Research Medical Center

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Research Medical Center
HCA Midwest Division
Location2316 East Meyer Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Care systemHCA Midwest Division
Emergency departmentYes

Research Medical Center is a 590-bed hospital located in Kansas City, Missouri at 2316 East Meyer Boulevard. It is part of the HCA Midwest Division.

Hospital Background[edit]

Research Hospital is less than 2 miles away from Research Medical Center-Brookside Campus.

On December 5, 1972, former President Harry S. Truman was admitted to Kansas City's Research Hospital and Medical Center with lung congestion from pneumonia. He developed multiple organ failure and died at 7:50 am on December 26 at the age of 88.[1]

Removal of Same-Sex Partner From Hospital Room[edit]

In April 2013, this hospital was in national news when its security staff removed Roger Gorley from the room of his hospitalized same-sex partner of 5 years. Despite Gorley having status as his partner's power of attorney, he was handcuffed and forcibly removed from the hospital due to disruptive behavior and interference with medical care.[2] Gorley claimed that this was done at the behest of his partner's brother, due to anti-homosexual discrimination.

Later news articles reported that both Gorley and the patient's brother had been removed from the bedside at the same time, due to what a hospital statement referred to as "disruptive and belligerent behavior." [3] The hospital made additional statements, saying in part, "This visitor created a barrier for us to care for the patient. Attempts were made to deescalate the situation. Unfortunately, we had no choice but to involve security and the Kansas City MO Police Department." [4]


  • Sieczkowski, Cavan (11 April 2013). "Gay Man Arrested At Missouri Hospital For Refusing To Leave Sick Partner, Not Recognized As Family". Retrieved 11 April 2013.

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Coordinates: 39°00′32″N 94°33′29″W / 39.00883°N 94.55801°W / 39.00883; -94.55801