Overland Park, KS — Overland Park Regional Medical Center — part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s largest healthcare provider — received a ‘Straight A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates Overland Park Regional Medical Center’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.

“Receiving this coveted ‘Straight A’ grade – earning six consecutive “A’s” in a row, from The Leapfrog Group is a great honor and a testament to the Overland Park Regional Medical Center team’s dedication to patient safety,” says Overland Park Regional Medical Center CEO Matt Sogard, FACHE. “Our physicians, caregivers, and support staff work passionately and tirelessly to ensure we consistently exceed the highest safety practices and procedures to delivery exemplary, compassionate healthcare to patients during their most vulnerable time.

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 Overland Park Regional Medical Center team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”

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