Hospital Receives Most Wired Award
North Kansas City Hospital has been recognized nationally as Most Improved in the 2013 Most Wired Survey published by Hospitals & Networks magazine. This annual survey shows U.S. hospitals have made big strides in laying the foundation for robust clinical information systems. Most Improved award recognizes the top 25 organizations that improved the most from the previous year in clinical and administrative use of IT.
The nation’s Most Wired hospitals are leveraging the adoption and use of health information technology (IT) to improve performance in a number of areas. As an industry, hospitals are focused on expanding and adopting IT that protects patient data and optimizes patient flow and communications.
“This award is the culmination of all of the various and diverse IT functions working together. IT has made real strides to function as a team and this award is indicative of that effort and sweet reward for everyone involved,” says Art Fisk, CIO.
About North Kansas City Hospital: For over 55 years, 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 with specialties in cardiac care, cancer care, women’s health, orthopedics, emergency services and minimally invasive surgery. They provide 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 over 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 an accredited Level III Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, a major trauma center for emergency care and rated as one of the busiest adult/pediatric emergency departments in Kansas City. For more information, contact North Kansas City Hospital at 2800 Clay Edwards Dr., North Kansas City, MO 64116, on the web at nkch.org, at 816-691-2000 or follow the Hospital on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.