Merriam, Kan. – Becker’s Hospital Review has named Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) to its 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 to earn this recognition.
“The Shawnee Mission Heart & Vascular Center continues to strive for and exceed national standards of excellence for heart care,” said Vickie Franck, Executive Director of Shawnee Mission Heart and Vascular Services. “Recognitions like this validate our commitment to saving the lives and improving outcomes of our cardiac patients.”
The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team selected SMMC based on the hospital’s recognition for quality of care and clinical awards in cardiovascular care, as well as its interdisciplinary approach to heart care.
SMMC is home to the area’s first Accredited Chest Pain Center, which recently received full accreditation with PCI from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). SMMC also received Mission: Lifeline accreditation as a Heart Attack Receiving Facility by the SCPC and the American Heart Association (AHA). In addition, the Shawnee Mission Heart & Vascular Center was recognized as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care and deemed a Platinum award winner for heart attack care by the AHA.
About Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) is a 504-bed facility with nearly 20,000 inpatient admissions and more than 200,000 outpatient admissions annually. SMMC has the busiest emergency department in Johnson County, the area's first accredited Chest Pain Emergency Center, a nationally recognized Center for Women's Health and delivers more babies each year than any other hospital in the metropolitan area. SMMC employs more than 2,900 local residents and supports an exceptional staff of 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties, the largest medical staff in Kansas City. Visit us on the Web at ShawneeMission.org.
About Becker's Hospital Review
Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Our content is geared toward high level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable content, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision makers. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute-care hospital CEOs and CFOs.