What is CareChex?
What is CareChex?
About Us
Welcome to Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital
Located in Wichita, KS, Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital (KSSH) is a regional center for the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the spine, joint and bone. Dedicated to improving the quality of life of our patients, Kansas Spine practices a team approach, providing patients with access to a specialized team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, neuroradiologists, internal medicine physicians and nurses.
Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital was founded in 2003 as a truly unique offering on the Great Plans including a comprehensive diagnostic center, an array of treatment modalities, highly trained surgeons, the most advanced imaging technology, and one of the nation's first digital records and charting systems. We are a network provider for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Coventry Healthcare, Preferred Health Systems, Tricare, United Healthcare, WPPA, Medicare, Medicaid and various other insurers. Kansas Spine provides Workers Compensation services under the State of Kansas Workers Compensation Program.
Our Mission
Our ultimate mission is to help our patients return to their highest possible range of mobility and the activities they most enjoy. With this mission in mind, we strive to be an industry leader in spinal treatment, education, and research and development. Kansas Spine is a 100% physician-owned hospital, so our physicians are uniquely motivated toward the success of their patients.

Our physician owners are:

Steven Ericksen, MD
Mohamed Mahomed, MD
Patient-Centered
Care that focuses on the patient is caring about the details. Our patients benefit from individualized care that is designed to meet unique needs – from private rooms and ergonomic floor plans to our compassionate and highly trained staff. Kansas Spine’s hospital staff understands that comfort and good nutritional care are an important part of the recovery process. Front door parking, wireless internet access, and made-to-order dietary services prepared by a culinary-trained chef. Guests also enjoy fine dining on site at the Mosaic Grill.
Technology Forward
State-of-the-art imaging equipment allows our team to diagnose and plan surgeries with high levels of accuracy and success. We continue to be the only facility in Wichita with a 3.0 Tesla (3T) MRI. Apart from shorter scan times, the 3T substantially increases imaging resolution. This type of quality allows earlier diagnosis and treatment and leads to better outcomes.

A key ingredient of superior care is excellent technology. Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital is proud to offer the following technologies:
The area's only 3T MRI machine, an imaging device so sophisticated that doctors of other specialties bring their patients here to take advantage of its diagnostic accuracy.

A multi-detector CT system, which provides detailed images that literally take diagnostics to a new level. It also allows doctors to plan surgeries with unprecedented detail, which makes them safer and less invasive.

Fluoroscopic imaging during surgeries and anesthetic procedures allows doctors to watch real-time images from inside the body as they work.

Kansas’ first electronic medical records facility, an immeasurable improvement over previous systems. Our integrated medical records system allows each patient to fill out a form once—and only once, which expedites their visit and provides doctors and staff with all the information they need, all the time. It allows us to streamline the healthcare experience, more effectively educate patients and their families, and avoid problems related to medication allergies and incompatibilities.
Awards & Recognition
Studies have shown that patients treated in specialty hospitals are likely to have better outcomes, lower infection rates, better inter-hospital communication and patient satisfaction, and shorter lengths of stay. Hospital data collected by the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and CareChex® - an information service of Quantros, Inc., ranks Kansas Spine in the upper echelon of categories most important to patients.


2017
  • #1 in Nation for Patient Safety in Spinal Fusion for the 4th consecutive year.
  • #1 in Kansas for Medical Excellence in Spinal Fusion
  • #1 in Kansas for Patient Safety in Spinal Surgery
  • #1 in Kansas for Medical Excellence in Spinal Surgery
  • #1 in Kansas for Patient Safety in Neurological Care
  • #1 in Kansas for Medical Excellence in Neurological Care
  • #1 in Kansas for Patient Safety in Major Orthopedic Surgery
  • Top 10% in Nation for Patient Safety in Overall Hospital Care and Overall Surgical Care
  • Top 10% in Nation for Medical Excellence in Overall Hospital Care and Overall Surgical Care
2016
  • Five-Star Rated for Overall Hospital Quality, by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • #1 in Nation for Patient Safety in Spinal Fusion for the 3rd year
  • #1 in the Midwest for Patient Safety in Spinal Surgery
  • #1 in Kansas for Medical Excellence in Spinal Fusion
  • #1 in Kansas for Medical Excellence in Spinal Surgery
  • #1 in Kansas for Patient Safety in Major Orthopedic Surgery
  • Top 10% in Nation for Patient Safety in Overall Hospital Care and Overall Surgical Care
  • Top 10% in Nation for Medical Excellence in Overall Hospital Care and Overall Surgical Care
2015
  • #1 in Nation for Medical Excellence in Spinal Fusion
  • #1 in Nation for Patient Safety in Spinal Fusion
  • #1 in Region (and #2 in Nation) for Patient Safety in Spinal Surgery
  • #1 in Kansas for Medical Excellence in Major Orthopedic Surgery
  • #1 in Kansas for Patient Safety in Major Orthopedic Surgery
  • #1 in Kansas for Medical Excellence in Spinal Surgery
  • #1 in Market for Patient Safety in Neurological Care
  • Top 10% in Nation for Patient Satisfaction in Overall Hospital Care, Overall Medical Care, and Overall Surgical Care
2014
  • #1 in Kansas for Patient Safety in Major Orthopedic Surgery
  • #1 in Kansas for Major Orthopedic Surgery
  • #1 in Nation for Patient Safety in Spinal Fusion
  • Top 10% in Nation for Patient Satisfaction in Overall Hospital Care
  • Top 100 in Nation for Spinal Surgery
  • #1 in Kansas for Patient Safety in Overall Surgical Care
  • #3 in Nation for Medical Excellence in Spinal Surgery
2013
  • #1 in Kansas for Spinal Fusion
  • #1 in Kansas for Spinal Surgery
  • Top 100 in Nation for Patient Safety in Spinal Fusion
  • #1 in Kansas for Major Orthopedic Surgery
  • #1 in Kansas for Patient Safety in Spinal Surgery
What is CareChex®?
CareChex®, - an information service of Quantros, Inc., awards honors based on composite evaluation of medical quality, including process of care, outcomes of care and patient experiences.

