Lee’s Summit Medical Center has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The complete list of this year’s winners, in alphabetical order, is available here. Modern Healthcare will publish a special supplement featuring ranked lists of all the winners along with the October 1 issue. Lee’s Summit Medical Center is part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider.

Lee’s Summit Medical Center is the only healthcare organization in the Kansas City metropolitan area and the only hospital in the state of Missouri named to the 2018 list. In addition, this year’s recognition marks the fourth time in five years that Lee’s Summit Medical Center has been recognized as a best place to work by a leading healthcare publication.

“Whether on the frontline or in the top office, healthcare employees witness moments that can either inspire or dishearten them. That can take a toll on an individual and healthcare organizations must take extra steps to ensure that highs and lows during the workday don’t impact engagement or performance,” says Modern Healthcare Editor Aurora Aguilar. “This year’s best places to work, voted on by the employees themselves, exemplify what it takes to maintain dedication and satisfaction among its employees and that is the key to good patient care. Congratulations to this year’s winners and we look forward to celebrating with you in September.”

Lee’s Summit Medical Center provides 24/7 emergency care, is a certified primary stroke center and earned a level II designation by Missouri’s Time Critical Diagnosis System for providing timely, definitive stroke and STEMI care for the best outcomes for survival and recovery. The hospital has more than 500 employees and 500 medical staff physicians who cover a variety of specialties, including orthopedics, cardiology, oncology, imaging, surgical care and more. Lee’s Summit Medical Center consistently ranks high in patient satisfaction and was named as one of the nation’s top performing hospitals on key quality measures and recognized for the fifth consecutive year for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical patients. Lee’s Summit Medical Center was locally recognized as “Business of the Year” by the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce.

“It is humbling and an honor to be selected for this esteemed list,” says Pat Kueny, chief operating officer and interim chief executive officer, Lee’s Summit Medical Center. “Our people are our greatest asset and this national recognition is accomplished through our team’s commitment and dedication each and every day in offering high-quality, compassionate healthcare to our patients and their families. It also validates a culture of excellence in which employees are supported, engaged and empowered, benefitting not only patients and their families, but the community as a whole.”

This award program identifies and recognizes outstanding employers in the healthcare industry nationwide. Modern Healthcare partners with the Best Companies Group on the assessment process, which includes an extensive employee survey.

Lee’s Summit Medical Center will be honored at the 2018 Best Places to Work in Healthcare awards gala on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Renaissance Dallas in Dallas.

For more information on Lee’s Summit Medical Center and its robust family of services, visit https://leessummitmedicalcenter.com.