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AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Fortune and Premier’s PINC AI™ for 8th Year in a Row

MERRIAM, Kan., AdventHealth Shawnee Mission was identified as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® according to an independent quality analysis provided by PINC AI™, the technology and services brand of Premier, Inc., and reported by Fortune. This is the eighth time AdventHealth Shawnee Mission has been recognized with this honor as one of the top performing hospitals in the U.S.

“The most incredible aspect about this recognition is that our leaders and staff did not actively seek it out for ourselves, we were chosen based on a study of unbiased data that shows we consistently deliver exemplary quality care for our patients and communities,” said Alan Verrill, MD, president and chief executive officer of AdventHealth Shawnee Mission. “To continue to be recognized all these years is a significant accomplishment that ties into our promise of providing whole-person care to all patients who come through our doors.”

To create the list, an objective, quantitative analysis of publicly available data was conducted to identify the top hospitals in the United States. The primary purpose of the PINC AI™ 100 Top Hospitals® program is to inspire hospital and health system leaders to pursue higher performance and deliver added value to patients and communities. The program leverages transparent, nonbiased data to help inform strategies for sustained performance. Organizations do not apply to participate in the study, and award recipients do not pay to market their honor.

100 Top Hospitals® Program Performance

This year, based on comparisons between the study’s top performers and a peer group of similar hospitals, the analysis found that the top performers of the 100 Top Hospitals® program delivered better outcomes while operating more efficiently and at a lower cost. Compared to peer hospitals, this year’s top performers had:

  • 39 percent fewer inpatient deaths than peer hospitals.
  • 26.6 percent fewer patients with complications.
  • 30.6 percent fewer healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
  • A 21.1 percent lower inpatient expense per discharge.
  • 0.5-day shorter average length of stay.
  • Better reported patient experience scores, with a top-box Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) score of 73 percent versus 67 percent for peer hospitals.

“Hospitals and health systems continue to recognize the vital importance of performance improvement for high-quality patient care, proving value and enabling the innovations that drive healthcare forward,” said Leigh Anderson, Premier, Inc.’s chief operating officer and the leader of PINC AI™. “The transparent, non-biased and actionable data this study provides helps leaders make informed decisions for change and proves that AdventHealth Shawnee Mission excels across a range of core performance indicators, which can directly lead to significantly higher quality patient outcomes, with fewer readmissions and complications.”

Recently, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission has celebrated other significant, nationally recognized awards and honors including Magnet Recognition Program® redesignation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for the second time and earning the designation of Top Maternity Hospital by U.S. News & World Report.

About the Study

The PINC AI™ 100 Top Hospitals® program focuses on short-term, acute care, non-federal U.S. hospitals that treat a broad spectrum of patients. Researchers evaluated 2,601 short-term, acute care, non-federal U.S. hospitals and health systems. All research was based on the following public data sets: Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) data, and data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Care Compare website. For complete methodology details, please review the study here.

Eligible hospitals are ranked for performance across 10 measures within five domains.

Final rank is determined based on performance for all individual measures. To allow for fair comparison, hospitals are stratified and then ranked within five separate peer groups with a pre-determined number of high-performing hospitals: major teaching hospitals (15 facilities), teaching hospitals (25 facilities), large community hospitals (20 facilities), medium community hospitals (20 facilities), and small community hospitals (20 facilities).

About AdventHealth 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 Centra Care and AdventHealth Medical Group. Visit for more information.