"Best Regional Hospital" by U.S. News & World Report
North Kansas City Hospital earned the designation as one of the "Best Regional Hospitals" in the metro area from the annual "Best Hospitals" ranking by U.S. News & World Report. North Kansas City Hospital is also recognized for high performance in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Orthopedics, Nephrology and Pulmonology.
Awards are based on competency in handling some of the most difficult medical cases and demonstrating exceptionally high-performance in various medical specialties. This year’s "Best Hospitals" list showcases only 13 percent of the nation’s approximately 4,800 hospitals. "Thank you to the NKCH staff for your dedication. It’s rewarding to have your hard work and commitment to excellence recognized," says Peggy Schmitt, president and CEO. Rankings were published by U.S. News & World Report and highlights of the 2014-15 rankings will appear in their "Best Hospitals 2014 Guidebook," available in August 2014.
About North Kansas City Hospital: For more than half a century, North Kansas City Hospital has been at the forefront of providing medical care in the Northland. The hospital is an acute-care facility with 451 licensed beds and specialties in cardiac care, cancer care, women’s health, orthopedics, emergency services and minimally invasive surgery. It provides a full continuum of care from the highest level of neonatal intensive care to award-winning cardiovascular and orthopedic programs to home health and hospice. The medical staff includes more than 550 physicians representing 49 medical specialties.
North Kansas City Hospital is the first hospital in Missouri and one of only a few hospitals in the country to receive the Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack Receiving Center accreditation from the American Heart Association. In addition, the hospital is a major trauma center for emergency care, is rated as one of the busiest adult/pediatric emergency departments in Kansas City, and is an accredited facility for Cycle III Accreditation with PCI designation through the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.