Year Established: 1964
Shawnee Mission Medical Center is a general medical and surgical hospital in Shawnee Mission, KS. It performed nearly at the level of nationally ranked U.S. News Best Hospitals in 1 adult specialty, as... more shown below. Shawnee Mission Medical Center has 376 beds. The hospital had 19,716 admissions in the latest year for which data are available. It performed 4,610 annual inpatient and 4,827 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 64,829 visits.
My father was brought to the emergency room for dementia symptoms that included a few minutes when he passed out. I found that the nurse that helped us in the emergency room was excellent. The tests... more were run and No issues were found. The doctors wanted to admit him to the hospital for further tests. I expressed my opinion that someone with dementia will become even more agitated when in an unfamiliar environment.
That is what happened. I was asked to come back to the hospital and keep him calm because the calming medications were not working quickly enough.
After two hours, the medications had not helped his anxiousness. A physician was contacted and after waiting for his arrival, he denied any more medication. That is one thing. After talking with him for a few minutes it became obvious to me that this Dr. had not even read his chart. That is not acceptable. I think that doctors should actually have charts and facts before deciding on medications.
The nurses were wonderful. The doctors lacking in knowledge and professionalism. Also, issue with admitting a 96 year old with dementia after all tests came back with no findings was not the right call in my opinion.
We would like to recommend to everyone Prairie Star Emergency room and Shawnee Mission Medical Center because the excellent care we received!!!! We were in the KC area from Arizona visiting family when... more my husband required emergency care. At Prairie Star emergency room he was seen within 5 minutes of arriving and treatment began soon after (on a Saturday night)! The ER physician at Prairie Star quickly diagnosed the problem and began necessary treatment! Our nurse Cathryn was wonderful!!!! She put us at ease with a balance of exceptional, efficient nursing skills as well as compassionate care of not only my husband (the patient) but my daughter and I as well. Cathryn’s gentle sense of humor put us at ease right away!!! She kept us well informed at all times! The transfer to Shawnee Mission Medical Center was seamless! At Shawnee Mission Medical Center we saw Dr. Wood, Oral surgeon early the next morning and continuing treatment was set up before we even left the hospital! Everyone was amazing! The hospitalist physicians we saw were kind and thorough!!! The nursing staff and support staff provided excellent care! When my husband ordered food after not eating for quite some time, the food arrived within 5 minutes!!!! Discharge was quick and easy!!!! We are so grateful to everyone to Prairie Star ER and Shawnee Mission Medical Center for their wonderful care.
Brought my daughter into the ER, per Urgent Cares recommendation. Been here 2 hours not one person has come in form the clinical staff. But their billing made sure to meet us at the door as we walked in... more to collect information!! This is ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE! She is 7 covered in hives crying itching and in pain! I requested someone to come in and was told they would see if someone is available. I get they go by priority but 2 hours and not even someone asking if she wanted a drink or give her Benadryl or tell me what is wrong!!!!!! This is AWFUL! I feel like I may get better results going to Providence Medical Center....
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)
Rate - 15.6% (0.4% below the national rate)
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