Hospital receives top safety grade from independent national watchdog organization

Independence, MO — Centerpoint Medical Center — part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s largest healthcare provider — received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates Centerpoint Medical Center’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.

“Earning an ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group is an exceptional accomplishment,” says Centerpoint Medical Center CEO Bret Kolman, FACHE. “We strive to continuously maintain the highest quality standard of care for every patient during their most vulnerable time. The ‘A’ grade confirms the dedication and unwavering efforts of our exemplary team of caregivers and healthcare professionals who provide compassionate care to our patients and the community we serve.”

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.

“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. The Centerpoint Medical Center team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”

To see Centerpoint Medical Center’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit Hospital Safety Grade and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, and via its newsletter.