Belton, MO — Belton Regional Medical Center — part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare providertoday announced it is five-star rated for critical care and orthopedics, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. These five-star ratings reflect Belton Regional Medical Center’s dedication to delivering better-than-expected clinical outcomes for diabetic emergencies, sepsis treatment, hip fracture treatment, and total hip replacement and distinguishes it as one of the nation’s leading hospitals for specialty care.

The Five-Star Healthgrades recognition Belton Regional Medical Center received includes:

  • Critical Care
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies in 2023
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis in 2023
  • Orthopedics
    • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 2 Years in a Row (2022-203)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement in 2023

“HCA Midwest Health is honored to have Belton Regional Medical Center recognized as a Five-Star recipient from Healthgrades,” says HCA Midwest Health President Keith Zimmerman. “These awards speak to our organization’s commitment to high-quality specialty care and our dedication to strong physician partnerships to achieve results that matter to consumers. We are proud our investments in our caregivers, processes, technology and training make a difference in healthcare, and we will continue making clinical quality a priority and delivering outstanding care.”

“Belton Regional Medical Center is honored to earn Five-Star recognition by Healthgrades for critical care and orthopedics,” says Belton Regional Medical Center CEO Todd Krass. “Our dedicated caregivers are focused on delivering high-quality, compassionate specialty healthcare. It is a privilege for us to receive these awards, which are a direct result of our physicians and healthcare teams’ commitment to improving the health and well-being of the communities we serve.” 

Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide to identify the top-performing hospitals for critical care and orthopedics. This year’s analysis revealed significant variation in patient outcomes between five-star hospitals and one-star hospitals. From 2019 through 2021, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to five-star hospitals, on average, 201,586 lives could potentially have been saved, and 160,498 patients could have avoided potential complications.*

“We commend Belton Regional Medical Center for their ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care to patients being treated for critical care and orthopedics,” says Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Consumers can feel confident that hospitals with five-star ratings by Healthgrades have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes.”

In addition to Belton Regional Medical Center’s accolades, several HCA Midwest Health facilities earned quality awards, including the only two hospitals in the Kansas City region to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Surgical Care™ Awards. Other HCA Midwest Health hospitals were also recognized for clinical excellence in cardiac, stroke care, gastrointestinal surgery, joint replacement, orthopedic surgery, coronary intervention, spine surgery, pulmonary care, vascular surgery, and critical care service lines. More information on those Healthgrades awards can be found here.

Consumers can visit to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2019 through 2021. View the complete 2023 Specialty Excellence Awards and Ratings Methodology.