October 26, 2022
Independence, MO — HCA Midwest Health — Kansas City's largest healthcare provider with seven hospitals and dozens of outpatient centers, clinics, physician practices, surgery centers and an array of other facilities and services to meet area residents' healthcare needs across the region — today announced that Centerpoint Medical Center has been recognized as a “Top 50 Best Hospital in the Country for Surgical Care” with a 2023 Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients.
Centerpoint Medical Center joins HCA Midwest Health's Menorah Medical Center as the only two hospitals in the Kansas City region to be named one of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals for Surgical Care™ in 2023.
Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards recognize the top 10% of hospitals across the country in 17 specialty care areas. Among those in the top 10%, the very best hospitals are named among the top 100 in the country. Centerpoint Medical Center received the following Healthgrades awards:
- One of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals for Surgical Care™ in 2023
- One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ for 3 Years in a Row (2021-2023)
- One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery™ for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)
- One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care™ for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023
- One of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2021-2023)
- One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)
“HCA Midwest Health is honored to have Centerpoint Medical Center recognized by Healthgrades as a top 50 and a top 100 hospital in the country for multiple services lines,” says HCA Midwest Health President Keith Zimmerman. “These awards speak to our organization's commitment to high-quality specialty care and our dedication to strong physician partnerships to achieve results that matter to consumers. We are proud our investments in our caregivers, processes, technology and training make a difference in healthcare, and we will continue making clinical quality a priority and delivering outstanding care.”
Centerpoint Medical Center is also the only hospital in the Kansas City region to be named one of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery, an honor it has now earned two years in a row.
Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals for specialty care. This year's analysis revealed significant variation in patient outcomes between hospitals with a 2023 Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Award and hospitals that did not receive the award.
“These distinctions reflect Centerpoint Medical Center's unwavering dedication to high-quality patient care in Eastern Jackson County and the communities we serve,” says Centerpoint Medical Center CEO Bret Kolman. “To be among the top 50 hospitals in the nation for excellence in surgical care and to be named for the third year in a r ow for excellence in orthopedic surgery and vascular surgery is an honor and testament to the efforts of every member of our family, from physicians and clinical teams to support staff.”
“We commend Centerpoint Medical Center for its ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care to patients being treated for/undergoing the recognized service lines,” says Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Consumers can feel confident that recipients of the 2023 Excellence Award have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes.”
In addition to Centerpoint Medical Center's accolades, several HCA Midwest Health facilities earned quality awards. Other HCA Midwest Health hospitals were also recognized for clinical excellence in cardiac, stroke care, gastrointestinal surgery, joint replacement, orthopedic surgery, coronary intervention, spine surgery, pulmonary care, vascular surgery, and critical care service lines. More information on those Healthgrades awards can be found here.
Consumers can visit the Healthgrades website to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2019 through 2021. View the complete 2023 Specialty Excellence Awards and Ratings Methodology.