North Kansas City Hospital's Awards and Accreditations
North Kansas City Hospital has received a number of accolades and accreditations for excellence in healthcare, our comprehensive services and our state-of-the-art facility. As a leader in high technology and exceptional care, we’re proud to be one of the first hospitals in the country to implement a cardiac hospice program, PACS (a fully integrated filmless radiology system) and a pharmacy “robot,” which stores, retrieves and dispenses medication.
In 2012, our Home Health Department was recognized as a Home Care Elite Agency for the third time in the last four years. The Hospital also received this award in 2009 and 2011. The HomeCare Elite™ is the definitive compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home healthcare providers in the U.S. This review recognizes the top 25 percent of agencies based on an analysis of quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.
The Joint Commission
North Kansas City Hospital ranks among the best in the nation, according to The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission officials remarked, “North Kansas City Hospital is an excellent hospital. A warm and friendly place full of employees deeply dedicated to quality care.”
National Medal of Honor
North Kansas City Hospital earned the National Medal of Honor for the fourth year at the National Learning Congress for achieving a 75 percent or higher organ donation rate among eligible donors during a 12-month reporting period. North Kansas City Hospital is one of the top hospitals in the region for organ donation.
U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Hospital
The Hospital was ranked second on this list. We were also recognized for three high-performing specialties: orthopedics, gastroenterology and pulmonology.
North Kansas City Hospital has several accredited programs. Our cancer program is nationally recognized and accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (COC). Patients who receive treatment through this program are ensured access to quality care close to home. They also receive information about cancer clinical trials, education and support, lifelong patient follow-up and ongoing improvement of care.
The Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation program is nationally accredited and certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. North Kansas City Hospital has been named as one of only 11 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.
The Society of Chest Pain Centers granted North Kansas City Hospital the prestigious Cycle 3 accreditation as an approved Chest Pain Center. Of the 3,000+ chest pain facilities in the United States, only 800 are approved Chest Pain Centers. North Kansas City Hospital is the only area hospital with this honor.
North Kansas City Hospital's Wound Healing Center is one of only 14 facilities in the country with accreditation by the Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc., the recognized authority in the field of hyperbaric medicine. The Hospital’s laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP).
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