October 25, 2022
Overland Park, KS — HCA Midwest Health — Kansas City’s largest healthcare provider with seven hospitals and dozens of outpatient centers, clinics, physician practices, surgery centers and an array of other facilities and services to meet area residents’ healthcare needs across the region — today announced that Centerpoint Medical Center and Menorah Medical Center have been recognized as Top 50 Best Hospitals in the Country for Surgical Care 2023 Healthgrades Excellence Awards™. Healthgrades is the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients.
Centerpoint Medical Center and Menorah Medical Center are the only hospitals in the Kansas City Region to earn the honor, and Menorah is the only hospital so recognized in the state of Kansas.
Additionally, Lee’s Summit Medical Center was recognized with Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery™ in 2023; Overland Park Regional Medical Center received Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ in 2023 and Research Medical Center was named one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ in 2023.
Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards recognize the top 10% of hospitals across the country in 17 specialty care areas. Among those in the top 10%, the very best hospitals are named among the top 100 in the country. These achievements reflect HCA Midwest Health’s outstanding clinical outcomes and distinguish the hospital recipients among the nation’s leading hospitals for surgical care, cardiac, stroke care, gastrointestinal surgery, joint replacement, orthopedic surgery, coronary intervention, spine surgery, pulmonary care, vascular surgery, and critical care service lines.
“Out of nearly 4,500 hospitals evaluated for specialty care excellence nationwide, HCA Midwest Health is honored to have two hospitals recognized in the top 50 for surgical care right here in Kansas City, and three hospitals recognized as top 100 in the country for multiple service lines,” says HCA Midwest Health President Keith Zimmerman. “These awards speak to our organization’s commitment to high-quality specialty care and our dedication to strong physician partnerships to achieve results that matter to consumers. We are proud our investments in our caregivers, processes, technology and training make a difference in healthcare, and we will continue making clinical quality a priority and delivering outstanding care.
In addition to being named among America’s 50 best hospitals for surgical care, Menorah Medical Center was also named one of America’s best hospitals for joint replacement and orthopedic surgery. Centerpoint Medical Center added several additional accolades, including top 100 hospital recognition for orthopedic, spine and vascular surgery, as well as critical care and pulmonary care.
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 for specialty care. This year’s analysis revealed significant variation in patient outcomes between hospitals with a 2023 Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Award and hospitals that did not receive the award.
“We commend HCA Midwest Health for its ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care to patients being treated for/undergoing the recognized service lines,” says Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Consumers can feel confident that recipients of the 2023 Excellence Award in the service lines of surgical care, cardiac, stroke care, gastrointestinal surgery, joint replacement, orthopedic surgery, coronary intervention, spine surgery, pulmonary care, vascular surgery, and critical care have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes.”
Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2019 through 2021. View the complete 2023 Specialty Excellence Awards and Ratings Methodology.