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Awards and accreditations

We are proud of the achievements of our hospital and celebrate our awards and accreditations.

2020

  • American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain - MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2020. Liberty Hospital is one of only 140 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The hospital demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry for two consecutive years (2018 and 2019), and performed at the highest level for specific performance measures to receive this 2020 award.

  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Award and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award. See press release.

  • Healthcare Financial Management Association's (HFMA) 2020 MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle. Liberty Hospital is among 23 health providers in the nation to receive this recognition for innovative revenue cycle practices, and it is the only one in Missouri to earn this distinction.

  • Supporter of the Patient Financial Communications Best Practices
    by the HFMA.
    Demonstrating that it follows nearly 100 best practices in financial interactions with patients, Liberty Hospital joins a select group of healthcare providers that have received this first-of-its-kind national recognition.

  • Healthcare Business Insight’s 2019 Revenue Cycle Award. Liberty Hospital was one of only four hospitals in the nation to receive the honor. See complete press release

  • Spring 2020 Grade A by the Leapfrog Group, a national hospital watchdog organization

2020 Best of the Northland

GOLD
Sports Medicine
The Liberty Clinic
Urgent Care
McKnight Eye Centers
Ward Ohlhausen, MD, Northland OB

SILVER
Best Hospital
Place to Work 50+ Employees
Emergency Room
Matthew Nielsen, DPM, Comprehensive Foot Centers
Laura Wolfe, MD, Northland Women's Health Care
BRONZE
Liberty Hospital Hospice
Demetrios Maragos, MD, Liberty Cardiovascular Specialists
Joshua Niemann, MD, MU Orthopaedics
Timothy Billharz, MD, Northland OB

2019

  • State Designated Level II hospital in the Northland in all three time critical diagnoses: stroke, STEMI/heart attack, and trauma
  • Fall 2019 Grade A by the Leapfrog Group, a national hospital watchdog organization
  • Liberty Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology's NCDR Chest Pain-MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2019. That means we are among the nation's top-performing hospitals for heart attack treatment.
  • 2019 Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Achievement Award
  • Liberty Hospital Hospice: SHP Best Superior Performer Patient Satisfaction award
  • Commission on Cancer Accredited Center

Best of the Northland 2019 - Courier-Tribune

Gold

  • Best Hospital
  • Best Place to Work (over 50 employees)
  • The Kearney Clinic
  • The Orthopedic Surgeons Clinic (Now MU Orthopaedics)
  • Matthew Beuerlein, M.D., The Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic
  • Joshua Niemann, M.D., The Orthopedic Surgeons Clinic

Silver

  • The Liberty Clinic
  • Liberty Hospital Sports Medicine
  • John Barth, D.O., The Kearney Clinic
  • Melanie Phillips, Au.D., CCC-A, The Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic

Bronze

  • Emergency Room
  • Liberty Hospital Hospice
  • Liberty Hospital Urgent Care Shoal Creek
  • B.J. Maloney, PT, Liberty Hospital Sports Medicine
  • Dwarak Soundarraj, M.D., FACC, Liberty Cardiovascular Specialists

Medical Staff

Silver

  • John Hertenstein, M.D., Health Care for Children
  • Scott McKnight, M.D., McKnight Eye Centers
  • David Paul, D.O., Orthopedic Surgeons Inc. (OSI)

Bronze

  • Karen Driskell, M.D., FACOG, Northland Women's Health Care
  • Mary Clare Reardon, M.D., (retired) Northland Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Michael Justice, D.O., Orthopedic Surgeons Inc. (OSI)
  • Robert Paul, D.O., Orthopedic Surgeons Inc. (OSI)

2018

State-Desinated Level II STEMI Center

  • American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award: Liberty Hospital is one of only 95 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
  • Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Award
  • Best of the Northland:

Category

Winner

Place

Practice

Place to Work over 50

Liberty Hospital

Silver

Emergency Room

Liberty Hospital

Silver

Hospital

Liberty Hospital

Gold

Medical Clinic

The Liberty Clinic

Gold

Sports Medicine

Liberty Hospital Sports Medicine

Gold

Sports Medicine

Chris Scott, P.T.

Silver

The Kearney Clinic

Urgent Care

Liberty Hospital Urgent Care Shoal Creek

Bronze

Audiologist

Matthew Beuerlein, M.D.

Silver

Northland Ear, Nose & Throat

Cardiologist

Demetrios Maragos, M.D.

Silver

Liberty Cardiovascular Specialists

Dermatologist

Scott Darling, M.D.

Silver

Total Skin Center

Eye Surgeon

Scott McKnight, M.D.

Gold

McKnight Eye Centers

Family Physician

John Barth, D.O.

Gold

The Kearney Clinic

Family Physician

Robert Thomas, M.D.

Bronze

The Kearney Clinic

OBGYN

Mary Clare Reardon, M.D.

Gold

Northland OBGYN

OBGYN

Ward Ohlhausen, M.D.

Bronze

Northland OBGYN

Orthopedic Physician

Adam Rives, M.D.

Gold

The Orthopedic Surgeons Clinic

Orthopedic Physician

Les Thomas, M.D.

Silver

The Orthopedic Surgeons Clinic

Orthopedic Physician

Ryan Snyder, M.D.

Bronze

Liberty Orthopedics

Pediatrician

John Hertenstein, M.D.

Gold

Health Care for Children

Pediatrician

Robin Morris, M.D.

Silver

The Liberty Clinic

Pediatrician

Paul Lively, M.D.

Bronze

Health Care for Children

Physical Therapist

Chris Scott, P.T.

Bronze

Liberty Hospital Sports Medicine

Podiatrist

James Good, DPM

Gold

Comprehensive Foot Centers

Podiatrist

Matthew Nielson, DPM

Bronze

Comprehensive Foot Centers

Volunteer Group

Liberty Hospital Volunteers

Bronze

Hospice Services

Liberty Hospital Home Health & Hospice

Silver

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



2011-2016

  • 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
  • Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

2015

  • 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

2014

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.