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Research Medical Center

 

Research Medical Center

Research Medical Center is a 511-bed hospital located in Kansas City, Missouri at 2316 East Meyer Boulevard. It is part of the HCA Midwest Division.

Hospital Background

Research Hospital is less than 2 miles away from Research Medical Center-Brookside Campus. In April 2006, Brookside Campus inpatient care was transferred to Research because 90 percent of patients who visit Baptist-Lutheran (now Research Medical Center-Brookside Campus) utilize its outpatient services. Research Medical Center-Brookside Campus at 6601 Rockhill Road will identify the hospital as part of the Brookside neighborhood and Research Medical Center.

Removal of Same-Sex Partner From Hospital Room

In April of 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.[1] 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." [2] 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." [3]

Initial news articles had claimed that a restraining order was filed against Gorley by the hospital, but later reports stated [4] this was not in fact the case.

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