October 29, 2022

HCA Midwest Health — Kansas City’s largest healthcare provider with seven hospitals and dozens of outpatient centers, clinics, physician practices, surgery centers and an array of other facilities and services to meet area residents’ healthcare needs across the region — today announced that Lee’s Summit Medical Center has been recognized as a “Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery” with a 2023 Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients.

Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards™ recognize the top 10% of hospitals across the country in 17 specialty care areas. Among those in the top 10%, the very best hospitals are named among the top 100 in the country. Lee’s Summit Medical Center received the following Healthgrades award:

One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery™ in 2023

“HCA Midwest Health is honored to have Lee’s Summit Medical Center recognized with the Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Award,” says HCA Midwest Health President Keith Zimmerman. “These awards speak to our organization’s commitment to high-quality specialty care and our dedication to strong physician partnerships to achieve results that matter to consumers. We are proud our investments in our caregivers, processes, technology and training make a difference in healthcare, and we will continue making clinical quality a priority and delivering outstanding care.”

“Earning this Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Award™ is an outstanding achievement by our Lee’s Summit Medical Center family, demonstrating a commitment to deliver high-quality healthcare to our patients,” says Lee’s Summit Medical Center CEO John McDonald, FACHE. “We are proud to serve the community with healthcare they can trust and depend on.”

Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals for specialty care. This year’s analysis revealed significant variation in patient outcomes between hospitals with a 2023 Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Award and hospitals that did not receive the award.

“We commend Lee’s Summit Medical Center for its ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care to patients being treated for/undergoing the recognized service lines,” says Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Consumers can feel confident that recipients of the 2023 Excellence Award have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes.”

In addition to Lee’s Summit Medical Center’s accolade, several HCA Midwest Health facilities earned quality awards, including the only two hospitals in the Kansas City region to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Surgical Care™ Awards. Other HCA Midwest Health hospitals were also recognized for clinical excellence in cardiac, stroke care, gastrointestinal surgery, joint replacement, orthopedic surgery, coronary intervention, spine surgery, pulmonary care, vascular surgery, and critical care service lines. More information on those Healthgrades awards can be found at hcamidwest.com.

Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2019 through 2021. View the complete 2023 Specialty Excellence Awards and Ratings Methodology at healthgrades.com.