MERRIAM, Kan. – Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) has been awarded UnitedHealth Premium® Designations for Cardiac Services, as well as its Total Joint Replacement and Surgical Spine specialty centers.
In order to achieve these designations, SMMC met extensive quality and outcome criteria based on nationally recognized medical standards and expert advice. This included measurements of breadth and depth of care, staff experience, emergency care, quality and outcomes.
“Shawnee Mission Medical Center is proud to be recognized with three UnitedHealth Premium designations, acknowledging that we’re a hospital patients can choose with confidence,” said President & CEO Ken Bacon. “It is our privilege to provide quality care to our community. We are grateful for our physicians, nurses and other medical experts who are committed to the safe delivery of excellent care.”
UnitedHealthcare® developed the UnitedHealth Premium specialty center program to give its members information and access to hospitals meeting rigorous quality criteria. The program is designed to help potential patients make more informed choices in selecting facilities that are designated for providing quality and cost efficient care. These designations inform consumers that SMMC meets or exceeds the nationally recognized standards of care.
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.