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AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Ranked Fourth Best Large Community Hospital on 2022 Fortune/Merative Top 100 Hospitals® List

AdventHealth Shawnee Mission has been ranked as the fourth best large community hospital in the U.S. by the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® list. This is the sixth time AdventHealth Shawnee Mission has been recognized on the annual list published by Fortune.

Merative, a data, analytics and technology partner for the health industry, has identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 2,650 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the U.S. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience, and financial health. Merative, formerly IBM Watson Health, established the list to help identify best practices that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced, and sustainable high performance.

“This honor is a reflection of AdventHealth’s incredible team members and physicians, and their commitment to providing high-quality, whole-person care to every patient, every time,” said Lisa Hays, MD, Chief Medical Officer for AdventHealth Shawnee Mission. “We care for our patients as if they were our own family members, and that is what sets us apart.”

AdventHealth Shawnee Mission is a 504-bed inpatient hospital located at 75th Street and I-35 in Merriam. The hospital celebrates its 60th year of serving patients in Kansas City in 2022. AdventHealth Shawnee Mission is consistently recognized for quality care, with a five-star CMS rating and 18 consecutive “A” grades from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

Recognition as one of the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals demonstrates AdventHealth Shawnee Mission’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care. According to Merative, as compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators. These include survival rates, patient complications, healthcare associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency departments, inpatient expenses, profitability and ratings from patients.

The Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals lists also incorporates a community health measure into its ranking process. For the community health measure, hospitals were surveyed across three components: 1) assessing hospital contributions to community health as a provider of critical services for community health and preventive care; 2) identifying ways that hospitals contribute to community health as a community partner teaming up with local organizations to implement critical programs; and 3) focusing on ways that hospitals promote community health through their practices as anchor institutions supporting local economic and social progress. The community health measure is weighted equally with other ranking measures.

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About the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® List

The Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list is determined using independent and objective research to analyze hospital performance. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor or pay to promote their award. Award-winning hospitals serve as a model of excellence for the industry.

About Merative

Merative is a data, analytics and technology partner for the health industry, including providers, payers, life sciences companies and governments. With trusted technology and human expertise, the company works with clients to drive real progress. Merative helps clients orient information and insights around the people they serve to improve healthcare delivery, decision making and performance. Formerly IBM Watson Health, Merative became a new standalone company as part of Francisco Partners in 2022. Learn more at