KU Health System and Hays Medical Center decided to pull back from an affiliation deal and operate independently, according to a Hays Post report.
The affiliation is four years long, going back to 2016. Hays kept their own boards, leadership and staff, although they consolidated financial statements.
Hays reported 20,736 patient days and 5,291 discharges in fiscal 2020, according to financial statements filed by the KU Health System.
The hospital also reported fewer outpatient surgery/procedures and emergency visits than either in 2019 or 2018.
In addition to its Kansas City metro-area facilities, The KU Health System includes campuses in Topeka and Great Bend.