MERRIAM, Kan. – Aetna has determined that Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) and Shawnee Mission Prairie Star Surgery Center have met the requirements for designation as Institutes of Quality Bariatric Surgery Facilities. Hospitals receiving this designation must meet specific criteria for clinical performance and overall value of the facility. SMMC and the Prairie Star Surgery Center will now be listed on DocFind®, Aetna’s online provider directory.
Aetna is a national health insurance and related benefits provider. Reviews of designations are performed by Aetna every two years.
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.