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Published on January 09, 2018

Honors and Awards

National organizations recently recognized two North Kansas City Hospital programs and some of its physicians.

NKCH Physicians Selected as Top Docs

Ian Rosbrugh, MD is a Top DocIan M. Rosbrugh, MD, FACOG, Meritas Health
Pavilion for Women, is among those featured
as a Top Doctor.

Twenty NKCH physicians were recognized as Top Doctors in 435 Magazine’s January issue.

They are among 448 winners selected through a peer-based nomination process conducted by Castle Connolly.

Physicians nominated other physicians whom they felt were outstanding in their medical specialties.

Drisko, Fee & Parkins
C. Craig Satterlee, MD
Robert M. Drisko II, MD (retired)
Alexandra J. Strong, MD

Mid America Heart & Lung Surgeons
Keith B. Allen, MD

Hellman & Rosen Endocrine Associates
Howard M. Rosen, MD

Midwest Aortic & Vascular Institute
Scott W. Kujath, MD, FACS
Karl R. Stark, MD, FACS

Meritas Health Obstetrics & Gynecology
James E. Riojas, MD, FACOG

Midwest Hemorrhoid Treatment Center
Allen B. Jetmore, MD

Meritas Health Pavilion for Women
Sarah E. Newman, MD, FACOG
Ian M. Rosbrugh, MD, FACOG

Midwest Reproductive Center
Dan L. Gehlbach, MD

Meritas Health Pediatrics
Christine D. Green, MD, FAAP
Eve M. Krahn, MD

Northland Eye Specialists
Susan M. Carney, MD
Kathryn A. Hembree, MD

Meritas Health Richmond
Daniel S. Paul, MD, FCCP

Somers Eye Center
Michael E. Somers, MD

Meritas Health Surgery & Trauma
Patrick E. McGregor, MD, FACS
Thomas M. Reardon, MD, FACS

WestGlen GI Consultants
Ervin Y. Eaker Jr., MD

Home Health

HomeCare Elite LogoFor the second year in a row, North Kansas City Hospital was named to the Top 500 of the 2017 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. NKCH is the only home health agency in the Kansas City metro listed among the top 25% of agencies.

HomeCare Elite agencies are determined by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, best practices implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and consistency, and financial health. Out of 9,064 agencies considered, 2,268 were recognized on the 2017 HomeCare Elite winners list.

The ranking was developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company that helps providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare, and was sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of Home Health Line and the Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual.

Pulmonary Rehab

Pulmonary Rehab Award LogoNKCH’s pulmonary rehab program earned a three-year certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. NKCH is the only hospital in the Northland with this certification. AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available.

The NKCH pulmonary rehabilitation team participated in an application process that required extensive documentation of the program’s practices.

AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-reviewed accreditation process that reviews individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other professional societies. The AACVPR Program Certification Committee reviews each program, and the AACVPR Board of Directors awards certification.