Accreditations and Awards

Accreditations

Liberty Hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. To earn and maintain The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™, an organization must undergo an on-site survey by a Joint Commission survey team at least every three years. Other accreditations and certifications include:

  • The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation certified Liberty Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program.
  • The echocardiography lab at Liberty Hospital is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Labs. The hospital is among 1,000 labs in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to be recognized for high quality and commitment to excellence for diagnostic testing.
  • Liberty Hospital’s laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists.
  • Liberty Hospital's Women’s Imaging is accredited by the American College of Radiology and certified by the Food and Drug Administration under the Mammography Quality Standards Act.
  • Liberty Hospital’s diabetes education program is a recognized program approved by the American Diabetes Association.
  • The Liberty Hospital Regional Cancer Program, clinically affiliated with Saint Luke's Cancer Institute is accredited by the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer.

Awards

2017 Best of the Northland Awards

Gold Winners:
Dwarak Soundarraj, M.D.

Gold

Best Cardiologist

Liberty Cardiovascular Specialists

 

Scott McKnight, M.D.

Gold

Best Eye Surgeon

McKnight Eye Centers

 

The Liberty Clinic

Gold

Best Medical Clinic

   

Mary Clare Reardon, M.D.

Gold

Best OB/GYN

Northland Obstetrics & Gynecology

 

Adam Rives, M.D.

Gold

Best Orthopedic Physician

The Orthopedic Surgeons Clinic

 

John Hertenstein, M.D.

Gold

Best Pediatrician

Healthcare for Children

 

Chris Scott

Gold

Best Physical Therapist

The Kearney Clinic

 

Matthew Nielsen, DPM

Gold

Best Podiatrist

Comprehensive Foot Centers

 

Liberty Hospital Sports Medicine

Gold

Best Sports Medicine

   

Liberty Hospital Urgent Care

Gold

Best Urgent Care

   
         

Silver Winners:
Demetrios Maragos, M.D.

Silver

Best Cardiologist

Liberty Cardiovascular Specialists

 

John Barth, D.O.

Silver

Best Family Physician

The Kearney Clinic

 

Liberty Hospital

Silver

Best Hospital

   

Timothy Billharz, M.D.

Silver

Best OB/GYN

Northland Obstetrics & Gynecology

 

David Paul, D.O.

Silver

Best Orthopedic Physician

Orthopedic Surgeons Inc.

 

Robin Morris, M.D.

Silver

Best Pediatrician

The Liberty Clinic

 

Liberty Hospital

Silver

Best Place to Work (over 50 employees)

   


Bronze Winners:
Stephen Wiles, M.D.

Bronze

Best Eye Surgeon

Perfect Sense

Sam Cangelosi

Bronze

Best Northland Artist

Liberty Hospital Marketing

Alan Cornett, D.O.

Bronze

Best Orthopedic Physician

Orthopedic Surgeons, Inc.

James Good, DPM

Bronze

Best Podiatrist

Comprehensive Foot Centers

             



2016 Awards

  • LEAPFROG Safety Score A for Patient Safety in Spring and Fall 2016 Hospital Safety Score.
  • Best Hospital in the Northland
  • Best Place to Work (50+ Employees)
  • 100% Patient Satisfaction Rating for Liberty Hospital Women's Imaging (HealthStream)
  • Liberty Hospital Hospice - SHP Best Premier Performer Patient Satisfaction Award 

2015 Awards

  • LEAPFROG Safety Score A for Patient Safety in 2015 Hospital Safety Score.
  • 2015 Platinum Performance Achievement Award Action Registry – GWTG from the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American College of Emergency Physicians and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
  • The Birthing Center at Liberty Hospital was named to the Immunization Action Coalition’s Birth Dose Honor Roll.
  • Kyle Schneweis, M.D., CIC, earns credentials to provide ImPACT Concussion Care Management.
  • Primaris – Making The Difference Award
  • Missouri Hospital Engagement Network Improving Individually, Learning Collabortively recognition for 2012 and 2013
  • Missouri State Quality Assessment (MSQR) survey of Women’s Imaging 
  • 2015 Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the American Association for Respiratory Care
  • 2015 Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Plus Receiving Center award by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The award recognizes Liberty Hospital‘s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of STEMI care by ensuring that STEMI patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
  • Liberty Hospital Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Award 2014 - 2015
  • Missouri “Show Me 5” Hospital Initiative – award 2015                                                                                                         

American Heart Bronze Award

2014 Awards

  • Liberty Hospital was the gold award winner in the Best of the Northland contest in 2014. Readers across the Northland vote for their favorites in a variety of categories. Liberty Hospital also received a silver award for Best Place to Work in the Northland. Other 2014 winners were: Cardiologist - Dwarak Soundarraj, M.D., FACC - Gold and Demetrios Maragos, M.D., FACC - Bronze; Medical Clinic - The Liberty Clinic - Silver; Family Physician - Brad Garstang, M.D. - Bronze; In-Home Care - Liberty Hospital Home Health - Gold.
  • The American Nurses Association NDNQI recognition for Outstanding Commitment to Quality Patient Care Award 2014
  • The Birthing Center at Liberty Hospital was the second hospital in the state to be named to the Immunization Action Coalition’s Birth Dose Honor Roll.
  • Named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of of the nations “100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs”
  • Platinum Performance Achievement Award (2014, 2015)—American College of Cardiology Foundation NCDR® ACTION Registry®—GWTG – (for performance with Acute Myocardial Infarction – Heart attack patients)
  • Recognition for contributions with Missouri HEN (Hospital Engagement Network) –Award 2014

2013 Awards

  • Voted Favorite Place to Have a Baby in Missouri by readers of KC Parent magazine in the 2013 Family Favorites Contest.
  • Liberty Hospital was named to the list of 100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs by Becker's Hospital Review.
  • Platinum Performance Achievement Award (2012, 2013)—American College of Cardiology Foundation NCDR® ACTION Registry®—GWTG.
  • Best of the Northland 2013
    • Best Hospital—Silver Award
    • Best Medical Clinic—Silver Award—The Liberty Clinic
    • Best Cardiologist—Silver Award—Dr. Dwarak Soundarraj
    • Best Pediatrician—Bronze Award—Dr. Elizabeth Gerstner

2011 Awards

  • Liberty Hospital was recognized by Primaris, Missouri's Quality Improvement Organization, with a quality award for our medication reconciliation process and surgical care improvement projects.
  • Liberty Hospital was named as one of the best hospitals in the metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report.
  • The Health Resource Library received the award for Excellence in Consumer Services from the Health Sciences Library Network of Kansas City.
  • Best of the Northland 2011.
    • Best Hospital—Gold Award.
    • Best Medical Clinic—Silver Award—The Liberty Clinic.

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