OVERLAND PARK, KS — Overland Park Regional Medical Center has received a ‘Straight A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes Overland Park Regional Medical Center’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital. The hospital is part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider.

“This ‘Straight A’ rating gives our patients and their families peace of mind that, when they walk through our doors, they will receive the highest level of safe and compassionate patient care from our doctors, nurses and members of our care team,” says Overland Park Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Matt Sogard, FACHE.  “Leapfrog’s hospital safety ratings are among the most recognized and respected in the country and we are honored to have received a ‘Straight A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, consistently demonstrating outstanding efforts made by our team to improve patient safety and clinical quality.”

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, accidents, injuries 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.

“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Overland Park Regional Medical Center for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “A ‘Straight A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”

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