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St. Francis Health Makes List of Most Affordable Hospitals

May 05, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Ben Bauman,
Communication & PR Mgr. St. Francis Health
785-295-8932 or 785-364-6220

St. Francis Health Makes List of Most Affordable Hospitals
Top Ten List Includes St. Francis Health at Number Two

Topeka, KS – A consumer website ranks St. Francis Health near the top of its list of most affordable hospitals in Kansas. The site, NerdWallet Health, determined the 10 most affordable hospitals in the state, and ranked St. Francis Health #2 on the list.
 
NerdWallet Health, created a tool to analyze data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. It then compared the 100 most common treatments at 54 Kansas hospitals and found the hospitals that offered the greatest number of affordable treatments.

In its profile of St. Francis Health, NerdWallet Health noted the hospital’s range of services, including a fully integrated heart and vascular center, its network of primary care clinics, emergency services and surgical services. The rankings specifically highlighted St. Francis Health’s affordable care for respiratory failure and hip replacement.

NerdWallet Health also obtained patient satisfaction data from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) to determine the percentage of patients who said they would "definitely recommend this hospital" to others. St. Francis Health achieved a patient satisfaction rating of 74%.

For more information on NerdWallet Health’s methodology and to the see the full list, go to www.nerdwallet.com.

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About St. Francis Health 
St. Francis Health, located in Topeka, Kansas, is a nonprofit Catholic health care network in the SCL Health System. Since 1909, our multispecialty care community has worked together to pioneer inspired, innovative care in our mission to improve not only the health of those we serve, but to improve their lives. From our 378-bed medical center in Topeka to more than 20 clinics throughout the region, St. Francis Health employs more than 100 primary and specialty care providers, all focused on delivering the region’s most advanced technology and compassionate care. For more information, visit us at www.stfrancistopeka.org.