University Of Kansas Hospital

86%

Patients that would definitely recommend
16% higher than the national average


University Of Kansas Hospital is a medical facility located in Kansas City, KS. This hospital has been recognized for America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™, America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™, and more.

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Top 1% in the nation for providing the highest clinical quality year over year

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery, coronary interventional procedures, heart attack treatment, heart failure treatment, and heart valve surgery

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ (2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in coronary intervention procedures (angioplasty with stent)

Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in cranial neurosurgery

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

Neurosciences Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in stroke care and neurosurgery

Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

3 ratings were better than expected

  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

10 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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83%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
14% higher than the national average

86%

Would definitely recommend
16% higher than the national average

University Of Kansas Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%83%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%84%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%69%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%90%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%60%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%67%66%

University Of Kansas Hospital

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%69%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%70%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr. Pluenneke has been my specialist in breast cancer treatment from diagnosis through 13-year survival. He is kind, compassionate, smart, honest, direct, and clear. I learned a ton from him and will be forever grateful for his approach, expertise, and concern for me as a "whole" person.

LBA in Kansas City Oct 20 2020

Review for Dr. Pluenneke

Dr Hajj is an incredibly knowledgeable physician & surgeon with a fantastic bedside manner. I highly recommend Dr. Hajj.

Oct 18 2020

Review for Dr. Hajj

Our experience with Dr. Sidorenko was fabulous! She kept our daughter at ease and explained everything. She is someone I would refer all of my friends and family to. JMcCoy

Oct 15 2020

Review for Dr. Sidorenko

Oct 10 2020

Review for Dr. Tsue

Excellent care and service. Very welcoming and comfortable experience. Everyone providing great care and concern for patient. Made what can be uncomfortable feel like simple and quick little retreat, somewhat “spa-like”.

Scott Barnes Oct 09 2020

Review for Dr. Sidorenko

Location

University Of Kansas Hospital

4000 Cambridge St, Kansas City, KS 66160

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