Research Psychiatric Center
November 19, 2012

Reprinted courtesy of KC Nursing News

Research Psychiatric Center, part of HCA Midwest Health System, is a recipient of the 2012 Missouri Quality Award (MQA).

The MQA is the official state recognition for excellence in quality leadership; the annual awards are given by the Excellence in Missouri Foundation. The MQA is modeled after the prestigious Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award and is recognized as one of the strongest state-level quality award programs in the country.

Research Psychiatric Center is the only Kansas City-area health care facility to receive one of the two statewide 2012 Missouri Quality Awards and the only freestanding behavioral health facility to ever win the MQA.

Research Psychiatric Center provides a full range of inpatient psychiatric services, including group and individual therapies, expressive therapy, as well as social service, nursing and pharmacy support.

“This honor is the direct result of the hard work of professionals who help ensure the delivery of excellent health care to patients,” said Mel Lagarde, president, HCA Midwest Health System. “Research Psychiatric Center stands out for providing compassionate, evidence-based behavioral health care, a real asset in the Kansas City area.”

Research Psychiatric Center will be honored at an awards presentation banquet on Nov. 15 during the Excellence In Missouri Conference.

“I would like to thank each and every one of the Research Psychiatric Center staff, physicians and other stakeholders for their hours of hard work and preparation to demonstrate that RPC serves its mission of providing excellence in psychiatric care,” said Richard Failla, chief executive officer at Research Psychiatric Center. “The MQA is also emblematic of our unwavering commitment to provide quality and accessible patient care to meet the ever-expanding behavioral health needs of adolescent, adult and senior patients in the Greater Kansas City metro area.”