KANSAS CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER Review

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Overall Hospital Rating: ; HCAPS approval: 66%

Database data as of January 31, 2024

A Review of the Data

Prepared by Richard Saunders as of January 31, 2024.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") distributes more than 80 tables of data on hospitals on a quarterly basis. That is a lot of information to pour through to try and build a comprehensive review of KANSAS CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER. Luckily, we are here to help! I’ve put together this page to help you to get a better idea of what the hospital does, who is affiliated with it, share any patient survey data and much more. (If you want to jump to a specific section of the review, here are the section headers: General Hospital Data, Ratings, Cost Analysis, Infections, Comparison, Nearby Skilled Nursing Facilities, Doctors Associated with KANSAS CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER, Survey Analysis.)

In the briefest summary, KANSAS CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER is one of the types of hospitals called Acute Care - Veterans Administration. It is in KANSAS CITY, MO. Its five star rating is 4 . Its type of ownership is Veterans Health Administration. The facility's Medicare ID is 26004. It does provide emergency services. There are 0 medical professionals and 0 doctor groups affiliated with the hospital. We do not have data on average costs for care provided at KANSAS CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER.

According to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems ("HCAHPS") that ended in September 30, 2021, 66% of the patients surveyed definitely recommended KANSAS CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER, while only 4% did not recommend going to KANSAS CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER.

The information presented below is based on data provided by U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). It is updated as new data is made available.

General Information for KANSAS CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER

Address:

4801 LINWOOD BLVD.
KANSAS CITY, MO 64128
(816) 861-4700
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Medicare Provider Number:

26004

Type:

Acute Care - Veterans Administration

Ownership:

Veterans Health Administration

Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating for KANSAS CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER

Overall Rating:



The Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating for KANSAS CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER summarizes a variety of measures across 5 areas of quality into a single star rating for each hospital. Once reporting thresholds are met, a hospital’s Overall Star Rating is calculated using only those measures for which data are available. Hospitals report data to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") through the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program, Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program, Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP), Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program, and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program. Overall Star Ratings aren’t calculated for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) or Department of Defense (DoD) hospitals.

Most hospitals will have an Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating of 3.

National distribution of the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating The following table shows the national distribution of the Overall Star Rating based on July 2022 results.

Overall rating Number of hospitals / Percentage
1 star 198 (6.34%)
2 stars 702 (22.49%)
3 stars 895 (28.68%)
4 stars 895 (28.68%)
5 stars 431 (13.81%)
N/A 1,368 (30.47%)

Additional detailed on the method for calculating the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating from this document.

Patient Survey Results

Below is information compiled by CMS on the percentage of patients who respond to specific treatments and a comparison of the results for KANSAS CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER to the national results for similar facilities.

Survey Question Response
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" communicated well 75 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well 5 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" communicated well 20 %
Nurse communication - linear mean score Not Applicable
Nurse communication - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" treated them with courtesy and respect 84 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" treated them with courtesy and respect 3 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" treated them with courtesy and respect 13 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" listened carefully to them 71 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" listened carefully to them 5 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" listened carefully to them 24 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" explained things in a way they could understand 70 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" explained things in a way they could understand 6 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" explained things in a way they could understand 24 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" communicated well 74 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well 6 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" communicated well 20 %
Doctor communication - linear mean score Not Applicable
Doctor communication - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" treated them with courtesy and respect 85 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" treated them with courtesy and respect 5 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" treated them with courtesy and respect 10 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" listened carefully to them 72 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" listened carefully to them 7 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" listened carefully to them 21 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" explained things in a way they could understand 66 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" explained things in a way they could understand 8 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" explained things in a way they could understand 26 %
Patients who reported that they "Always" received help as soon as they wanted 66 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help as soon as they wanted 6 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received help as soon as they wanted 28 %
Staff responsiveness - linear mean score Not Applicable
Staff responsiveness - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that they "Always" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 65 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 6 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 29 %
Patients who reported that they "Always" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 68 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 6 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 26 %
Patients who reported that staff "Always" explained about medicines before giving it to them 62 %
Patients who reported that staff "Sometimes" or "Never" explained about medicines before giving it to them 15 %
Patients who reported that staff "Usually" explained about medicines before giving it to them 23 %
Communication about medicines - linear mean score Not Applicable
Communication about medicines - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Always" communicated what the medication was for 72 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated what the medication was for 9 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Usually" communicated what the medication was for. 19 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Always" discussed possible side effects 53 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Sometimes" or "Never" discussed possible side effects 22 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Usually" discussed possible side effects 25 %
Patients who reported that NO, they were not given information about what to do during their recovery at home 14 %
Patients who reported that YES, they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home 86 %
Discharge information - linear mean score Not Applicable
Discharge information - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that NO, they did not discuss whether they would need help after discharge 15 %
Patients who reported that YES, they did discuss whether they would need help after discharge 85 %
Patients who reported that NO, they did not receive written information about possible symptoms to look out for after discharge 14 %
Patients who reported that YES, they did receive written information about possible symptoms to look out for after discharge 86 %
Patients who "Agree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 39 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 6 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 55 %
Care transition - linear mean score Not Applicable
Care transition - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who "Agree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 45 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 8 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 47 %
Patients who "Agree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 41 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 6 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 53 %
Patients who "Agree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 31 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 4 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 65 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Always" clean 70 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Sometimes" or "Never" clean 10 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Usually" clean 20 %
Cleanliness - linear mean score Not Applicable
Cleanliness - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Always" quiet at night 58 %
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Sometimes" or "Never" quiet at night 7 %
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Usually" quiet at night 35 %
Quietness - linear mean score Not Applicable
Quietness - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 6 or lower on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 8 %
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 7 or 8 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 22 %
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 70 %
Overall hospital rating - linear mean score Not Applicable
Overall hospital rating - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported NO, they would probably not or definitely not recommend the hospital 4 %
Patients who reported YES, they would definitely recommend the hospital 66 %
Patients who reported YES, they would probably recommend the hospital 30 %
Recommend hospital - linear mean score Not Applicable
Recommend hospital - star rating Not Applicable
Summary star rating Not Applicable

