Published on July 31, 2013

Hospital Named a Best Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

BestNorth Kansas City Hospital is honored to be listed as one of the Best Hospitals in the metro area in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings. The hospital also ranked in the Top 10 for meeting standards of strong performance compared with other hospitals in Missouri. Awards are based on competency in handling some of the most difficult medical cases and demonstrating an exceptionally high-performance in various medical specialties. North Kansas City Hospital is also recognized for high performance in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery and Orthopedics.

This year’s Best Hospitals list showcases only 15 percent of the nation’s approximately 4,800 hospitals. “We are honored to be counted among this elite group of hospitals nationwide who are demonstrating the ability to successfully care for some of the most serious medical conditions,” says Peggy Schmitt, president and CEO of North Kansas City Hospital.

Rankings were published by U.S. News & World Report in collaboration with the research firm RTI International. Highlights of the 2013-14 rankings will appear in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2013 Guidebook, available in August.


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, at 816-691-2000 and follow the Hospital on Facebook, Twitter,  YouTube and Pinterest.