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Kansas Surgery & Recovery Center Recognized by Healthgrades as Top 10% in Nation for Joint Replacement

 Wichita, Kansas (October 17, 2017) – Joint Replacement at Kansas Surgery & Recovery Center is among the top 10% in the nation—as measured by volume-weighted performance—according to this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

 This achievement is part of findings released today by Healthgradesand is featured in their 2018 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.

 This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2014-2016, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the Joint Replacement Specialty Excellence Award are on average, 2.34 times more likely to experience one or more complication in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.* Similarly, patients treated at hospitals receiving the Joint Replacement Specialty Excellence Award have on average, 57.2% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*

 Kansas Surgery & Recovery Center is also a Five-star recipient for Total Knee Replacement for six consecutive years, and a Five-star recipient for Total Hip Replacement and Spinal Fusion Surgery in 2018.

 “Consumers value information about hospital quality and use it to evaluate their choices for care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Hospitals that have achieved a specialty excellence distinction from Healthgrades prove a commitment to high-quality of patient care.”

       *For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluate  comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.

Kansas Surgery & Recovery is a physician-led hospital specializing in orthopedics. Owned in partnership with Via Christi Health and area physicians, the hospital celebrated its 20th year of service to the community in spring 2015. Licensed for up to 34 beds, it features 14 operating rooms, two special procedure rooms and 30 pre- and post-operative stations.

The original hospital facility at 2770 N. Webb had 33,000 square feet. Two years later, another 11,100 square feet was added for an OR and patient bed expansion. A total of 6,100 square feet was added during facility expansions in 1998 and 2000 for MRI and light scanner additions. A second OR and patient bed expansion in 2006 added another 13,500 square feet. In 2012 we added 3,800 square feet for our Patient wing additions. In 2016 we built a new Storage and Mechanical room addition totaling 10,300 square feet and an OR remodel. Total Facility area = 77,800 square feet

**Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.




Kansas Surgery & Recovery Center Awarded Coveted 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital Distinction

Recognition Highlights the Nation’s Premier Hospitals for Safety and Quality

Wichita,KS   December 2, 2014 – For the first time, The Leapfrog Group has named Kansas Surgery & Recovery Center to its annual list of Top Hospitals. An elite distinction awarded to hospitals nationwide for demonstrating excellence in hospital safety and quality through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is given to less than seven percent of all eligible hospitals. The awards, which are given annually, were announced at Leapfrog’s Annual Meeting and Top Hospital Awards on December 2, in Washington, D.C.

“Leapfrog’s Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions any hospital can achieve in the United States. It recognizes institutions for their excellence in quality of care and patient safety, as well as their commitment to transparency. By achieving Top Hospital status, Kansas Surgery & Recovery Center has proven it’s a premier institution and deserves to be recognized for its dedication to the families and patients in Wichita, KS,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

Kansas Surgery & Recovery Center was one of 94 Top Hospitals recognized nationally. The list includes:

  • 24 Top Rural Hospitals
  • 61 Top Urban Hospitals
  • Nine Top Children’s Hospitals


Among the hospitals reaching this achievement are:

  • Academic medical centers
  • Teaching hospitals
  • Community hospitals in rural, suburban and urban settings

The selection is based on the results of The Leapfrog Group’s annual hospital survey, which measures hospitals’ performance on patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use and management structures established to prevent errors. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including rates for high-risk procedures and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors.

The Top Hospital award is not given to a set number of hospitals, but rather, to all urban, rural and children's hospitals that meet the high standards defined in each year's Top Hospitals Methodology

To see the full list of institutions honored as a 2014 Top Hospital, please visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.

About The Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group (www.leapfroggroup.org) is a national nonprofit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members. The Hospital Safety Score (www.hospitalsafetyscore.org) is an initiative of The Leapfrog Group.