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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
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.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center®
July 2013
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) has recognized Shawnee Mission Medical Center with a Blue Distinction Center® designation for delivering quality cardiac care, as part of the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program.  Blue Distinction Centers are hospitals shown to deliver quality specialty care based on objective, transparent measures for patient safety and health outcomes that were developed with input from the medical community. 

Becker’s Hospital Review 
January 2014
Becker’s Hospital Review named SMMC to its 2013 list of “100 Hospitals with Great Heart
Programs” for demonstrating excellent clinical outcomes, cardiac risk-reduction programs and an innovative approach to cardiac care. SMMC was the only hospital in Johnson County,
Kan., to earn this recognition.

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 a 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. 

High 5 Designation for Mom & Baby Designation
November 2014
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.  

The Joint Commission – Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®

SMMC was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. SMMC was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. 

The Joint Commission – Gold Seal of Approval™ 
February 2014 – Primary Stroke Center 
March 2014 - Inpatient Diabetes Care

Shawnee Mission Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its inpatient diabetes care program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes SMMC’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. 

Leapfrog Group

SMMC earned an A grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national leader and advocate in hospital transparency. Each year, The Leapfrog Group assigns hospitals a Hospital Safety Score, available to consumers at This score represents a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

Most Wired Hospitals
July 2013
July 2014

For the second year in a row, Adventist Health System, which is comprised of 45 hospital campuses including Shawnee Mission Health, has made Hospitals & Health Networks list of Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems, which is based on the publication’s Health Care’s Most Wired Survey.

Optum – Bariatric Centers of Excellence 
Shawnee Mission Health (SMH) has been designated a member of the OptumTM Centers of Excellence network in the area of bariatric surgery for 2014. As a member of the Centers of Excellence network, the Bariatric Surgery Program at SMH is recognized for having met or exceeded rigorous performance standards and quality guidelines.

Optum – Behavioral Health Platinum Designation 
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.
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