Awards and Accreditations

Many accreditations, certifications, awards and honors have been bestowed on our health system and its individual entities. Recognition by our peers, the public, and professional ranking organizations is a testament to all our efforts in delivering the caliber of healthcare that is part of our ongoing mission.

Accreditations and Certifications:

  • Advisory Board Company
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine: Olathe Medical Center Sleep Center Accreditation
  • American Association for Respiratory Care: Quality Respiratory Care Recognition 
  • American College of Radiology (Mammography Accreditation – Olathe Medical Center and Miami County Medical Center)
  • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (Cancer Accreditation), with Commendation
  • American Diabetes Association Education Recognition for Diabetes Program (Olathe Medical Center and Miami County Medical Center)
  • American Heart Association Community Training Center
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care (Olathe Medical Center)
  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Accreditation (Olathe Medical Center, Miami County Medical Center and Olathe Medical Services)
  • College of American Pathologists
  • Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (Olathe Medical Services)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA - Olathe Medical Center and Miami County Medical Center)
  • Greater Kansas City Health Council
  • Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories – Olathe Medical Center, Miami County Medical Center and Cardiology Services
  • Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories – Cardiology Services
  • Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories – Cardiology Services
  • Johnson County Health Partnership
  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations      
    • Certified Primary Stroke Center (Olathe Medical Center)
    • Gold Recognition Award for the 2011 and 2012 Influenza Season (Olathe Medical Center, Olathe Medical Services, Inc. and Miami County Medical Center)
    • Certificate of Achievement in the 2009 Flu Vaccination Challenge (Olathe Medical Center and Miami County Medical Center)
    • Hospital Accreditation (Olathe Medical Center and Miami County Medical Center)
    • Home Health and Hospice Agency Accreditation (Olathe Medical Center)
    • Hospital Quality Alliance Participant, 2004
    • Laboratory (Miami County Medical Center)
    • Medal of honor for Organ Donation, 2005
  • Kansas Hospital Association (Olathe Medical Center and Miami County Medical Center)
  • Kansas Medical Society – Accreditation to Sponsor Continuing Medical Education for Physicians
  • Kansas State Board of Nursing – Provider for Continuing Nursing Education
  • LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (Olathe Medical Pavilion)
  • Medical Group Management Association (Olathe Medical Services)
  • Medicare and Medicaid Programs (Olathe Medical Center, Miami County Medical Center and Olathe Medical Services)
  • Mid-America Coalition on Health
  • National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (Olathe Medical Center)
  • Nuclear Lab (Olathe Medical Center)
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Olathe Medical Center and Miami County Medical Center)
  • Society of Chest Pain Center (Fully Accredited Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention)
  • Standard and Poor's "A+" long-term rating (Olathe Medical Center)
  • Various Chamber of Commerce Organizations (Olathe Medical Center, Miami County Medical Center and Olathe Medical Services)
  • Certificate of Achievement in the Flu Vaccination Challenge (Olathe Medical Center and Miami County Medical Center)
  • Top 200 Coding Hospital 2007 from Ingenix (Miami County Medical Center)

Awards and Honors:

  • American Heart Associtiation's Mission: Lifeline Program's Bronze Performance Achievement Award
  • Quality Respiratory Care Recognition Award (Olathe Medical Center)
  • Governor’s Award of Excellence (2000 and 2001)
  • Community Pride Award by the City of Olathe – Olathe Medical Center
  • Corporate Citizen of the Year by the Olathe Area Chamber of Commerce – Olathe Medical Center
  • Hear for You Program Honorable Distinction Award by Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing – Olathe Medical Center
  • Award of Merit from Kansas Department of Commerce & Housing – Miami County Medical Center
  • Model Rural Hospital by the Center for Innovation in Healthcare Facilities Branch of the American Hospital Association – Miami County Medical Center
  • Partner of the Year by the Health Partnership Clinic of Johnson County – Olathe Medical Services
  • Outstanding One-Person Health Science Library by the Health Sciences Library Group of Greater Kansas City - Olathe Medical Center
  • Outstanding Hospital of 2008 by the Community Blood Center - Olathe Medical Center

Special Recognitions:

Patient Satisfaction Awards. Miami County Medical Center and Olathe Medical Center recently received Excellence through Insight recognition through HealthStream Research, a national company that tracks patient satisfaction. Miami County Medical Center was honored for overall patient satisfaction in its inpatient unit. Olathe Medical Center was honored for its patient satisfaction in the Step-Down unit.

Top Five Hospitals for Heart Valve Replacement. Olathe Medical Center was recognized in the “Best Healthcare for Your Family” Fall 2003 edition of Money Magazine as one of the top five best hospitals in the Great Plains region for heart valve replacement surgery. The Great Plains region reaches from Texas through North Dakota and includes the central part of the United States.

First in Kansas City Area to Implement Non-surgical Lung Biopsy Technology. Physicians from Consultants in Pulmonary Medicine at Olathe Medical Center have begun using an Endobronchial Ultrasound Scope (EBUS) to perform non-surgical biopsies of the chest when testing for lung cancer.  EBUS provides significantly better accuracy and safety compared to previous lung biopsy methods.

First in Kansas City Area to Implement New Bypass Surgery Technology. Clay M. Burnett, M.D. of Kansas Heart & Lung Surgeons at Olathe Medical Center (OMC), is the first cardiothoracic surgeon in the Kansas City Area (and one of the first in the Midwest) to utilize a new technique in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients.  The C-Port Distal Anastomosis System is a technique that uses an automatic micro stapler to help attach artery and vein bypasses.

Top Three Heart Surgery Groups in Kansas. Kansas Heart and Lung Surgeons, a service of Olathe Medical Center, was recognized as one of the top three heart surgery groups in Kansas by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. This recognition is based on overall performance and quality data. Among the three Kansas hospitals honored, Olathe Medical Center was the only one from the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

Gold Performance Achievement Award for Heart Attack Care. Olathe Health System was awarded the Action Registry - GWTG  (Get with the Guidelines) Gold Performance Achievement Award by the American College of Cardiology Foundation and American Heart Association. This award recognizes hospitals and health systems for consistent, quality cardiac care.