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Sept. 13, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Kan. A national association that assesses hospital quality and safety has ranked the University of Kansas Hospital as one of the nation’s top academic medical centers.
The University HealthSystem Consortium announced its annual rankings early Thursday evening.
Of the 101 member institutions that took part in the analysis, the KU Hospital came in third.
The top 10 hospitals:
1) University of Colorado Hospital
2) Emory University Hospital (Georgia)
3) University of Kansas Hospital
4) University of Utah Health Care
5) Beaumont Health System (Michigan)
6) Emory University Hospital Midtown (Georgia)
7) Mayo Clinic (Minnesota)
8) New York University Medical Center
9) The University of Arizona Medical Center
10) Denver Health (Colorado)
The KU Hospital was ranked second last year.
The announcement Thursday marked the fourth time in six years that the hospital has finished in the top five.
“It is the commitment to our patients by physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals which produces such constant outstanding results,” Bob Page, KU Hospital’s president and chief executive, said in a prepared statement. “It is one thing to be ranked among the best in the country; it is even more remarkable to stay at such a high level.”
The rankings are based on assessments of six domains of care: mortality, effectiveness, safety, equity, patient centeredness and efficiency.
“Remarkably, many of our scores are better than they were last year, which means the bar continues to rise in this country to be listed among the best in healthcare,” said Tammy Peterman, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer at KU Hosptial. “To maintain a high ranking for patient outcomes among academic hospitals takes professional dedication by our physicians and staff and a commitment to those professionals by the hospital.”
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