery centers and an array of other services to meet the healthcare needs of the greater Kansas City area.  HCA Midwest Health is also one of the area’s largest private sector employers with more than 9,000 employees, the largest provider of charity and uncompensated care, and annually donates more than $1.2 million to local charities. Since April 2003, HCA Midwest Health has invested more than $845 million to enhance and expand patient services and has paid more than $216 million in taxes to local communities. HCA Midwest Health facilities serving the Kansas City area include Belton Regional Medical Center, Centerpoint

Medical Center, Lafayette Regional Health Center, Lee’s Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.  HCA Midwest Health also includes the largest network of experienced, multi-specialty physicians located throughout the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area, currently representing more than 340 physicians, including more than 140 primary care providers and nearly 200 specialists with 80 physician practices providing care in more than 146 locations to serve the community.  The physicians, licensed professionals and support staff who comprise the HCA Midwest Health team are dedicated to improving healthcare in the Greater Kansas City and outlying areas.  For more information, visit