Lee’s Summit Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider—today announced that it has achieved 5-stars for its performance in vascular-carotid surgery care from Healthgrades. This achievement is part of new findings and data released by Healthgrades and is featured in the Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*
The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2013-2015, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average 223,412 lives could potentially have been saved and 162,215 complications could potentially have been avoided. ** A 5-star rating indicates that Lee’s Summit Medical Center’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.
"We continually strive to provide best-in-class quality and clinical excellence for our patients."
“It is an absolute honor to receive these accolades from Healthgrades and to be recognized among the top hospitals in the nation for vascular care, and specifically carotid surgery,” says Lee’s Summit Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Matt Sogard, FACHE. “We continually strive to provide best-in-class quality and clinical excellence for our patients. I am extremely proud of our outstanding team of clinicians and staff deeply committed to delivering high-quality care to residents of the Lee’s Summit area, day in and day out. It is a privilege for us to serve the community.”
“Hospitals that have achieved Healthgrades 5-stars in carotid surgery have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional quality care for their patients,” says Healthgrades Chief Strategy Officer Evan Marks. “In an environment where consumers have more choices about where to receive their care, a hospital’s commitment to achieving a superior degree of quality for their patients is more important than ever.”