Welcome to The Research Foundation

The Research Foundation story began in 1965 when Research Hospital Foundation was formed to raise funds to help Research Hospital provide health care services to the community. For nearly 40 years, the Foundation provided charitable contributions to help Research Medical Center bring the latest in medical advancements and treatments and to provide a broad base of resources to serve the healthcare needs of patients in the greater Kansas City community.

With the purchase of Research Medical Center in 2003 by HCA, a for-profit health care company, The Research Foundation concluded its affiliation with Research Medical Center. While no longer affiliated with Research Medical Center, The Research Foundation remains committed to serving the community and carrying on the spirit of the original Foundation through our many health education and scholarship programs.


  • Join us for the 2016 Symposium On Chronic And Cancer Pain: State-Of-The-Art Management Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel! The Hoeper Primary Care Symposium has been planned and designed to provide primary members of the healthcare team with the tools and knowledge they need to identify and treat various conditions of their patients.

  • Celebrate 30 years of supporting The Research Foundation. Join us Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel for the 2016 Candlelight Ball.