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KU Hospital makes Best Hospitals list

July 16, 2009

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Kansas University Hospital was the only hospital in the region to be named to the 2009 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals list in more than one category.

Its heart and heart surgery program was recognized for the third consecutive year. In addition, KU Hospital’s kidney program and ear, nose and throat program earned honors.

“Our goal is to be the best hospital in the country for patient care. The growing national recognition for our programs is a tribute to our physicians, nurses, ancillary care professionals and the entire staff,” Bob Page, president and chief executive officer, said in a news release.

The heart and heart surgery program ranked 39th, down four spots from last year. The ear, nose and throat program ranked 36th and the kidney program was 48th.

KU Hospital, in Kansas City, Kan., has 574 staffed beds and serves more than 21,000 inpatients annually.

St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., also made the list. It ranked 37th in urology.

Comments

grammaddy 5 years, 5 months ago

You damn right it is!!! I almost lost my youngest daughter to a fire in Topeka in '83. If it hadn't been for the wonderful people of the Burn Unit, she would not be with us today. They are a wonderful bunch. Thank you!!

TheOriginalCA 5 years, 5 months ago

KUMC is in fact a great hospital, except for their billing department, and maybe I am not looking in the right place, but KUMC is not on this list:

America's Best Hospitals: the 2009–10 Honor Roll

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