Kansas, Missouri Hospitals Rank In Top 600 Across The U.S.

Kansas and Missouri hospitals rank in Newsweek America's Best-In-State Hospitals 2024. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Posed November 8, 2023

Newsweek released its 2024 America’s Best-In-State Hospitals list of the highest-ranked 600 hospitals in the U.S. with hospitals from the KC making the top 10th percentile.

Hospitals were ranked by state and scored by recommendations, patient experience, quality and patient-reported outcome measures.

The top hospital ranked in Kansas was the University of Kansas Hospital with a score of 91.14 percent. Missouri’s top hospital was Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis with a score of 92.95 percent.

Both top-ranking hospitals for Kansan and Missouri scored in the top 10th percentile in Newsweek’s overall national rankings. For context, the highest-ranking hospital in the nation is Mayo Clinic-Rochester in Minnesota with a score of 98 percent.

A total of 15 hospitals in Kansas ranked best in the nation, and 13 hospitals from Missouri were recognized.

Top five hospital rankings in Kansas:

  • University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, 91.14%
  • AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, Merriam, 84.67%
  • Saint Luke’s South Hospital, Overland Park, 82.65%
  • Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, 81.97%
  • Kansas Surgery & Recovery Center, Wichita, 81.35%

Top five hospital rankings in Missouri:

  • Barnes – Jewish Hospital,   St. Louis, 92.95%
  • Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City,   Kansas City, 92.32%
  • Mercy Hospital St. Louis,   St. Louis, 86.46%
  • St. Luke’s Hospital,   Chesterfield, 82.77%
  • Boone Hospital Center,   Columbia, 80.88%

The percentage scores given to hospitals are given based on the number of recommendations received, recommendations equate to 40 percent of the hospital’s overall score.