CareChex® is one of the nation's largest privately held healthcare information service companies. CareChex® provides clinical, financial and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers and purchasers of U.S. medical care. Unlike other publicly available hospital quality ratings, CareChex® provides a composite evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care and patient experiences.

For more publicly available data on Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital and other medical centers, go to Consumer Access to Hospital Quality Ratings at www.carechex.com.
Physician-Owned Hospital (POH)
Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital is a physician-owned hospital (POH) and is a member of Physician Hospitals of America (PHA).

Quality patient care is paramount to us, and we believe that when physicians are empowered to be directly involved in all aspects of patient care, the patient directly benefits.
As a POH, our physicians oversee all areas of our facility -- from administration and the building itself, to surgical schedules, and the policies that are established. They have a vested stake in ensuring our environment is clean and safe with a staff that is well-trained to provide specialized care, using the most technologically advanced equipment.

Physician-owned hospitals are known for top-notch healthcare and continually rank higher in overall patient satisfaction and outcomes. We take pride in being able to offer our patients the highest quality, most comprehensive care.

For more information on physician-owned hospitals, visit Physician Hospitals of America.
What is CareChex?
About Us
Welcome to Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital
Located in Wichita, KS, Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital (KSSH) is a regional center for the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the spine, joint and bone. Dedicated to improving the quality of life of our patients, Kansas Spine practices a team approach, providing patients with access to a specialized team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, neuroradiologists, internal medicine physicians and nurses.
 
Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital is a physician-owned hospital and was founded in 2003 as a truly unique offering on the Great Plains, including a comprehensive diagnostic center, an array of treatment modalities, highly trained surgeons, the most advanced imaging technology, and one of the nation’s first digital records and charting systems. We are a network provider for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Coventry Healthcare, Preferred Health Systems, Tricare, United Healthcare, WPPA, Medicare, Medicaid and various other insurers. Kansas Spine provides Workers Compensation services under the State of Kansas Workers Compensation Program.
Our Mission
Our ultimate mission is to help our patients return to their highest possible range of mobility and the activities they most enjoy. With this mission in mind, we strive to be an industry leader in spinal treatment, education, and research and development. Kansas Spine is a 100% physician-owned hospital, so our physicians are uniquely motivated toward the success of their patients.
 
Our physician owners are:
Prince Chan, MD
John Dickerson, MD
Raymond Grundmeyer III, MD
Matthew Henry, MD
Fadi N. Joudi, MD
Chris Lothes, MD
Gregory Meister, MD
B. Theo Mellion, MD, PhD
Timothy A. Richardson, MD
Chandra Tokala, MD
James Weimar, MD, PhD
 
Patient-Centered
Care that focuses on the patient is caring about the details. Our patients benefit from individualized care that is designed to meet unique needs – from private rooms and ergonomic floor plans to our compassionate and highly trained staff. Kansas Spine’s hospital staff understands that comfort and good nutritional care are an important part of the recovery process. Front door parking, wireless internet access, and made-to-order dietary services prepared by a culinary-trained chef. Guests also enjoy fine dining on site at the Mosaic Grill.
 
