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.
Guardian of Excellence Award
We always appreciate what we hear and learn from our patients and families every day. Press Ganey Associates named Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) a 2014 Guardian of Excellence Award winner. Based on patient surveys, this award honors facilities that performed in the top 5 percent for patient experience. We have our patients to thank for recognizing us.
“A” Grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score
SMMC was awarded an "A" grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. These are big steps in our ongoing effort to become Kansas City's top hospital in quality, safety and patient experience.
American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry-GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement
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.
Platinum Designation by Optum
Too often, behavioral and mental health are misunderstood, and patients do not receive the comprehensive care they need. In fall of 2014, SMMC was awarded the Platinum designation by Optum (formerly known as United Behavioral Health) for its remarkable contributions to the greater Kansas City community in behavioral health. The distinction is based on clinical data collected by Optum over the course of an entire year evaluating readmission rates and average length of inpatient stay. SMMC matched or exceeded all other regional facilities in the key data points.
High 5 Designation for Mom & Baby Designation
SMMC is the first hospital in the Kansas City area to earn High 5 for Mom & Baby designation, a state-wide initiative designed to help Kansas hospitals implement maternity care practices that support breastfeeding.
Top Performer on Key Quality Measures
The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, named SMMC a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. This award recognizes excellence in innovative practices designed to provide patients with improved care for heart-related conditions, pneumonia, and pre- and post-surgical care.