BELTON, MISSOURI — (November 10, 2021) — Belton Regional Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading and most comprehensive healthcare provider—received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes Belton Regional Medical Center’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.

Earning an ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group is an exceptional accomplishment,” says Belton Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Todd Krass. “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, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Belton Regional Medical Center for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”

To see Belton Regional Medical Center’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.