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Published on September 23, 2019

North Kansas City Hospital Recognized for Top-Performing Heart Attack Treatment

Chest Pain - MI Registry Platinum

Learn more at ACC.org/ChestPainMIRegistry

North Kansas City Hospital received the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry® Chest Pain - MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award. NKCH is one of just 225 hospitals recognized nationwide. Formerly known as the NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, 2019 marks the 7th consecutive year NKCH received this prestigious honor. Prior to this, NKCH earned Gold (2011), previously the highest level of recognition, and Silver (2010) awards.

To earn this award, NKCH demonstrated commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. NKCH also sustained achievement in the Chest Pain - MI Registry for eight consecutive quarters and performed at the top level of standards for specific performance measures. Full participation in the registry engages hospitals in a robust quality improvement process using data to drive improvements in adherence to guideline recommendations and overall quality of care provided to heart attack patients.


“Delivering exceptional cardiac care remains a top priority,” said James Stewart, MD, chief medical officer at NKCH. “We’ve continued to charge staff with the responsibility of meeting industry demands for excellence. This award illustrates how they rise to the challenge.”


NKCH remains at the forefront of cardiology. With an emphasis on preventive care, NKCH treats patients using a wide range of advanced diagnostic tests and technologies.

About North Kansas City Hospital and Meritas Health

For more than half a century, North Kansas City Hospital has been the Northland’s preferred healthcare provider. 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.

In 2018, NKCH earned Magnet® designation, the highest achievement for nursing excellence. The hospital’s oncology partnership with The University of Kansas Cancer Center provides our patients access to clinical trials only available at the nation’s leading cancer centers.

Through its Meritas Health subsidiary, NKCH offers the largest network of provider practices in the Northland, with more than 140 primary and specialty care physicians in 30 convenient locations, including express care clinics in the Liberty, Gladstone and 64th Street Hy-Vee stores.

NKCH also operates Wellness Corners located in the North Kansas City YMCA, the Gladstone Community Center and Zona Rosa shopping center. The Wellness Corners offer free blood pressure checks; the opportunity to talk with a nurse; programming on obesity, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease; health fairs and basic screenings; and wellness events.

The hospital’s mission, vision and values reflect a strong commitment to the health and well-being of the Northland community and beyond. Each year, NKCH sponsors approximately 60 charitable and community organizations and serves more than 24,000 people through its dynamic Community Health & Wellness programs.

Explore North Kansas City Hospital’s full range of services at nkch.org, and discover all the services Meritas Health offers at MeritasHealth.com.

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