Hospital planned for Roeland Park will have 8 beds, to share corner with Commerce Bank branch

The rendering shows the plan for a new hospital and bank branch in Roeland Park.
The rendering shows the plan for a new hospital and bank branch in Roeland Park.

A new hospital planned for the corner of Roe Boulevard and Johnson Drive will have eight beds. It was described to the Roeland Park City Council Monday as providing service between urgent care and severe trauma.

The hospital is part of the Commerce Bank development planned for the northwest corner of the intersection, directly across Johnson Drive from the Gateway development in Mission.

An attorney for Commerce said preliminary site plans have been filed for the project, which include the more than 16,000 square-foot hospital and a branch bank for Commerce.

The hospital – the term “micro hospital” was removed in a new development extension – is not affiliated with any of the major hospital systems, the council was told. Similar facilities serve an average of 35 people every 24 hours. Patients are usually brought in by family members and will be stabilized and transferred. It is expected to have a Level IV trauma rating.

The initial name for the facility will be the Hospital of Roeland Park.

The preliminary plan will be heard by the planning commission in August. Roeland Park City Administrator Keith Moody cautioned that there are a number of steps to go through for approval of the plan, which may result in some changes. The site plan, he said, differs from the development agreement. Moody has previously noted that the corner requires a building with character.

The layout of the proposed bank and hospital in the preliminary site plan.
The layout of the proposed bank and hospital in the preliminary site plan.
Another rendering of a proposed small hospital for Roeland Park.
Another rendering of a proposed small hospital for Roeland Park.