Thursday, Nov. 15th 2012

Robert M. Beatty, MD named top doctors by U.S. News & World Report

A local physician with Neuroscience Associates of Kansas City and the Neuroscience Institute at Overland Park Regional Medical Center has been named Top Doctors 2012 by U.S. News & World Report. Robert M. Beatty, MD, is in the nation’s 631 top neurosurgeons and the top 10 percent of neurosurgeons in the region. Dr. Beatty is featured in a recently released report by U.S. News of 31,000 doctors in a wide range of medical specialties. The determination of the prestigious nomination is based on nominations submitted by physicians, which are reviewed by a physician-led research team.

Dr. Beatty is with Neuroscience Associates of Kansas City, which is part of Midwest Physicians, and is medical director of the Neuroscience Institute at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He is board-certified in neurosurgery. Dr. Beatty did his undergraduate studies at Stanford University where he graduated with university distinction in honors chemistry. He earned his medical degree at the University of Utah School of Medicine and completed his residency at Peter Bent Brigham; Massachusetts General Hospital; and Children’s Hospital/Harvard. His fellowship was conducted at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Beatty is a diplomat of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons; a fellow of the American College of Surgeons; a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons; and a member of the Kansas City Neurology/Neurological Society, among others. Neuroscience Associates of Kansas City is a renowned practice serving greater metropolitan Kansas City.

“My practice is patient-centric,” says Dr. Beatty. “We use advanced technology and current knowledge to offer the highest level of neurological care. All of the neurosurgeons on the 2012 U.S. News & World Report honor roll are superb. I am honored to be in their good company.”

Overland Park Regional Medical Center, part of HCA Midwest Health System, is the home to Johnson County’s only Trauma Center and Level IIIb Neonatal ICU. In 2012, OPRMC was named one of the nation’s top performing hospitals on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of health care organizations.

“We are honored to have Dr. Beatty nominated to this prestigious listing of the nation’s top neurosurgeons,” says Damond Boatwright, president and chief executive officer of Overland Park Regional Medical Center. “I have always said that we have world-class healthcare, right here in Overland Park, and this honor proves that point further. Dr. Beatty’s innovative approach and comprehensive skills, in addition to offering the most current technology to patients, are assets to this community.”

About Overland Park Regional Medical Center
Overland Park Regional Medical Center, part of HCA Midwest Health System, is a licensed 350-bed facility offering acute and outpatient medical care services, including a Regional Trauma Center, an Accredited Chest Pain Center, The Women’s Center, a Level IIIB NICU, the Human Motion Institute, advanced diagnostic imaging, a Diabetes Center and many other services. Overland Park Regional Medical Center was named one of the nation’s top performing hospitals on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of health care organizations. Overland Park Regional Medical Center has received the Get With the Guidelines Stroke-Silver Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. The Breast Center of Overland Park Regional Medical Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), which is administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. In addition, the HCA Midwest Neonatal Transport Team, serving Kansas City and outlying areas, is headquartered at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. In fall 2012, OPRMC will break ground on a historic $110 million expansion for a new patient tower, Emergency Department and Trauma Center. For more information on Overland Park Regional Medical Center, visit oprmc.com.

About HCA Midwest Health System
HCA Midwest Health System is the Kansas City area’s largest healthcare network, consisting of 10 hospitals, outpatient centers, clinics, physician practices, surgery centers and an array of other services to meet the healthcare needs of the greater Kansas City area. It is also the area’s largest private-sector employer with more than 8,400 employees. HCA Midwest facilities serving the Kansas City area include Research Medical Center, Research Psychiatric Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, Lee’s Summit Medical Center, Belton Regional Medical Center, Lafayette Regional Health Center, Allen County Hospital and Cass Regional Medical Center. Midwest Physicians, which is part of HCA Midwest, is a network of experienced, multi-specialty physicians located throughout the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Midwest Physicians currently represents 278 physicians, including 104 primary care providers and 174 specialists with 77 physician practices providing care in 136 locations to serve the community. The physicians, licensed professionals and support staff who comprise the HCA Midwest team are dedicated to improving healthcare in the Greater Kansas City and outlying areas by focusing on five guiding principles: Quality, Service, People, Growth and Value. For more information on HCA Midwest Health System, visit hcamidwest.com.


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