HAYS, Kan. – Hospital leaders are proud to announce that HaysMed has been recognized as one of the leading hospitals for quality, nationwide. HaysMed has been named a top performer in the 2023 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Ranking by Vizient, Inc. This award celebrates HaysMed as one of 181 hospitals in the country in Vizient’s Complex Care Medical Center cohort, and one of only 20 hospitals within that cohort to receive the top performer designation. The prestigious honors acknowledges HaysMed excellence in high-quality care based on the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study, conducted annually since 2005.
“It’s humbling to be in the company of such outstanding peers, yet we’re proud to know our focus on our patients and providing highly specialized care across western Kansas continues to be recognized nationally,” said Eddie Herrman, President and Chief Executive Officer at HaysMed. “It’s all part of our commitment to those we serve, and to improving healthcare in every community.”
This year, 784 participating hospitals were divided into four cohorts for the Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking. The ranking measured performance on the quality of patient care in safety, mortality, effectiveness, efficiency, patient-centeredness and equity. The ranking factors include performance data from the HCAHPS survey and the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network.
“HaysMed has demonstrated high level commitment to the continuous improvement that is necessary to succeed in today’s evolving healthcare environment,” said David Levine, group senior vice president, advanced analytics and data science for Vizient. “The annual ranking leverages a unique, comprehensive and timely metrics-based methodology to recognize hospitals that achieve results on key measures that define quality patient care and delivery. Congratulations, HaysMed, on this prestigious honor.”
Through the Northwest Kansas Alliance, HaysMed collaborates with critical access hospitals across the region to provide outreach healthcare services in more than 30 locations. The collaborative care and support HaysMed provides for and with alliance members serves as a leading rural healthcare model that will be sustainable for future generations. To learn more, visit haysmed.com.
Hays Medical Center (HaysMed) is a private, not-for-profit, 200+ bed hospital providing the only tertiary level services in the region. The hospital is NIAHO-accredited by DNV Healthcare and ISO Certified. As the premier provider in western Kansas for specialized care, HaysMed offers a wide variety of specialty programs including cardiology, orthopedics, cancer, surgery (general, minimally invasive and robotic), ENT, pulmonology, critical care and women’s services. HaysMed is a Level III Trauma Center, an accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI and a certified Primary Stroke Center. In addition, HaysMed has earned advanced certification in Infection Prevention.
Other services include rehabilitation, hospice, neonatal, intensive care and diagnostic imaging, as well as a Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center and a Sleep and Neurodiagnostic Center. HaysMed is proud to be one of only 20 U.S. hospitals recognized by Vizient in 2023 as a Top Performer in the Complex Care Medical Center cohort. In 2022, HaysMed was named as one of the top 20 rural and community hospitals in the country by the National Rural Health Association. Learn more at haysmed.com.
About Vizient, Inc.
Vizient, Inc., the nation’s largest provider-driven healthcare performance improvement company, serves more than 60% of the nation’s acute care providers, which includes 97% of the nation’s academic medical centers, and more than 25% of the non-acute care market. Vizient provides expertise, analytics and advisory services, as well as a contract portfolio that represents more than $130 billion in annual purchasing volume. Vizient’s solutions and services improve the delivery of high-value care by aligning cost, quality and market performance. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Vizient has offices throughout the United States. Learn more at www.vizientinc.com.