Kansas City, KS (PRWEB) July 20, 2012
It’s been an all-star month for The University of Kansas Hospital. Over the past couple of weeks, the hospital has experienced a number of high-profile, positive experiences including:
“We started out with All-Star Week festivities, bringing the national spotlight to Kansas City; and then we had NCI announcement and we thought, ‘How can it in any way get better than that?’” said Bob Page, president and chief executive officer of The University of Kansas Hospital. “Then we turn around and get 10 specialties ranked in the top 50 in the country, up from six last year, on U.S. News and World Report’s national Best Hospital lists. It has been an amazing week and a half.”
The magazine also named The University of Kansas Hospital as the best adult hospital in the Kansas City metropolitan area and the best adult hospital in Kansas. No other Kansas City-area hospital or Kansas hospital made any of the U.S. News national adult lists. Page said the hospital qualified as one of the best hospitals in the nation based overwhelmingly on quality of care and patient outcomes.
“This is a tribute to the partnership between our physicians, nurses and other health care providers,” he said. “You cannot get these results without all parties united in a single focus on quality patient care.”
U.S. News & World Report 2012 Rankings for The University of Kansas Hospital:
The University of Kansas Hospital is the region's premier academic medical center, providing a full range of care. The hospital is affiliated with the University of Kansas Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions, and their various leading edge research projects. The constantly growing facility contains 620 staffed beds and serves more than 27,000 inpatients annually. The cancer program is part of National Cancer Institute-designated The University of Kansas Cancer Center, based in the region’s largest outpatient cancer facility, the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion, located in Westwood, Kansas. The hospital has received Magnet nursing designation, reflecting the quality of care throughout the hospital, an honor awarded to only 6.6 percent of the hospitals nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.kumed.com.