KU Hospital expanding heart care center

The University of Kansas Hospital Authority Board has approved a $50 million plan to add three new patient care floors to the Kansas City hospital's Center for Advanced Heart Care.

The project will add 123,000 square-feet to the building's 238,000 square feet. The project should be complete by the summer of 2012

Hospital inpatient volume was up about 8 percent in the fiscal year that ended June 30.

The University of Kansas Hospital is affiliated with the University of Kansas Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health. It has 583 staffed beds.