The University of Kansas Hospital Wins Consumer Choice Award for Second Consecutive Year
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — In the only award where members of the community choose the individual hospital they feel provides the highest quality service, The University of Kansas Hospital has won outright the 2013-14 National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award for Kansas City.
It is the second year in a row The University of Kansas Hospital has won the award for Kansas City outright. The award is based on local results from a national survey of 270,000 households. The award recognizes hospitals which possess:
- Best Overall Quality
- Best Overall Image/Reputation
- Best Doctors
- Best Nurses
The University of Kansas Hospital led every other individual hospital in the Kansas City area in all four categories.
The award comes as the hospital celebrates its 15th anniversary as a public authority, which allowed the hospital to be an independently governed hospital, and led to the dramatic turnaround in quality care. Bob Page, president and chief executive officer of The University of Kansas Hospital, said the award means consumers understand the hospital’s approach to quality patient care.
“Our focus is on each patient, not on winning awards,” said Bob Page. “Still, we see each honor as a validation of our approach and as a testament to the remarkable work of our physicians, nurses and other health care professionals.”
Page noted the consumers have also shown their support of the hospital by choosing it in record numbers for their healthcare needs.
“We have more beds (699) than ever in our history, and yet patient demand is leading us to create even more facilities on campus with inpatient beds. Demand for our inpatient and outpatient services continues to grow. We are proud to be Kansas City’s choice and can see we are increasingly the choice of patients regionally and nationally as well,” said Page.