St. Joseph Medical Center (Kansas City, Missouri)

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St. Joseph Medical Center
Prime Healthcare
Location Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Coordinates 38°56′11″N 94°36′14″W / 38.93634°N 94.60394°W / 38.93634; -94.60394Coordinates: 38°56′11″N 94°36′14″W / 38.93634°N 94.60394°W / 38.93634; -94.60394
Care system Private
Funding For-Profit
Hospital type Community
Affiliated university None
Beds 310
Founded October 15, 1874

St. Joseph Medical Center is a 310-bed facility in Kansas City, Missouri, providing a wide range of acute care and outpatient services from a 24-hour emergency department to state-of-the-art cardiovascular care. St. Joseph has earned the Magnet designation from The American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing services. The accredited Stroke Center at St. Joseph provides advanced treatments available at few centers in the Kansas City area and the Breast Center is a nationally recognized leader in breast MRI biopsy. In 2016, St. Joseph received several million dollars in state-of-the-art medical equipment in Radiology, Wound Care, OR and various other medical departments.

Hospital rating data[edit]

The HealthGrades website contains the latest quality data for St. Joseph Medical Center, as of 2015. For this rating section three different types of data from HealthGrades are presented: quality ratings for twenty-nine inpatient conditions and procedures, thirteen patient safety indicators, percentage of patients giving the hospital a 9 or 10 (the two highest possible ratings).

For inpatient conditions and procedures, there are three possible ratings: worse than expected, as expected, better than expected. For this hospital the data for this category is:

  • Worse than expected - 8
  • As expected - 20
  • Better than expected - 1

For patient safety indicators, there are the same three possible ratings. For this hospital safety indicators were rated as:

  • Worse than expected - 2
  • As expected -10
  • Better than expected - 1

Data for patients giving this hospital a 9 or 10 are:

  • Patients rating this hospital as a 9 or 10 - 70%
  • Patients rating hospitals as a 9 or 10 nationally - 69%[1]