HCA Midwest Health
November 16, 2022

Overland Park, KS  — HCA Midwest Health — Kansas City’s largest healthcare provider with 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 across the region — today announced that Menorah Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center have earned the prestigious ‘Straight A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, marking the sixth consecutive time the hospitals have been awarded ‘A’ grades. Centerpoint Medical Center earned an ‘A’ grade, which collectively ranks HCA Midwest Health as the region’s leader for hospital patient safety. 

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 hospitals teams should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”

“Across all of our hospitals, physicians and caregivers strive to provide high quality care and service excellence for every patient and their family,” says HCA Midwest Health President Keith Zimmerman.  “These scores make us very proud because it means an independent organization recognizes our high-quality, safe patient care, too. And to have two hospitals earn ‘Straight A’s’ for every grading cycle since 2019 demonstrates our continuing commitment to providing an outstanding patient experience. Patients and their families choose us because our doctors and nurses are at the top of their professions, while delivering high-quality, compassionate care.”

In addition to earning these accolades, Centerpoint Medical Center and Menorah Medical Center were recently recognized as a “Top 50 Best Hospital in the Country for Surgical Care” with a 2023 Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Award™ out of 4,500 hospitals across the country. Additionally, Overland Park Regional Medical Center was recognized with two 2023 Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Top 100 Hospital Awards™ for cardiology care and coronary intervention from Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients.

Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee’s Summit Medical Center and Research Medical Center earned ‘B’ grades.