Stormont Vail Health Recognized Among Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

For the eighth consecutive year, Stormont Vail Health has been recognized among the best hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Stormont Vail is ranked second in Kansas and achieved the highest rating possible in four cardiac procedures or conditions: catheter percutaneous coronary intervention, Chest Pain-MI, left atrial appendage occlusion, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

“Achieving this ranking eight years running reinforces our team’s ongoing dedication to excellence,” said Dr. Robert Kenagy, Stormont Vail President and Chief Executive Officer. “As we continue growing throughout the state, this recognition demonstrates our commitment to delivering outstanding care in the communities we serve.”

Mayo Clinic, with whom Stormont Vail is affiliated through the Mayo Clinic Care Network, was ranked in the top 50 hospitals in 13 medical specialties and earned the highest high-performing rating for 20 of the 21 evaluated procedures and conditions on U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Hospitals Honor Roll. Through membership with the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Mayo Clinic providers’ knowledge and expertise are extended to Stormont Vail providers and patients.

The U.S. News analysis of hospitals includes data from over 5,000 centers across multiple clinical specialties, procedures, and conditions. Scores are based on various patient outcomes and care-related factors, such as patient safety and nurse staffing. Hospitals are ranked nationally in specialties and regionally in states and major metro areas. U.S. News assigns a rating to hospitals in a handful of standard procedures and conditions.

According to U.S. News, the Best Regional Hospitals rankings were created to provide consumers who want to stay close to home with an overall assessment of their region’s hospitals across multiple areas of care. To be recognized regionally, a hospital must have been nationally ranked in one of the 12 specialties or received high-performing ratings in three or more of those specialties or the procedures and conditions.

Rankings and ratings should be seen as a starting point for patients when considering where to go for care. Individual diagnosis and personal priorities will dictate their personal best choice.

About U.S. News & World Report:
U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and communities. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News, Real Estate, Careers and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

About Stormont Vail Health: Stormont Vail Health is a nonprofit integrated health system that has served the healthcare needs of Kansas for more than 130 years. Stormont Vail has been recognized as a Magnet® organization since 2009 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. It is composed of Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, a 586-bed acute care hospital, Stormont Vail Flint Hills Hospital in Junction City, a 92-bed acute care hospital, Stormont Vail Health Manhattan Campus, a primary care, specialty care, and imaging clinic, and Cotton O’Neil Clinic, a multi-specialty physician group with more than 500 providers, including more than 270 physicians. Nearly 5,700 employees provide care and support services for patients in the hospital and 35 other locations, including the Cotton O’Neil Heart Center, Cancer Center, Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, Digestive Health Center, Pediatric clinics and 10 regional primary care clinics. Stormont Vail is proud to be a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and partner with Children’s Mercy Topeka. Stormont Vail Health is committed to its mission of improving the health of the community by being a national leader in providing compassionate, high quality and efficient integrated care through collaboration that results in a healthier community. For more information about Stormont Vail and Cotton O’Neil, visit For breaking news and videos, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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