North Kansas City Hospital's Awards and Accreditations

North Kansas City Hospital has received a number of accolades and accreditations for excellence in healthcare, our comprehensive services and our state-of-the-art facility. As a leader in high technology and exceptional care, we’re proud to be one of the first hospitals in the country to implement a cardiac hospice program, PACS (a fully integrated filmless radiology system) and a pharmacy “robot,” which stores, retrieves and dispenses medication.

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.

HomeCare Elite

HomeCare EliteOur Home Health Department was named to the Top 500 of the 2017 HomeCare Elite. This the second time the hospital was recognized as a top-performing home health agency in the U.S. NKCH is the only home health agency in the Kansas City metro with this honor.

Cardiac Care

The hospital received recognition from the American College of Cardiology Foundation's 2017 ACTION Registry – Get With the Guidelines (GWTG) Platinum Performance Achievement Award. We also have the only Heart Failure program in a four-state area to achieve accreditation at this level, as well as being recognized by ACC as an accredited Chest Pain Center.

The Joint Commission

Joint CommissionNorth Kansas City Hospital ranks among the best in the nation, according to The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission officials remarked, “North Kansas City Hospital is an excellent hospital. A warm and friendly place full of employees deeply dedicated to quality care.” We've also been recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and perinatal care.

Our Accreditations

North Kansas City Hospital has several accredited programs. Our cancer program is nationally recognized and accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (COC). Patients who receive treatment through this program are ensured access to quality care close to home. They also receive information about cancer clinical trials, education and support, lifelong patient follow-up and ongoing improvement of care.

The Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation program is nationally accredited and certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. North Kansas City Hospital has been recognized by the American Heart Association’s awarding us the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation. Our Chest Pain Center consistently exceeds the national and state averages for quick response in getting heart attack patients to treatment.

North Kansas City Hospital's Wound Healing Center is one of only 14 facilities in the country with accreditation by the Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc., the recognized authority in the field of hyperbaric medicine. The hospital’s laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

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Our employees take pride in our award-winning services and state-of-the-art facility. Because of their hard work and collaboration, we have been recognized by the medical community year after year.

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