New Wichita Children’s Hospital

Last year, KVC Hospitals provided acute/inpatient treatment for more than 3,400 children ages 6-18 who were struggling with suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, trauma, and other behavioral health challenges.

An additional 2,000 youth were referred to KVC Hospitals, but due to limited capacity, we were unable to serve them. In response to the overwhelming demand for more access to emergency psychiatric care, we set out to open a third hospital location in Wichita, KS.

Sedgwick County and Kansas experience suicide rates that continue to climb at a rate far outpacing most of the nation.

Join Our Team!

We’re looking for compassionate and inclusive professionals to join our KVC Hospitals team in Wichita! Visit our Careers page to see all open positions with this new hospital.

The HOPE LIVES Campaign

The HOPE LIVES Campaign will raise $7 million to help fund the new children’s psychiatric hospital. With the help of The Sunderland Foundation, donors from 14 Kansas communities, and a J.E. & L.E. Mabee Foundation challenge grant, our HOPE LIVES Campaign is steadily progressing toward the $7 million goal.

We need your help to meet the challenge by June and open the new hospital! To find out how you can help, please contact Michelle Lawrence at (913) 322-4941 or at

Contact us about partnerships, volunteering, or other questions!

Recent News:

A Nationwide Crisis: The Shortage in Children’s Psychiatric Treatment

Mabee Foundation Issues $1 Million Challenge Grant for KVC Children’s Hospital

Media coverage:

The Wichita Eagle: Children with suicidal thoughts, mental illness will soon have new treatment option

Wichita Business Journal: KVC to bring adolescent psychiatric hospital to Wichita

WOWT News: Wichita to get new psychiatric hospital for children

U.S. News & World Report: Wichita to Get New Psychiatric Hosptial for Children