01 Mar Kansas Medical Center Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals
The prestigious Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® annual awards program has named Kansas Medical Center as one of the highest-performing hospitals in the nation.
“The 2016 100 Top Hospitals award winners represent the highest national standards in hospital care and management. They set the benchmarks for peers around the country to follow,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Truven Health Analytics. “Hospitals in three out of the five report groups actually reduced overall expense year over year, while improving patient outcomes – exactly the results that the entire industry hopes to attain.”
The study shows that if all hospitals in the U.S. performed at the level of this year’s winners:
- More than 104,000 additional lives could be saved.
- Nearly 48,400 additional patients could be complication free.
- $2 billion in inpatient costs could be saved.
- The average patient stay would decrease by half a day.
The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard measuring overall organizational performance across 11 key analytic measures including patient care, operational efficiency, and financial stability. The study has been conducted annually since 1993. This is the first time Kansas Medical Center has been recognized with this honor.
“Our goal has always been to provide the best care possible. We strive to give our patients an experience that is second-to-none as evidenced by our 4 to 1 nurse to patient ratio, all private inpatient rooms, and state-of-the-art technology” Badr Idbeis, M.D., KMC’s CEO stated. “An award like this validates our methods. At the same time it sets a new, high bar we must continue to clear. We welcome the challenge of exceeding our patients’ expectations.”
Founded in 2006 Kansas Medical Center is a full-service 58-bed, general acute-care hospital. Kansas Medical Center offers a full range of services including cardiovascular, orthopedics, gynecology, urology, ENT, general medicine, and a 24/7 emergency room.
To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated close to 3,000 short-term, acute-care, nonfederal hospitals. 100 Top Hospitals researchers use risk-adjusted methodologies to analyze public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the CMS Hospital Compare reports. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.
Visit 100tophospitals.com for more information on this program.