Lee's Summit Medical Center has announced that for the second year in a row it is the recipient of the Healthgrades Surgical Care Excellence Award and is named among the Top 10% of Hospitals in the Nation for Surgical Care according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor. The hospital also received an additional eight Healthgrades clinical achievement awards, spanning across cardiology, orthopedics, gastrointestinal and critical care services. These achievements reflect Lee’s Summit Medical Center’s commitment to consistently delivering the best care possible and places the organization in the upper echelon of hospitals for specialty care nationwide. 

“These awards speak to Lee’s Summit Medical Center’s commitment to our patients and caring for our community,” said Lee’s Summit Medical Center Chief Executive Officer, John McDonald. “We continue to invest in the processes, technology and caregivers vital to ensuring high quality, safe care.” 

Healthgrades evaluates hospitals solely on clinical outcomes: risk-adjusted mortality and complications. By focusing on what matters most – patient outcomes – Healthgrades ratings provide critical feedback for both patients and hospitals. By offering easy access to objective performance measures, Healthgrades gives consumers the information they need to find a hospital that excels in providing the care they need. And, by shining a light on strengths and weaknesses, Healthgrades ratings help direct hospitals to opportunities for clinical improvement.  The 2024 hospital assessment evaluated patient mortality and 
complication rates for 35 common conditions and procedures at approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide to identify the top performers.

“Healthgrades congratulates Lee’s Summit Medical Center for being a national leader and demonstrating a deep commitment to providing high quality care to all patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “As health systems nationwide endeavor to elevate their quality of care, these elite facilities provide a roadmap for success. We commend Lee’s Summit Medical Center for its dedication to excellence in patient care.”

Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of how we rate and why hospital quality matters here.