Galichia Heart Hospital

Quick Facts

Location: Wichita, Kansas

Hospital: 91,213 sq. ft.

Medical Office Bldg: 39,263 sq. ft.

Beds: 82

Surgical Suites: 3

Cath Labs: 4t

Opened: 2001

Operated by GHG: 2001-2012


  • Emergency 
  • Level 3 Trauma Center
  • General
  • Orthopedic
  • Gynecology
  • Cardiac and vascular surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy

Galichia Heart Hospital opened its doors in 2001, and immediately proved to be a game-changer in the Wichita hospital market.

After several expansions, GHH grew to become a general 82- bed hospital, with a bustling ER. Investors enjoyed return on their investment within 2 years and an 8x ROI overall. In 2012 GHH, with a high patient satisfaction rating of 84%, was sold to HCA.

The facility is proud to retain the name Galichia Heart Hospital, reflecting its history as a premier heart hospital and the work of Dr. Joseph Galichia in the area of cardiology. 

Galichia continues to be supportive of Wesley/HCA processes regarding quality of service and positive patient outcomes. GHH, located on the Wesley Medical Center campus, provides patients with convenient access to expert heart care, surgical care, and emergency services. The 82-bed facility provides world-class medical care while promoting wellness, healthy lifestyles, and community health education programs and screenings.

Lubbock Heart Hospital

Quick Facts

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Hospital: 104,000 sq. ft.

Beds: 74

Surgical Suites: 3

Cath Labs: 4

Opened: 2004

Operated by GHG: 2004-2010


  • Emergency 
  • Ancillary
  • Cardiac
  • Imaging
  • Surgical
  • Calcium Score
  • Laparoscopy
  • Orthopedic
  • Urology

Dr. Galichia developed and led the investment team for Lubbock Heart Hospital in Lubbock, TX, in 2004. Within the first five years,LHH had been named one of the best cardiac hospitals in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, and received numerous awards for excellence from Healthgrades. Lubbock Heart grew quickly to a 74-bed general hospital, and was sold to investors in 2010.

Patients have rated Lubbock Heart & Surgical Hospital in the 93rd percentile on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and System’s (HCAHPS) question of likelihood to recommend Lubbock Heart & Surgical Hospital to friends and family. The hospital is recognized for excellence nationally, statewide and 5-Star Rated by HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings company. Lubbock Heart & Surgical Hospital has three Acute Care units, one of which is treated as “short stay” for outpatient procedures. There are 58 beds in Acute Care. Lubbock Heart & Surgical Hospital’s Coronary Critical Care Unit is a state-of-the-art 16-bed unit, specializing in advanced cardiac care.

Kentuckiana Hospital

Quick Facts

Location: Clarksville, Indiana

Hospital: 79,00 sq. ft.

Beds: 46

Surgical Suites: 3

Cath Labs: 2

Operated by GHG: 2013-Present


  • Cardiology

  • Pulmonary

  • Gastroenterology

  • Nephrology

  • Internal Medicine

  • Oncology

  • Infectious Disease

  • Neurology

  • Colorectal Surgery

  • Breast Surgery

  • Orthopedic surgery

  • General surgery

  • Urological surgery

Galichia Hospital Group was hired to manage Kentuckiana Medical Center, in Clarksville Indiana. The had hospital faced significant financial troubles in 2008 and 2009 and ultimately filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2010. On November 1st of 2013, Michael

Phillips of GHG took over as CEO. On November 7th the hospital emerged from bankruptcy and has since grown in size, scope, and profitability. GHG led the expansion from 34 to 46 beds, and added multiple new service lines. Within 2 months of taking over management, Phillips dramatically increased the top line and improved operational cash flow by over $700,000 per month.

In December of 2013, KMC opened a new Emergency Department offering patients wait times of 15 minutes or less. GHG was able to deliver on this promise as a result of extensive, hands-on experience running Emergency Departments at other hospitals. KMC employs close to 200 people and is located just off U.S. 31 in Clarksville, IN, which is part of the greater Louisville Metropolitan area.

Remote Cardiology Clinics


  • Arkansas City
  • Coldwater
  • Dodge City
  • Ellinwood
  • Eureka
  • Fredonia
  • Girard
  • Great Bend
  • Hutchinson
  • Liberal
  • Osborne
  • Parsons
  • Pittsburg
  • Russsell
  • Salina
  • Syracuse
  • Tribune
  • Wichita
  • Winfield

One of Dr. Galichia’s core visions has been to deliver world-class cardiovascular and overall health care, particularly to under-servedvregions in the state of Kansas. Like most cardiologists, he could have practiced anywhere in the world. He chose Wichita partly so he could make frequent trips back to the family farm between Arma and Girard.

On every trip, at least one doctor between here and there would ask Galichia if he could stop by and give advice. That’s when Galichia realize the need – and business potential – of a clinic network in Kansas.

He started in 1976 with Pittsburg and Parsons in southeast Kansas. Those clinics eventually spread out to towns like Russell, Salina, Dodge City, Liberal and Great Bend.

The clinics led to the creation of Galichia Labs, Inc. and today include 14 clinics. Through the Galichia Medical Group, the mobile testing company brings technology to under-served areas and provides cardiology services to rural communities of Kansas with satellite clinics throughout the state.

Galichia currently conducts 26 outreach clinics on a monthly basis.