November 29, 2021
Kansas City, Kan. — The University of Kansas Health System has again been featured in Newsweek’s list of America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers, this time for 2022.
The magazine highlighted the health system’s KU MedWest Ambulatory Surgery Center in Shawnee as the No. 1 ASC in Kansas for the second-straight year. Additionally, the health system’s Indian Creek Campus ASC in Overland Park was ranked No. 5 in Kansas. This is the first year that the Indian Creek Campus has participated in Newsweek’s ambulatory survey.
“On behalf of the KU MedWest Ambulatory Surgery Center Board of Directors, I am thrilled that the KU MedWest and Indian Creek Campus ASCs were ranked by Newsweek as outstanding ambulatory surgery centers,” says J. David Kriet, MD, FACS, president of the KU MedWest Ambulatory Surgery Board. “This is a testament to the hard work by all of our teammates to provide an environment focused on our patients’ health, safety and well-being.”
Newsweek’s rankings highlight the top ASCs based on quality of care, performance data and peer recommendations within each state. 470 facilities across 25 states were featured in Newsweek’s 2022 list.
KU MedWest opened in 1999 and sees more than 6,000 patients annually. Indian Creek opened in 2019 and will see more than 12,000 patients in 2021. Indian Creek features The University of Kansas Hospital in Overland Park as well as The Women's Cancer Center. Both locations have a commitment to deliver safe, effective care and a high-quality patient experience. Each location offers orthopedic surgeries, plastic surgeries, ENT surgeries, pain management, gastroenterologists, ophthalmologists and podiatrists.