Published on July 09, 2015

Hospital Receives 2015 Most Wired Award

Most Wired 2015The American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) presented North Kansas City Hospital with the 2015 Most Wired Hospital award. This year’s award focuses on national recognition for health data security and patient engagement.

“North Kansas City Hospital is honored to be selected as a Most Wired Hospital,” said Paul Foelsch, vice president and chief information officer at North Kansas City Hospital. “By leveraging our electronic medical records and connectivity capabilities, we are able to provide relevant information and process efficiencies for the care of our patients.”

Hospitals and health systems are identified through the 17th annual HealthCare’s Most Wired survey based on how information technology is improving healthcare in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety and clinical integration.

North Kansas City Hospital is one of 13 hospitals in Missouri recognized for its broad level of information technology that enhances quality care, improves patient safety and promotes better care coordination.

About North Kansas City Hospital

For more than half a century, North Kansas City Hospital has been the Northland’s preferred healthcare provider. Named a 2014-2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Hospital, NKCH is an acute-care facility with 451 licensed beds and 550 physicians representing 49 medical specialties. From a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, to award-winning cardiovascular and orthopedic programs, to home health and hospice, NKCH provides a lifetime of care. NKCH offers advanced treatment options, including world class cancer care through a partnership with the region’s only National Cancer Institute-designated program. The hospital’s mission, vision and values reflect a strong commitment to the health and well-being of the Northland community and beyond. Last year, NKCH sponsored 50 charitable and community organizations and served more than 17,000 people through its dynamic Community Health & Wellness programs.