Overland Park, KS  — Menorah Medical Center ranks among the Top 3 in Kansas for pulmonary care and is a Pulmonary Excellence Award recipient, according to a new analysis released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems.  For the State Ranking analysis, Healthgrades evaluated clinical performance for nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide, focusing on eight key specialties across a mix of chronic, urgent, and planned clinical areas. 

Menorah Medical Center is part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider.

“Menorah Medical Center prides itself on delivering the highest quality and compassionate care to our patients,” says Menorah Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Joseph Reuben, M.D. “Our physicians, nurses and hospital staff work as a team to achieve this goal. This Healthgrades pulmonary care top ranking, especially during a pandemic, is a testament to the expert care given to every patient, every day, and our focus on the well-being of the community we serve.”

Hospitals recognized as among the Top Ranked in their state by Healthgrades are providing patients with measurably superior clinical outcomes. For the 2022 Analysis, Healthgrades compared state ranking recipients as a group, to all other qualified hospitals, as a group, and found:

  • From 2018-2020, patients treated at hospitals receiving a state ranking for Pulmonary Care have on average:
    • 51.1% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that were not state ranked for Pulmonary Care.
  • From 2018-2020, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive a state ranking for Pulmonary Care have, on average:
    • 2.05 times more likely to die than if they were treated in hospitals that were state ranked for Pulmonary Care.

Menorah Medical Center top-ranked for pulmonary care in Kansas

Access to quality information can inform and empower consumers in their decision-making process and direct them to the best care. Therefore, Healthgrades is committed to delivering the most scientifically accurate and comprehensive information about doctors and hospitals—with data insights not available anywhere else.

“Being recognized among the Top 3 in Kansas for Pulmonary is a great achievement that reflects Menorah Medical Center’s ongoing commitment to high-quality care. Hospitals receiving a top state ranking have much to be proud of as their deep medical expertise has built a track record of delivering positive outcomes for their patients," says Healthgrades Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science Brad Bowman, M.D. “For almost 25 years, our mission has been to provide consumers with clear and accessible information to make more informed healthcare decisions. Patients can feel confident knowing that they have access to top-ranked care for Pulmonary at Menorah Medical Center.” 

Earlier this year, Menorah Medical Center was also recognized by Healthgrades as a Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient. This distinction places Menorah Medical Center among the top 10 percent of all short-term acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades. 

Consumers can visit healthgrades.com for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access the complete methodology here.