Pratt Regional Medical Center achieves healthcare ‘Triple Crown’ for patient care and safety

Andie Dean
Pratt Tribune
The back entrance to Pratt Regional Medical Center leads into areas where dedicated staff and employees work hard every day to achieve top-notch patient care and safety.

Pratt Regional Medical Center has achieved a first in its 70-year history: a healthcare “Triple Crown.” It is not only a first for the 35 bed acute care hospital, it’s an exclusive group overall – with fewer than a handful of hospitals across the entire U.S. achieving this level of excellence in patient safety, patient care, patient outcomes and patient experience.

“Congratulations to Pratt Regional Medical Center on this impressive distinction,” said Senator Jerry Moran. “Quality local health care is an important factor when people decide where to live, and I applaud PRMC’s commitment to caring for the people in south central Kansas.”

In March, the National Rural Health Association (NHRA) announced the hospital’s ranking on their Top 20 Rural and Community Hospitals® list. PRMC was the only hospital in Kansas named to the list. This is the 2nd year in a row for Pratt Regional Medical Center to make the Top 20 list, and 3rd year in a row to be within the Top 100 rural and community hospitals across our nation.

“Patient care that meets the highest standards of safety and quality is a strategic priority of the Kansas Hospital Association and the hospitals we serve,” said Chad Austin, president and CEO of the Kansas Hospital Association. “Delivering the right care at the right time in the right setting is a core mission of Kansas hospitals. Congratulations to Pratt Regional Medical Center for their excellent commitment to improving the quality of care they deliver every day.”

The Leapfrog Group in April released that Pratt Regional Medical Center had earned its 4th Straight “A” grade for Patient Safety. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. Only 12 Kansas hospitals received "A" grades during the Spring 2021 period, and PRMC is the only hospital in a community with under 20,000 people.

Also in late April, PRMC learned of its overall CMS 5-Star Rating, CMS assigned star ratings to hospitals nationwide based on their performance across five quality categories. This top rating places PRMC in the top 13.56% of over 4,000 hospitals nationwide; one of only 5 facilities in Kansas that can claim this distinction.

"The Triple Crown is impressive in horse racing, but we believe it is even more impressive in healthcare, said Bill Keller, Chairman, Pratt Regional Medical Center Board of Directors. "The recognition of Pratt Regional Medical Center as a Triple Crown winner in healthcare is clearly an indication of the great dedication and service of PRMC staff in striving, every day, to be simply the best."