Cost of KANSAS CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER, Compare to National and State Averages

Understanding how much a hospital is going to cost is extremely difficult. Hospitals themselves actively obscure what they charge and have negotiated different rates with different insurers. Then you have the problem of the wide variety of treatments which the KANSAS CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER provides.

To provide some standard metric to compare hospital costs, CMS publishes the MSPB (or "Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary"). Even though you may not be on Medicare, this metric may still be useful. The MSPB is expressed as a percentage compared to the national average for costs that Medicare incurs. A percentage higher than 100% means the hospital charges more than the national average while a percentage less than 100% means the hospital charges less than the national average.

MSPB for KANSAS CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER: Not Available

We do not have detailed cost analysis for KANSAS CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER.

Infection Rates at KANSAS CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER

These measures show how often patients at KANSAS CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER contract certain infections during the course of their medical treatment, when compared to other hospitals nationally.

Infection Type Score / Compare to National Average
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Lower Confidence Limit 0.92 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Upper Confidence Limit 5.53 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection: Number of Device Days 1,946.00 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Predicted Cases 2.00 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Observed Cases 5.00 / Same
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards) 2.50 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Lower Confidence Limit 0.44 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Upper Confidence Limit 3.36 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Number of Urinary Catheter Days 2,646.00 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Predicted Cases 2.87 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Observed Cases 4.00 / Same
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards) 1.40 / Same
SSI - Colon Surgery: Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Number of Procedures Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Predicted Cases Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Observed Cases Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Number of Procedures Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Predicted Cases Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Observed Cases Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Patient Days Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Predicted Cases Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Observed Cases Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia Not Available / Not Available
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Patient Days Not Available / Not Available
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Predicted Cases Not Available / Not Available
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Observed Cases Not Available / Not Available
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff) Not Available / Not Available

How KANSAS CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER Compares to Other Similar Facilities

This is how KANSAS CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER compares to other similar hospitals nationally based on data provided to CMS.

Top Hospitals in KANSAS CITY, MO

Worst Hospitals in KANSAS CITY, MO

Percentages of Complications and Deaths at KANSAS CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER

Measure Score Compared to National Rates
Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients 3% SAME
Death rate for heart attack patients 10.8% SAME
Death rate for CABG surgery patients NA Not Enough Data
Death rate for COPD patients 8.8% SAME
Death rate for heart failure patients 8% Better
Death rate for pneumonia patients 12.6% Better
Death rate for stroke patients NA Not Enough Data
Pressure ulcer rate 0.7% SAME
Death rate among surgical inpatients with serious treatable complications 167.74% SAME
Iatrogenic pneumothorax rate 0.25% SAME
In-hospital fall with hip fracture rate 0.09% SAME
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma rate 2.56% SAME
Postoperative acute kidney injury requiring dialysis rate 1.5% SAME
Postoperative respiratory failure rate 5.73% SAME
Perioperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis rate 2.98% SAME
Postoperative sepsis rate 7.95% SAME
Postoperative wound dehiscence rate 1.68% SAME
Abdominopelvic accidental puncture or laceration rate 0.73% SAME
CMS Medicare PSI 90: Patient safety and adverse events composite 1% SAME

Skilled Nursing Facilities Near KANSAS CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER

Many hospital patients are not ready to return home after a hospital visit. If recovery is going to be protracted, doctors will often advise that the patients recuperate at a skilled nursing facility. Below is a list of the skilled nursing homes near KANSAS CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER ranked by their CMS 5-Star Overall Rating.

