Overland Park Regional Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading and most comprehensive healthcare provider—received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Gradea national distinction recognizing the hospital’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety.  he Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.

“Patient safety is the fundamental aspect of hospital care,” says Overland Park Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Matt Sogard. “Now more than ever, patients and their families want to know that their hospital is a safe, healing environment and Overland Park Regional Medical Center has developed measures to keep our patients and staff safe during the pandemic. Earning an ‘A’ grade validates the efforts of our team that every day comes together to continuously improve the performance of our care—always putting the patient first. It’s a tremendous accomplishment and we are grateful for what this recognition means for our team and most importantly, the patients and the community we serve.”

“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” says Leah Binder, president, and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Overland Park Regional Medical Center shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.” 

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public. 

Overland Park Regional Medical Center was awarded an “A” grade today when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2021. To see the hospital’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

About Overland Park Regional Medical Center

Overland Park Regional Medical Center (OPRMC)—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider — is a licensed 351-bed facility offering pediatric and adult acute and outpatient medical services, which includes a network of more than 700 physicians offering more than 30 specialties. OPRMCi s Johnson County’s only Level II Trauma Center, the hospital is also an Accredited Stoke and Chest Pain Center. OPRMC is a premier area destination for Women & Children’s healthcare services; it includes the region’s only Maternal Fetal Health Center, to care for critically ill mothers and their baby under one roof. The hospital includes an antepartum unit, a labor and delivery unit, a Level III NICU and Johnson County’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. OPRMC includes four emergency rooms, including a dedicated Pediatric emergency room and two freestanding ERs in Olathe and Shawnee. Learn more at oprmc.com. For breaking news follow OPRMC on Facebook and Twitter. 

About HCA Midwest Health 

As the Kansas City area’s leading healthcare provider, HCA Midwest Health consists of seven hospitals and dozens of outpatient centers, clinics, physician practices, surgery centers and an array of other facilities and services to meet area residents’ healthcare needs. HCA Midwest Health is one of the area’s largest private-sector employers, with more than 10,000 employees, and the largest provider of charity and uncompensated care. Each year, we provide nearly $1 million to local charities. Annually, HCA Midwest Health invests capital to enhance and expand patient services and last year paid more than $115 million in taxes, which may go to the improvement of schools, roads, and infrastructure in the communities we serve. HCA Midwest Health facilities include Belton Regional Medical Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, Lafayette Regional Health Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Research Medical Center and Research Psychiatric Center. Midwest Physicians, which is part of HCA Midwest Health, is a network of experienced, multi-specialty physicians located throughout the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Currently Midwest Physicians represents 600+ providers. It includes 80+ specialties, providing care in 150+ locations to serve our community. The physicians, licensed professionals and support staff who comprise the HCA Midwest Health team are dedicated to improving healthcare in the Greater Kansas City and outlying areas to create healthier communities that lead to healthier tomorrows. For more information, visit hcamidwest.com

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.