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National Accomplishments
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National Accomplishments

At The University of Kansas Health System, our goal is to create a better healthcare experience for you and your loved ones. Our national awards reflect our commitment to achieving this goal and underscore our dedication to providing nationally ranked care for people of our city, state, region and beyond. Year after year, The University of Kansas Hospital is recognized as one of the best hospitals in the U.S. by some of the most prestigious organizations in the country. The U.S. News & World Report hospital rankings consider innovation, safety, quality care and professionalism. When you choose us for your healthcare needs, you can be confident you're choosing one of the best health systems in the nation.

Our national recognition

  • When you need the most advanced care, you’ll find our hospital is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a healthcare leader.

    Once again, The University of Kansas Hospital was named the best hospital in Kansas City and in Kansas. No other hospital has ever held these honors. We also ranked among the nation's best in 6 specialties, the most of any hospital in the region.

    U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals 2020-21
  • In the most robust study of its kind of American academic hospitals, The University of Kansas Health System ranked 5th among 99 academic hospitals in quality and patient safety outcomes, receiving Vizient's 2018 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award.

    The award recognizes high performance in the areas of safety, timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency, equity and patient-centeredness. Vizient rankings are widely considered the most comprehensive in healthcare because they are based entirely on objective data related to patient outcomes.

  • The University of Kansas Health System is a proud recipient of the 2017 Press Ganey Pinnacle of Excellence Award. The honor recognizes extraordinary achievements of top-performing healthcare organizations.

    Our health system was recognized for our consistently high level of excellence in patient experience. The award honors the top three performers in each of several organization-type categories based on three years of performance data (May 2014-April 2017). The University of Kansas Health System was a top-ranked academic medical center for patient experience.

    The award represents an important recognition from an industry leader in measuring, understanding and improving the patient experience.

    2017 Press Ganey Pinnacle of Excellence Award
  • Becker's Hospital Review named The University of Kansas Health System to its 2018 listing of 100 Great Hospitals in America. We are the only hospital in Kansas to earn this distinction. Hospitals on the list have a strong history of innovation, high-level patient care, research-based clinical treatment and a reputation for community impact. Hospitals were selected based on recognition from U.S. News & World Report, Truven Health Analytics, Healthgrades, the American Nurses Credentialing Center and The Leapfrog Group, among others.

  • The University of Kansas Health System is the proud recipient of the 2020 Healthcare Equality Index Award. The honor recognizes the equitable and inclusive care we provide for LGBTQ patients and their families. The Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) evaluates more than 1,600 national healthcare facilities’ policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees. This is our 3rd year to receive the award.

    LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader 2020

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