Facility Name Overall Rating
Jeanne Jugan Center 5:
Nottingham Health and Rehabilitation 5:
Tallgrass Creek, Inc 5:
Hope Care Center 5:
The Plaza Health Services at Santa Marta 5:
Linden Woods Village 5:
Sharon Lane Health and Rehabilitation 5:
Lakeview Village 5:
Ignite Medical Resort Blue Springs 5:
The Grand Royale 4:
Claridge Court 4:
Villa St Francis Catholic Care Center Inc 4:
Westchester Village of Lenexa 4:
Parkway Operator LLC 4:
Spring Hill Care and Rehab 4:
University Health Lakewood Care Center 4:
Aberdeen Village 4:
Jackson Creek Post Acute 4:
Norterre 4:
Valley Manor and Rehabilitation Center 4:
Delmar Gardens of Lenexa 4:
Twin Oaks Health and Rehab 4:
John Knox Village Care Center 4:
Brookdale Overland Park 4:
Monterey Park Rehabilitation and Health Care Center 3:
The Bishop Spencer Place, Inc 3:
Sunterra Springs Independence 3:
Kpc Promise Skilled Nursing Facility of Overland 3:
Edwardsville Care and Rehab 3:
Hillside Village of De Soto 3:
Hoeger House 3:
Mccrite Plaza at Briarcliff Skilled Facility 3:
New Mark Care Center 3:
Ignite Medical Resort Kansas City, LLC 3:
Pleasant Valley Manor Care Center 3:
Advanced Health Care of Overland Park 3:
Shawnee Post Acute Rehabilitation Center 3:
Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center 3:
Foxwood Springs Living Center 3:
Colonial Village 3:
Highland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center 3:
Lansing Care and Rehab 3:
The Healthcare Resort of Leawood - Iron Horse Hlth 3:
Carnegie Village Rehabilitation and Health Care Cent 3:
Ignite Medical Resort St Marys LLC 3:
Evergreen Community of Johnson County 2:
Infinity Park Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center 2:
Ignite Medical Resort A Ptr of The Univ of Kansas 2:
Kingswood 2:
Beautiful Savior Home 2:
Myers Nursing and Convalescent Center 2:
Stratford Commons Rehab and Health Care Center 2:
Maywood Terrace Living Center 2:
Village Shalom Inc 2:
Providence Place Ltcu 2:
Armour Oaks Senior Living Community 2:
Life Care Center of Kansas City 2:
Northland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center 2:
Azria Health Olathe 2:
Aspire Senior Living Platte City 2:
Seasons Rehab and Healthcare Center 2:
Aspire Senior Living Excelsior Springs 2:
Villa St Joseph 2:
Bridgewood Health Care Center 2:
Gregory Ridge Health Care Center 2:
Delmar Gardens of Overland Park 2:
Brookdale Rosehill 2:
Hidden Lake Care Center 1:
The Hilltop at Blue River 1:
Shangri-La Rehab and Living Center 1:
Parkway Health Care Center 1:
Life Care Center of Grandview 1:
Overland Park Center For Rehabilitation and Health 1:
Kaw River Care and Rehab 1:
The Summit 1:
Clara Manor Nursing Home 1:
The Healthcare Resort of Olathe 1:
Bonner Springs Nursing and Rehab Center 1:
Baptist Homes of Independence 1:
Independence Manor Care Center 1:
The Rehabilitation Center of Independence 1:
Carmel Hills Wellness and Rehabilitation 1:
Rosewood Rehab and Healthcare Center 1:
Good Samaritan Society - Olathe 1:
Parkview Healthcare 1:
Edgewood Manor Health Care Center 1:
Riverbend Post Acute Rehabilitation 1:
The Healthcare Resort of Kansas City 1:
Jefferson Health Care 1:
Medicalodges Post Acute Care Center 1:
Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital 1:
Rehab of Kansas City South 1:
Lee's Summit Place 1:
Wilshire at Lakewood Rehab Center 1:
Avalon View Health and Wellness 1:
Tiffany Springs Rehabilitation and Health Care Cente 1:
Garden Terrace at Overland Park 1:
Shawnee Gardens Healthcare and Rehab Center 1:
Adventhealth Care Center Overland Park 1:
Aspire Senior Living Oak Grove 1:

Medical Groups Affiliated with KANSAS CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER

There are 0 doctors and 0 medical groups that are affiliated with KANSAS CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER.