From a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, to award-winning cardiovascular and orthopedic programs, to home health and hospice, North Kansas City Hospital provides a lifetime of care. Our accreditations demonstrate our commitment to providing quality healthcare.

The Joint Commission

Joint CommissionThe Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States, ranks North Kansas City Hospital among the best in the nation. Being an accredited hospital helps organize and strengthen patient safety efforts, a primary goal at North Kansas City Hospital. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Magnet Designation

Magnet LogoNorth Kansas City Hospital is a Magnet® designated hospital. The recognition, granted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, is the highest achievement a hospital can receive for nursing excellence. NKCH is one of only three Magnet hospitals in Kansas City, and one of seven in Missouri.

Bariatric Center

Accredited Bariatric Surgery Center logoNorth Kansas City Hospital's Bariatric Surgery Center received national re-accreditation through 2021 as a Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The nationally accredited program meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care in the Northland.

Cancer Treatment Program

North Kansas City Hospital's cancer program is nationally recognized and accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. At a CoC accredited facility, patients receive access to quality care, comprehensive state-of-the-art services and equipment, a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment options, access to cancer clinical trials, education and support, lifelong patient follow-up, and ongoing monitoring and improvement of care.
To receive and maintain CoC accreditation, facilities undergo a rigorous evaluation and performance review process that includes an on-site review every three years.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

North Kansas City Hospital's cardiac rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. We earned this national accreditation by meeting the standards published in the Guidelines for Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Chest Pain Center

American College of Cardiology Chest Pain Accreditation

The American College of Cardiology recognized NKCH for demonstrating expertise and commitment to treating patients with chest pain. The hospital received a new Chest Pain Accreditation with Primary PCI based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who are experiencing a heart attack.

Hospitals that earned ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation have proven exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms and have primary PCI (coronary angioplasty) available all the time.

Heart Failure Accreditation

Heart Failure Accreditation LogoNorth Kansas City Hospital's heart failure program is nationally recognized and accredited by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, meaning its services and the facility meet national standards for patient care. It is the only program in a four-state area to achieve this designation.


North Kansas City Hospital's laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists' (CAP) Laboratory Accreditation Program, an internationally recognized program approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS).

Nuclear Cardiology Accreditation

Nuclear Cardiology AccreditationNorth Kansas City Hospital received Nuclear Cardiology accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. The accreditation process involved a thorough review of all aspects of the hospital's nuclear medicine program, including physicians, staff, equipment and level of patient care.

PET Accreditation


IAC North Kansas City Hospital received Positron Emission Tomography (PET) accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. The accreditation process involved a thorough review of all aspects of the hospital's nuclear medicine program, including physicians, staff, equipment and level of patient care.

STEMI Center - Level 1

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ Time Critical Diagnosis Unit designated North Kansas City Hospital as a Level I STEMI center. STEMI is a common name for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), a serious heart attack caused by a blockage in one of the heart’s main arteries. NKCH is the only hospital in the Northland, and only one of three hospitals in the metro, to achieve the elite Level I designation, the highest level awarded.

Wound Healing Center

North Kansas City Hospital's Wound Healing Center is one of only five facilities in Missouri with accreditation by Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc., the recognized authority in the field of hyperbaric medicine.