New ranking suggests patients are in good hands at Stormont Vail Health

Published: Aug. 5, 2016 at 12:36 PM CDT
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When it comes to health care, Topekans are in good hands.

U.S. News & World Report recently named Stormont Vail Health as one of 2016-2017's Best Regional Hospitals. Stormont was ranked second in Kansas, behind the University of Kansas Hospital.

“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,” said Randy Peterson, president and CEO, Stormont Vail Health.

Stormont 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.

“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 said. “We are proud that our doctors, nurses and other health care professionals provide such a high standard of care.”

Stormont Vail Health joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network in 2014, which also made the list. The 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.

“It’s also exciting to see that one of our collaborative partners, the Mayo Clinic, was ranked as the number one hospital on the list,” Peterson said.