From a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, to award-winning cardiovascular and orthopedic programs, to home health and hospice, North Kansas City Hospital provides a lifetime of care. Our accreditations demonstrate our commitment to providing quality healthcare.
The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States, ranks North Kansas City Hospital among the best in the nation. Being an accredited hospital helps organize and strengthen patient safety efforts, a primary goal at North Kansas City Hospital. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
Cancer Treatment Program
North Kansas City Hospital's cancer program is nationally recognized and accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. At a CoC accredited facility, patients receive access to quality care, comprehensive state-of-the-art services and equipment, a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment options, access to cancer clinical trials, education and support, lifelong patient follow-up, and ongoing monitoring and improvement of care.
To receive and maintain CoC accreditation, facilities undergo a rigorous evaluation and performance review process that includes an on-site review every three years.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
North Kansas City Hospital's cardiac rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. We earned this national accreditation by meeting the standards published in the Guidelines for Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation.
Cycle 4 Chest Pain Center
North Kansas City Hospital's Chest Pain Center received Cycle IV accreditation with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), the highest level of accreditation possible for chest pain treatment. Accreditation demonstrates a continuum of improvement, with each cycle building on the previous one. Cycle IV accreditation included an extensive on-site survey and an in-depth review of the protocols we have for communicating effectively with emergency medical service personnel in the field. North Kansas City Hospital is the only Northland hospital with this accreditation.
Stage 6 Distinction - HIMSS
(2014) The analytics division of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) awarded North Kansas City Hospital Stage 6 distinction for implementing technology solutions that improve patient safety and quality of care. The multi-stage process tracks the progress of hospitals in adopting Electronic Medical Records (EMR). Only 17% of U.S. hospitals have achieved Stage 6.
North Kansas City Hospital’s laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists’ (CAP) Laboratory Accreditation Program, an internationally recognized program approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack Receiving Center
North Kansas City Hospital is one of only 53 hospitals in the country and the only hospital in Missouri to receive the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation. Our Chest Pain Center consistently exceeds the national and state averages for quick response in getting heart attack patients to treatment.
North Kansas City Hospital received Nuclear/PET accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). The accreditation process involved a thorough review of all aspects of the hospital’s nuclear medicine program, including physicians, staff, equipment and level of patient care.
Wound Healing Center
North Kansas City Hospital's Wound Healing Center is one of only five facilities in Missouri with accreditation by Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc., the recognized authority in the field of hyperbaric medicine.