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Shawnee Mission Health Recent Achievements

At Shawnee Mission Health (SMH), we take great pride in caring for our patients in mind, body and spirit from some of the area’s most compassionate doctors and nurses. We are honored that we have received recognition from outstanding organizations which help ensure our patients in knowing they can trust the quality of care that they receive is exceptional on all levels.

American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry-GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement
Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2014. The award recognizes SMMC’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that SMMC has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

Baby-Friendly Hospital Designation
Shawnee Mission Health has been selected to participate in the EMPower Initiative, a program that helps hospitals improve maternity care practices and work toward achieving the Baby-Friendly USA© designation. The initiative supports and encourages breastfeeding and early childhood bonding through the education of nurses, physicians and new mothers.

Becker’s Hospital Review
Adventist Health System (AHS), which includes Shawnee Mission Health (SMH), has been recognized for being a great place to work in health care by Becker’s Hospital Review. The health care organizations on the list were selected by the Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team based on workforce-centric awards received, benefits, wellness initiatives, and efforts to improve professional development, diversity and inclusion, work-life balance and a sense of community and unity among employees. 

Blue Distinction Awards 
Shawnee Mission Health has been recognized as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care and a Blue Distinction+ Center for Bariatric Surgery, Knee & Hip Replacement, Maternity Care and Spine Surgery. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities shown to deliver patient safety and effective health outcomes, based on objective measures developed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies with input from the medical community.

Center of Distinction Award 
Shawnee Mission Health (SMH) received the Center of Distinction Award by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. This award honors both SMH Wound Care Centers, located at Shawnee Mission Medical Center and SMH-Prairie Star, for fast recovery and high patient satisfaction rates.

Five-Star Quality Rating
Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) once again earned five stars from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ new Hospital Compare website, the highest possible rating. For the second time in a row, SMMC is the only hospital in the Kansas City metropolitan area to be awarded five stars. Only 112 of the 3,693 U.S. hospitals surveyed achieved the full five-star rating. 

Gallup - Great Workplace Award
Adventist Health System, which includes Shawnee Mission Health, is honored to receive the 2016 Gallup Great Workplace Award for the sixth consecutive year. The award recognizes organizations for their ability to create an engaged workplace culture dedicated to leadership, accountability, communication and ongoing growth to drive business outcomes.

Get With the Guidelines®–Heart Failure Silver Quality Achievement Award
Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Silver Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association (AHA)/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure. SMMC earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the patient, proper use of medications and aggressive risk-reduction therapies. These would include ACE inhibitors/ARBs, beta blockers, diuretics, anticoagulants and other appropriate therapies. Before patients are discharged, they also receive education on managing their heart failure and overall health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.

Leapfrog Group
Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) earned an A grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national advocate for hospital transparency. Each year, The Leapfrog Group assigns hospitals a Hospital Safety Score, which represents a hospital’s overall performance in protecting patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. This is the sixth consecutive year that SMMC has earned the top grade for excellence in patient safety.

Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Receiving Center Award
The Mission: Lifeline Gold-Plus Award honors Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) for implementation of specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association (AHA) in caring for patients suffering a severe heart attack called a STEMI. The award signifies that SMMC reached an achievement score of 75 percent or greater for treating STEMI transfer patients within 120 minutes. SMMC was also required to meet specific criteria in quickly and appropriately treating STEMI patients by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed. 

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that all seven Shawnee Mission Primary Care Practices and the Shawnee Mission Geriatric Center have received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for fostering a team that provides centralized, comprehensive, and coordinated primary care. To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, all practice locations demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. NCQA standards align with the joint principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association. 

OCS HomeCare – Top 500 of the HomeCare Elite™
Shawnee Mission Home Health Care has been named to the Top 500 of the 2015 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its ninth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and highlights the top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice (process measure) implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS®), quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least one outcome in Home Health Compare. Out of 9,718 agencies considered, 2,431 are elite.

Own the Bone Award
Shawnee Mission Health has received an Own the Bone Star Performer designation. This achievement is reserved only for institutions that perform the highest level of fragility fracture and bone health care. Own the Bone Star Performers like SMH must achieve a 75 percent compliance rate with at least five of the 10 Own the Bone prevention measures, including: educating patients on the importance of Calcium and Vitamin D, physical activity, fall prevention, limiting alcohol intake and smoking cessation; recommending and initiating bone mineral density testing; discussing pharmacotherapy and treatment (when applicable); and providing written communication to the patient and their physician regarding specific risk factors and treatment recommendations.  

UnitedHealthcare - PATH Excellence in Patient Service Award
Part of Shawnee Mission Health (SMH), Shawnee Mission Physicians Group (SMPG) consists of a network of physician practices conveniently located throughout Johnson County and the Kansas City metropolitan area. The PATH program was developed by UnitedHealthcare to help improve outcomes for its Medicare Advantage members by encouraging greater use of preventive health care services. The PATH Excellence in Service Award is based on clinical results that measure how successfully practices have closed gaps in patient care. 

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