In national rankings recently released, Consumer Reports ranked Hutchinson Regional Medical Center (HRMC) number 8 in patient safety out of 128 hospitals in Kansas.
These ratings are based on a safety score compiled by Consumer Reports. The CR Safety Score is a composite of five key measures of patient safety: readmissions, complications, communication, overuse of CT scans, and infections.
Consumer Reports statistically adjust their data to account for differences in hospitals due to the types of patients they serve. Scores related to the chance of readmission and patient experience in surgery were adjusted based on the health status of the patients.
Other area hospitals ranked included:
- 9 - Hays Medical Center
- 11 - Salina Regional Health Center
- 13 - Pratt Regional Medical Center
- 20 - Wesley Medical Center of Wichita
- 26 - McPherson Hospital
- 28 - Susan B. Allen in El Dorado
- 31 & 32 - Via Christi hospitals in Wichita
The scores are based a 100 point scale with HRMC achieving a score of 62. The hospital with the highest ranking in Kansas received a score of 68, with the lowest finishing at 39.
HRMC showed improvement in the following categories: