Via Christi Wichita hospitals in top 5 percent in nation

Via Christi Health said today that its Wichita hospitals — Via Christi on St. Francis and Via Christi on Harry — are in the top 5 percent of hospitals in the country for clinical performance, according to the HealthGrades Hospital Quality and Clinical Excellence study.

The study grades hospitals on clinical performance across 26 medical diagnoses and procedures.

Via Christi said this is the fifth consecutive year that its hospitals achieved the ranking, which they share with 266 other hospitals in the country.