Truman Medical Center / University Health


Keeping Women’s Health Needs Front and Center

If you are looking for an OB/GYN specialist, Truman Medical Centers / University Health has the right team for you.

Story by Ann Butenas   |    Sponsored Content   |   University Health 2 Renderings Courtesy of Truman Medical Center

Wellness encompasses a healthy body, a sound mind, and a tranquil spirit.

(Laurette Gagnon Beaulieu, wellness expert)

The health professionals at University Health Women’s Care UH2 understand the healthcare needs of women are unique and that those needs change throughout the course of a woman’s life. No matter the stage of life and no matter what those needs are, University Health Women’s Care UH2 (UHWC UH2) knows you deserve the best in healthcare delivered by a team of experts who focus on you as an individual.

Women of all ages put their trust in this team for all matters of gynecological care, from that first menstrual cycle throughout the remainder of their lives. This dedicated team provides patients with the best possible care in a new state-of-the-art environment. No matter where you are in life on your healthcare journey, you deserve top-notch healthcare from a team of experts who focus on you as an individual.

For the care you want, need and deserve, look to University Health Women’s Care UH2

At UHWC UH2, you can discover a wide range of services and specialized care tailored just for you throughout the course of your life. They offer a unique approach to women’s health. Putting patients first is rule number one. The relationships forged between patient and provider is recognized as one of utmost priority. Translation? You can expect non-judgmental care in a warm, friendly and relaxed environment with a healthcare team that listens first so they can fully understand your needs before recommending any course of treatment.

The role of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (OB/GYNs)

Obstetricians and Gynecologists are doctors who are specially trained in how to provide care for women’s bodies and reproductive systems throughout all stages of life. An OB/GYN can conduct   routine screenings to keep you healthy and help you navigate all of life’s changes, from that first menstrual cycle through menopause. They can help you plan a pregnancy and deliver your baby, and they can provide expert treatment for any reproductive health concerns you experience.

The team of clinicians at UHWC UH2 consists of OB/GYNs, urogynecologists and certified nurse midwives. Every member of the team is highly trained and uniquely experienced in his or her respective field.

Rooted in experience/focused on the future

At present, the Truman Medical Center facility located in the Health Sciences District, houses an Obstetrics and Gynecology clinic, women’s gynecological specialty clinic and a high-risk pregnancy clinic on the sixth floor of the main hospital. These clinics will move to a new building named University Health 2, located at 2211 Charlotte Street in Kansas City, Missouri, in November 2020. The third floor of this new facility will be dedicated to Women’s Care, and the clinic will be named University Health Women’s Care UH2. 

A solid reason to choose University Health Women’s Care

With decades of experience, these trusted physicians have the ability to treat all types of health issues unique to women, including high-risk pregnancies through the use of cutting-edge technology.

The Birthplace at TMC/UH downtown is located on the sixth floor of the main hospital, connects to Children’s Mercy Hospital via a walkway bridge called the Bridge of Hope. This is important if a mother delivers her baby at TMC/UH in the Health Sciences District and her baby is being treated at the NICU at Children’s Mercy Hospital, allowing the mother to visit her baby without ever having to leave the main hospital. This bridge represents the best of both worlds with respect to care of women and their babies, transitioning from the womb to the world, allowing doctors and other healthcare specialists to provide exceptional care for moms, fetuses and newborn babies. With these two hospitals focused on the care of the patient, this bridge upholds that commonality.

Comprehensive services to meet your needs

The experts at UHWC UH2 offer everything from preventive wellness care to disease screening tests, diagnosis, treatment and surgery. The many trusted services UHWC UH2 offers includes:  

  • 1.    Obstetrics
  • 2.    High-risk Obstetrics (Maternal Fetal Medicine)
  • 3.    Gynecology
  • 4.    Gynecological Oncology
  • 5.    Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • 6.    Urogynecology (treats female urinary and reproductive tract issues) 
  • 7.    Gynecological procedures such as Colposcopy, LEEP and Hysteroscopy
  • 8.    Women’s Health Patient Navigation Services 
  • 9.    Behavioral Health Consultant in Women’s Health
  • 10.  First, second and third trimester ultrasounds*
  • 11.  Specialized detailed Level 2 screening ultrasounds, fetal echocardiograms, nuchal translucency ultrasounds, and guidance for procedures such as amniocentesis and cordocentesis.*
  • 12.  Perinatologists high-risk counseling 

*These services are accredited through the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).

“University Health Women’s Care UH2 offers easy access to gynecological and obstetrics care to address the many issues affecting women,” indicated Dr. Kristen Bartucci, Chief Resident for OB/GYN. “We offer a high-risk obstetrics group that is able to handle any pregnancy complication, as well as our Gynecological Oncology and Urogynecology departments that specialize in complex pelvic surgery.”

UHWC UH2 physicians are excited to welcome all patients to the new University Health 2

“We have pride in our perinatal ultra-sonographers who are exceptionally skilled at detecting anomalies that can significantly alter neonatal outcomes,” expressed Dr. Paige Monnet, Chief Resident for OB/GYN. “All ultrasounds are reviewed by our Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists. These specialists are an integral part of the Fetal Health Center at Children’s Mercy Hospital, which is connected to our Birthplace through the Bridge of Hope. In addition, Truman Medical Centers/University Health is an academic medical center, which means we practice evidence-based medicine and have access to the latest research.”

A superior level of care that also highlights patient convenience, safety and the benefits of technology

Patient Convenience: The new University Health Women’s Care UH2 will offer more convenience for appointments. This beautiful facility has access to University Health 1 and Truman Medical Center via covered walkways and bridges. There is additional parking complete with a new parking garage.

Safety: It is vital to your health to get your annual screenings. We have put into place safety, sanitation and waiting room social distancing protocols for better, safer care.

Technology: For the patient experience, UHWC UH2 provides contactless kiosk check-in, affording patients the opportunity to check in at the new facility and is designed to enhance physical distancing and strategic queuing of patients.

Televisions are in each room, featuring educational videos on topics such as breastfeeding and parenting tips.

Room link technology alerts staff of who is in the room through colored lights. Each room is also set up for telemedicine capabilities through the use of 24-inch monitors with an imbedded camera/  microphone. This is accomplished through a partnership with Cerner and Salesforce, allowing for enhanced engagement, improved efficiency, and coordination of care with patients through navigation teams.

Creating an even better future

The Birthplace at Truman Medical Centers/University Health in the Health Sciences District is currently undergoing an impressive renovation. Moms and families will appreciate the new space, complete with modern, spacious rooms, high-tech security, and in-room electronics, all of which puts control of the room, patient information, and entertainment at the touch of a finger. 

Additionally, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is under expansion and expected to open in 2021. It will be completely remodeled with the most up-to-date features and modern conveniences including private rooms for babies and their parents.

“Truman Medical Centers/University Health stands out from its competitors because of its compassion and dedication to our patients,” emphasized Dr. Monnet. “This hospital has been a life force for generations of families in Kansas City, Missouri, and we will continue that tradition of excellence.”

For more information on Truman Medical Centers / University Health Women’s Care, go online at  To make an OB/GYN appointment at University Health Women’s Care UH 2, please call the scheduling line at 816.404.4966.