Technology Forward
State-of-the-art imaging equipment allows our team to diagnose and plan surgeries with high levels of accuracy and success. We continue to be the only facility in Wichita with a 3.0 Tesla (3T) MRI. Apart from shorter scan times, the 3T substantially increases imaging resolution. This type of quality allows earlier diagnosis and treatment and leads to better outcomes.
A key ingredient of superior care is excellent technology. Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital is proud to offer the following technologies:
The area’s only 3T MRI machine, an imaging device so sophisticated that doctors of other specialties bring their patients here to take advantage of its diagnostic accuracy.
A multi-detector CT system, which provides detailed images that literally take diagnostics to a new level. It also allows doctors to plan surgeries with unprecedented detail, which makes them safer and less invasive.
Fluoroscopic imaging during surgeries and anesthetic procedures allows doctors to watch real-time images from inside the body as they work.
Kansas’ first electronic medical records facility, an immeasurable improvement over previous systems. Our integrated medical records system allows each patient to fill out a form once—and only once, which expedites their visit and provides doctors and staff with all the information they need, all the time. It allows us to streamline the healthcare experience, more effectively educate patients and their families, and avoid problems related to medication allergies and incompatibilities.
Awards & Recognitions
Studies have shown that patients treated in specialty hospitals are likely to have better outcomes, lower infection rates, better inter-hospital communication and patient satisfaction, and shorter lengths of stay. Hospital data collected by CareChex, a division of Comparion® Medical Analytics, ranks Kansas Spine in the upper echelon of categories most important to patients. Click here to see our awards.
2017
  • #1 in Nation for Patient Safety in Spinal Fusion for the 4th consecutive year.
  • #1 in Kansas for Medical Excellence in Spinal Fusion
  • #1 in Kansas for Patient Safety in Spinal Surgery
  • #1 in Kansas for Medical Excellence in Spinal Surgery
  • #1 in Kansas for Patient Safety in Neurological Care
  • #1 in Kansas for Medical Excellence in Neurological Care
  • #1 in Kansas for Patient Safety in Major Orthopedic Surgery
  • Top 10% in Nation for Patient Safety in Overall Hospital Care and Overall Surgical Care
  • Top 10% in Nation for Medical Excellence in Overall Hospital Care and Overall Surgical Care
2016
  • Five-Star Rated for Overall Hospital Quality, by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • #1 in Nation for Patient Safety in Spinal Fusion for the 3rd year
  • #1 in the Midwest for Patient Safety in Spinal Surgery
  • #1 in Kansas for Medical Excellence in Spinal Fusion
  • #1 in Kansas for Medical Excellence in Spinal Surgery
  • #1 in Kansas for Patient Safety in Major Orthopedic Surgery
  • Top 10% in Nation for Patient Safety in Overall Hospital Care and Overall Surgical Care
  • Top 10% in Nation for Medical Excellence in Overall Hospital Care and Overall Surgical Care
2015
  • #1 in Nation for Medical Excellence in Spinal Fusion
  • #1 in Nation for Patient Safety in Spinal Fusion
  • #1 in Region (and #2 in Nation) for Patient Safety in Spinal Surgery
  • #1 in Kansas for Medical Excellence in Major Orthopedic Surgery
  • #1 in Kansas for Patient Safety in Major Orthopedic Surgery
  • #1 in Kansas for Medical Excellence in Spinal Surgery
  • #1 in Market for Patient Safety in Neurological Care
  • Top 10% in Nation for Patient Satisfaction in Overall Hospital Care, Overall Medical Care, and Overall Surgical Care
2014
  • #1 in Kansas for Patient Safety in Major Orthopedic Surgery
  • #1 in Kansas for Major Orthopedic Surgery
  • #1 in Nation for Patient Safety in Spinal Fusion
  • Top 10% in Nation for Patient Satisfaction in Overall Hospital Care
  • Top 100 in Nation for Spinal Surgery
  • #1 in Kansas for Patient Safety in Overall Surgical Care
  • #3 in Nation for Medical Excellence in Spinal Surgery

2013

  • #1 in Kansas for Spinal Fusion
  • #1 in Kansas for Spinal Surgery
  • Top 100 in Nation for Patient Safety in Spinal Fusion
  • #1 in Kansas for Major Orthopedic Surgery
  • #1 in Kansas for Patient Safety in Spinal Surgery
Who is CareChex?
CareChex - an information service of Quantros, Inc., awards honors based on composite evaluation of medical quality, including process of care, outcomes of care and patient experiences.
CareChex® is one of the nation's largest privately held healthcare information service companies. CareChex® provides clinical, financial and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers and purchasers of U.S. medical care. Unlike other publicly available hospital quality ratings, CareChex® provides a composite evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care and patient experiences.
 
For more publicly available data on Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital and other medical centers, go to Consumer Access to Hospital Quality Ratings at www.carechex.com.
Physician-Owned Hospital (POH)
Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital is a physician-owned hospital (POH) and is a member of Physician Hospitals of America (PHA).

Quality patient care is paramount to us, and we believe that when physicians are empowered to be directly involved in all aspects of patient care, the patient directly benefits.
As a POH, our physicians oversee all areas of our facility -- from administration and the building itself, to surgical schedules, and the policies that are established. They have a vested stake in ensuring our environment is clean and safe with a staff that is well-trained to provide specialized care, using the most technologically advanced equipment.

Physician-owned hospitals are known for top-notch healthcare and continually rank higher in overall patient satisfaction and outcomes. We take pride in being able to offer our patients the highest quality, most comprehensive care.

For more information on physician-owned hospitals, visit Physician Hospitals of America.