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Ambulatory Surgery Centers Again Among Best

2023 Newsweek America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers

April 25, 2023

Kansas City, Kan. – The University of Kansas Health System is once again featured in Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers, this time for 2023.

Newsweek named the health system’s KU MedWest ambulatory surgery center (ASC) in Shawnee the No. 1 ASC in Kansas for the third straight year. And the Indian Creek Campus ASC in Overland Park was ranked No. 2 in the state. This is the second year the Indian Creek Campus has participated in Newsweek’s ambulatory survey.

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. J. David Kriet, MD, FACS

President, KU MedWest Ambulatory Surgery Board

An ambulatory surgery center is a healthcare facility that provides same-day (outpatient) surgical care. They may also offer diagnostic procedures such as preventive colonoscopy screenings and procedural therapies for pain management, along with other services.

“I am thrilled that the KU MedWest and Indian Creek Campus ambulatory surgery centers were once again ranked by Newsweek as outstanding ambulatory surgery centers, ranking in the top 10 in the nation. For the third year in a row, KU MedWest was the No. 1 ranked ASC in Kansas and Indian Creek Campus ASC was ranked No. 2 in the state,” says J. David Kriet, MD, FACS, president of 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. The list expanded from 470 centers in 2022 to 510 in 25 states for 2023.

The University of Kansas Health System is committed to providing care for the right patient in the right setting. Ambulatory surgery centers help us do that by caring for patients that can safely have their procedures performed in an outpatient setting. Just as in hospital operating rooms, surgeons, nurses and other medical professionals in ASCs follow a specific set of protocols for every procedure.

Both health system ASCs are accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, an independent healthcare rating agency, ensuring the highest patient safety standards are in place.

KU MedWest opened in 1999 and sees more than 7,200 patients annually. Indian Creek opened in 2019 and sees more than 13,000 patients annually. Indian Creek Campus features The University of Kansas Hospital in Overland Park as well as The Women’s Cancer Center. Both ASC locations have a commitment to deliver safe, effective care and a high-quality patient experience. Both locations offer orthopedic surgery, ENT surgeries, pain management, gastroenterologists and ophthalmologists. Indian Creek also offers colorectal surgery, neurosurgery and urologists and KU MedWest offers facial plastic surgery.

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