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AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Earns Five Stars in Updated CMS Quality Ratings

AdventHealth Shawnee Mission has earned five stars once again from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings for July 2023. AdventHealth Shawnee Mission is one of only 11 hospitals in Kansas and one of seven in the Kansas City metro area to earn the highest possible rating. Only 483 hospitals out of the more than 4,500 U.S. hospitals surveyed earned five stars.

The Overall Hospital Quality Star rating (overall star rating) summarizes a variety of measures and how a hospital performs across five areas of quality, such as treating heart attacks and pneumonia, readmission rates, and safety of care. For 2023, the overall hospital rating is based on five measures: Mortality, Safety, Readmission, Patient Experience and Timely & Effective Care.

“I am so proud of our team members and physicians whose tireless dedication to exceptional patient care is a key factor in this five-star CMS rating for July 2023, as well as our recent ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety for the 20th consecutive year,” said Lisa Hays, MD, Chief Medical Officer for AdventHealth Shawnee Mission. “These honors are a testament to our team members and physicians, and we are incredibly proud of their continued efforts to provide whole-person patient care.”

CMS first revealed an overall star rating for hospitals in July 2016. The rating allows consumers to compare individual hospitals to others locally and nationwide. While patients are encouraged to seek the nearest hospital in case of an emergency, Hospital Compare provides a place for those who can plan for their care to research their options.

For more information and to see how AdventHealth Shawnee Mission’s scores compare locally and nationally, visit the Hospital Compare website at

About AdventHealth in Kansas City

With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. A focus on whole-person health and commitment to caring for the body, mind and spirit unify the system's nearly 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states. AdventHealth in Kansas City includes AdventHealth Shawnee Mission in Merriam, KS; AdventHealth Lenexa; AdventHealth South Overland Park, AdventHealth College Boulevard, AdventHealth Centra Care and AdventHealth Medical Group. Visit for more information.