Stormont Vail Health was recognized among the best hospitals in the country in the U.S. News & World Report 2016-17 Best Regional Hospitals rankings. Stormont Vail Health was ranked second in Kansas and achieved the highest rating possible in eight procedures or conditions, including abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and aortic valve surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip and knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. Only the University of Kansas Hospital ranked higher in Kansas. “The vision of Stormont Vail Health is to be a national leader in providing compassionate, high quality and effective integrated care through collaboration that results in a healthier community. Seeing recognition like that from U.S. News help us affirm whether or not we are on target with our vision,” said Randy Peterson, CEO and president of Stormont Vail Health. “It’s also exciting to see that one of our collaborative partners, the Mayo Clinic, was ranked as the number one hospital in the United States.”
Stormont Vail Health joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network in 2014. This partnership includes electronic medical consults between physicians, the ability to ask Mayo experts questions, as well as learn best practices for ancillary services and the business departments within the hospital.
“When patients come to Stormont Vail Health they can expect to receive some of the best possible care in the state as well as support from the best possible care in the nation,” Peterson continued. “We are proud that our doctors, nurses and other health care professionals provide such a high standard of care.”
For patients and their physicians, these and other rankings and ratings should be seen as a starting point when considering where to go for care. Individual diagnosis and personal priorities will dictate their personal best choice.