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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.

Baby-Friendly Hospital Designation
Shawnee Mission Medical Center has earned the Baby-Friendly Designation from Baby-Friendly USA. The accreditation certifies that a hospital adheres to a set of evidence-based practices shown to support mothers and babies on their breastfeeding journeys.

Leapfrog Group
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 tenth consecutive time that SMMC has earned the top grade for excellence in patient safety.

Top Hospital by IBM Watson Health
IBM Watson Health named SMMC one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals. This study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. based on clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data. The Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals study uses independent and objective research to analyze hospital and health system performance in 11 areas, addressing: inpatient mortality; 30-day mortality rate; complications; core measures; 30-day risk-adjusted readmission rate; severity-adjusted average length of stay; mean emergency room throughput; inpatient expense per discharge; Medicare spend per beneficiary; adjusted operating profit margin; and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems score (patient rating of overall hospital performance). The study has been conducted annually since 1993. This is the fourth time SMMC has been recognized with this honor.

Most Wired Health System
For the fifth consecutive year, Adventist Health System, which includes Shawnee Mission Health, was named a 2017 Most Wired health system based on the results of HealthCare’s Most Wired survey, released by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum. HealthCare’s Most Wired survey examines how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based health care in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management; quality and safety; and clinical integration. 

Gallup - Great Workplace Award
AHS, which includes SMH, is honored to receive the 2017 Gallup Great Workplace Award for the seventh 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.

SMH was named a finalist for the 2017 QUEST Award for high-value health care by Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, for providing outstanding patient care. Only 21 hospitals received finalist recognition for achieving top performance in multiple categories. To earn finalist status, hospitals were recognized in five of the six areas measured in Premier’s QUEST collaborative, which includes: cost and efficiency, evidence-based care, mortality, safety, patient and family engagement, and appropriate hospital use.

Becker's Hospital Review
AHS, which includes SMH, has been recognized for being a great place to work in health care by Becker’s Hospital Review. Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team selected the health care organizations on the list 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. 

Aetna Institute of Quality Bariatric Surgery Facility
SMH’s Bariatric Surgery Program was recognized by Aetna as an Aetna Institute of Quality Bariatric Surgery Facility by making informed decisions in treating individuals living with morbid or extreme obesity. SMH was selected for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care.

Own the Bone Award
SMH received the 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.  

Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care - Reaccreditation for Chest Pain with PCI
Since 2004, the Chest Pain Center at SMMC has earned Reaccreditation for Chest Pain with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI, commonly known as angioplasty) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). An Accredited Chest Pain Center’s evidence-based, protocol-driven and systematic approach to cardiac patient care allows clinicians to reduce time by providing treatment during the early stages of a heart attack. Accredited Chest Pain Centers better monitor patients when it is not clear whether or not a patient is having a coronary event. Such monitoring ensures patients are neither sent home too early nor needlessly admitted.

The Joint Commission – Gold Seal of Approval
2016 - Inpatient Diabetes
2016 - Primary Stroke Center
2017 - Total Knee 
2017 - Total Hip
2017 - Bariatric Surgery
SMMC has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification awards recognize SMMC’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

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