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Consumer Choice Award Validates Patient Focus

Consumers again name hospital No. 1 in KC metro

Backed by passionate patient focus - such as Cardiology's Christy Russell, ARNP, with Della Noone - the hospital has won the Consumer Choice Award for Kansas City for three years in a row.The University of  Kansas Hospital has won the 2016-17 National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award for Kansas City, the only award where members of the community choose the hospital they feel provides the highest quality service.

It is the fifth year in a row the hospital has won the award for Kansas City outright.

The Consumer Choice Award, in its 21st year, is based on local results from a national survey of 310,000 households. The award recognizes hospitals possessing:
  • Best overall quality
  • Best overall image/reputation
  • Best doctors
  • Best nurses

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North Kansas City Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital and Shawnee Mission Medical Center were also ranked locally. Our hospital led those facilities in each of the four categories and when the four categories were combined.

In August, U.S. News & World Report ranked 11 of our hospital's specialties to its Best Hospitals list and also named The University of Kansas Hospital the best in Kansas City for the seventh time.

“Consumers have shown their support for the hospital by choosing it in record numbers for their healthcare needs,” said President and CEO Bob Page.


Video: Bob Page, President and CEO, The University of Kansas Hospital

"It means our community embraces academic medicine. It also validates our national recognition as a healthcare provider," he said. "And most important, it confirms that our focus on the patient since 1998, when we became a public authority, is the right thing to do."

Often at full capacity, the hospital's 92-bed Cambridge North Tower at 39th and State Line Road is expected to open in 2017. The new tower is backed by a $100 million community philanthropic effort.