January 18, 2023
OVERLAND PARK, KS — HCA Midwest Health today announced that four of its hospitals have been named among the prestigious “America’s 250 Best Hospitals for 2023”, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. This achievement places Research Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center in the top 5% of all hospitals nationwide for overall excellence in clinical performance across the most common healthcare conditions and procedures.
Research Medical Center is a recipient of Healthgrades® 'America's 250 Best Hospitals' Award™ for two consecutive years (2022-2023). Menorah Medical Center has been named a Healthgrades® 'America's 250 Best Hospitals' Award™ for two consecutive years (2022-2023). This is the third consecutive year Centerpoint Medical Center is a recipient of Healthgrades® 'America's 250 Best Hospitals' Award™ (2021-2023).
“The prestigious achievement these four hospitals have made is a testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment that leadership, physicians, nursing teams and support staff have to high-quality specialty care and improvement of human life,” says HCA Midwest Health President Keith Zimmerman. “HCA Midwest Health continuously invests in our facilities and workforce to expand the lifesaving capabilities and technologies we offer patients. We also continue to increase our access points – whether that’s through additional physician practices, new facilities or outreach partnerships – so residents throughout the region can receive the high-quality, compassionate care they need close to home.”
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. This year’s analysis revealed significant variation between America’s Best 250 Hospitals and hospitals that did not receive the distinction. In fact, if all hospitals performed similarly to America’s 250 Best, over 160,000 lives could have been saved. Patients treated at one of the 2023 America’s 250 Best Hospitals have, on average, a 28.7% lower risk of dying than if they were treated at a hospital that did not receive the America’s 250 Best Hospitals award*.
“We’re proud to recognize four HCA Midwest Health Hospitals among America’s 250 Best Hospitals for 2023,” says Brad Bowman MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “As one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals, Research Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center consistently deliver better-than-expected outcomes for the patients in their community, and each set a high national standard for clinical excellence.”
“This esteemed award bestowed on Research Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center for clinical excellence is even more relevant as we observe the three-year anniversary of COVID-19 and reflect on the heroic actions and roles all hospital staff members had in keeping the community safe — everyone has a contribution in achieving the award,” says HCA Midwest Health Chief Medical Officer Kimberly Megow, MD. “We are proud of the distinction to have four of our hospitals among America’s 250 best and remain humbled by the opportunity to serve communities throughout the region.”
Visit Healthgrades.com/quality/americas-best-hospitals for an in-depth look at Research Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center’s performance and profile to explore the highest quality care in the Kansas City area today. Consumers can also visit Healthgrades.com for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality, and access the complete methodology here. A patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology is available here.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.