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Published on April 11, 2016

North Kansas City Hospital Earns Top Rankings in Quality Performance Review

North Kansas City Hospital earned top rankings in several categories evaluated by CareChex®, a division of Comparion®, one of the nation's largest healthcare information services companies. The following highlights the national and regional awards the hospital received.

Top 10% Nationwide – Patient Safety

  • Cardiac Care
  • General surgery
  • Interventional coronary care 

Top 10% Nationwide – Medical Excellence

  • Cardiac care
  • Hip fracture repair
  • Interventional coronary care
  • Pneumonia care
  • Pulmonary care

No. 1 in Missouri and Kansas City Market - Patient Safety

  • Cardiac care

No. 1 in Missouri and Kansas City Market - Medical Excellence

  • Cardiac care
  • Pneumonia care
  • Pulmonary care

No. 1 in Missouri – Medical Excellence

  • Hip fracture repair
  • Interventional coronary care

“North Kansas City Hospital is committed to maintaining high standards of quality care. This independent quality evaluation demonstrates we are succeeding,” said Judy Springer, vice president, quality/case management at North Kansas City Hospital. “Providing high quality of care is only possible with our outstanding physicians, healthcare professionals, staff and volunteers.”

To calculate its rankings, CareCheck measures several quality indicators, including patient safety, inpatient quality, mortality rates, complication rates and patient satisfaction rates to determine how well a hospital is performing in various categories. It then makes comparisons between hospitals.

About North Kansas City Hospital and Meritas Health

For more than half a century, North Kansas City Hospital has been the Northland’s preferred healthcare provider. The hospital serves the community with 451 licensed beds, more than 3,000 employees, and 520 physicians representing 46 medical specialties. From a Level III neonatal intensive care unit to home health and hospice services, NKCH provides a lifetime of care.

NKCH offers award-winning cardiovascular and orthopedic programs and advanced cancer treatment options, including world-class care through a partnership with the region’s only National Cancer Institute-designated program.

Through its Meritas Health subsidiary, North Kansas City Hospital offers the largest network of physician practices in the Northland, with 135 physicians and advanced practitioners in 30 convenient locations, including express care clinics in the Liberty and Gladstone Hy-Vee stores. 

The hospital’s mission, vision and values reflect a strong commitment to the health and well-being of the Northland community and beyond. Last year, NKCH sponsored 60 charitable and community organizations and served more than 24,000 people through its dynamic Community Health & Wellness programs. And, it recently became the first hospital in Kansas City to offer a zero-percent financing option to help patients manage their medical expenses.  

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