Centerpoint Medical Center
February 08, 2021

Eastern Jackson County healthcare leader named to Healthgrades 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals.

INDEPENDENCE, MO — (February 9, 2021) — Centerpoint Medical Center — part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare providertoday announced that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places Centerpoint Medical Center in the top five percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed across the U.S. for its superior clinical performance according to Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems.

“This national acknowledgment of Centerpoint Medical Center’s best-in-class quality and clinical excellence for our patients is truly an honor,” says Centerpoint Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Bret Kolman, FACHE. “To receive this recognition during the pandemic is a testament to the extraordinary contributions and dedication of our exceptional team of clinicians and staff who are deeply committed to delivering high-quality and compassionate care to patients. I am grateful to work beside them and it is a privilege for us to serve patients and their families every day, during their greatest time of need.”

"Amidst the coronavirus crisis, it has never been more important to acknowledge the hospitals that remain committed to delivering the highest quality care,” says Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals recognizes organizations across the U.S. for their ongoing pursuit of the highest healthcare standards and exceptional outcomes.”

From 2017 through 2019, patients treated in hospitals achieving the award had, on average, a 27.4 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures for which mortality is the outcome. *

During the same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the Healthgrades America's 250 Best Hospitals Award, 167,235 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for heart failure in hospitals achieving the award have, on average, a 34.7 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. *

Centerpoint Medical Center’s recent quality achievements include:

  • Recipient of Healthgrades 2021 Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™
  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ in 2021
  • One of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery™ in 2021
  • Recipient of Healthgrades 2021 Critical Care Excellence Award™
  • Recipient of Healthgrades Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)
  • Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade ‘A’
  • Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Silver Plus 

Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2021 study period (Medicare Fiscal Years 2017-2019), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures — as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).

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*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.