HCA Midwest Health
April 01, 2013

HCA Midwest Health System, Kansas City’s largest healthcare provider, is proud to celebrate its 10-year anniversary in the Greater Kansas City area. Since acquiring the facilities in April 2003, HCA Midwest Health System’s 10 hospitals, outpatient centers, physician clinics and ambulatory surgery centers have focused on providing high-quality, compassionate healthcare to the community with some of the most advanced technology, programs and services available.

As the area’s largest private sector employer with more than 9,000 employees, HCA Midwest Health System is the area’s leading provider of charity and uncompensated care, and annually donates more than $1.2 million to local charities. Since April 2003, HCA Midwest Health System has invested more than $845 million to enhance and expand patient services and has paid more than $216 million in taxes to local communities.

“The 10-year anniversary is a great reminder of how much has been accomplished for the betterment of healthcare in our community,” says Mel Lagarde, President of HCA MidAmerica Division, which includes HCA Midwest. “The hospitals, physicians, clinical staffs and employees of HCA Midwest Health System have a relentless focus on excellence in healthcare for residents of the communities we touch every day. As Kansas City’s largest healthcare network that provides a full range of services from primary and specialty care to hospital care, we are continually exploring ways to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of the care we provide, including innovative technology. And while we focus on our patients and families in our hospitals, we never lose sight of playing a vital role in the economic health of our community as well.”

The hospitals and facilities of HCA Midwest Health System have received numerous awards, accreditations and recognitions including:

  • Five hospitals on the Joint Commission’s list of top performers—more than any other healthcare system in the community.
  • Market leader in all reportable key quality measures including acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, pneumonia and surgery (SCIP).
  • Five hospitals with Society of Chest Pain Centers accreditation.
  • Five hospitals certified by The Joint Commission as primary stroke centers.
  • Five accredited trauma centers (one Level 1, two Level 2s and two Level 3s).
  • Four hospital cancer programs accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
  • Four hospital breast programs fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
  • Four accredited Neonatal Intensive Care Units (one Level 3b, two Level 3as, one Level 2).
  • Multiple American Heart Association Get With the Guideline awards in Heart Failure, STEMI and Stroke.
  • Research Psychiatric Center recipient of 2012 Missouri Quality Award.

HCA Midwest Health System and its hospitals promote wellness and education through health fairs, educational programs and lectures on topics such as concussion management, breast cancer and prostate cancer early detection, heart health and complimentary health screenings. HCA Midwest Health System also participates in citywide events such as the American Cancer Society Making Strides Walk; American Heart Association’s Heart Walk; Go Red for Women; March of Dimes Bikers for Babies; the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night event; the American Cancer Society Relay for Life; Giggle with Gilda; and the Kansas City Free Health Clinic, to name a few.

Kevin J. Hicks, President and Chief Executive Officer of Research Medical Center, part of HCA Midwest Health System, notes the responsibility each hospital has to make a difference in the communities they serve.

“Part of our mission is to embrace our communities with high-quality, compassionate care—integral to the well-being of those we serve,” says Hicks. “We strive to care for every patient using the best evidence-based medicine. Excellent healthcare is what all patients expect and deserve.”

Hospital Corporation of America, the parent company of HCA Midwest Health System and one of the nation’s largest healthcare providers with 163 hospitals and 110 freestanding surgery centers, was recently named one of the Ethisphere Institute's 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies. It is the fourth straight year HCA was achieved the distinction.

The upcoming HCA Midwest Health System 2013 Community Report is scheduled for release later this April. For more information, visit hcamidwest.com.