Facility Recognition Awards

In partnership with the Kansas Hospital Association and the Kansas Midwives Alliance, the Kansas Newborn Screening Program created a recognition program for hospitals, facilities, and midwives dedicated to achieving higher newborn screening standards. Health care facilities and newborn providers can earn recognition by meeting or exceeding state quality, reporting and timeliness goals or state averages in the following categories:    

  • Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) Screening    
  • Hearing Screening   
  • Collection Age      
  • Transit Time    
  • Unsatisfactory Rate for Metabolic and Genetic Screening
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Learn more about the Facility Recognition Awards (PDF).

  1. 2021 Honorees
  2. 2020 Honorees
  3. 2019 Honorees

Third Annual Facility Recognitions

On October 15, 2022, 136 health care facilities and midwives were honored for their dedication to higher newborn screening standards in 2021. Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Nemaha Valley Community Hospital, and Neosho Memorial Hospital have been awarded recognition as the All Around Best of the Best for earning recognition in four or more categories. Eighteen additional facilities earned a "Best of the Best" designation for either point-of-care screenings (hearing and critical congenital heart defects) or metabolic and genetic screenings. Read the press release (PDF) and learn more about the awards (PDF). Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Congratulations to all the 2021 honorees.