November 13, 2021
Lee’s Summit 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 Lee’s Summit Medical Center’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.
“Providing safe, high-quality and compassionate patient care is a priority of Lee’s Summit Medical Center,” says Lee’s Summit Medical Center Chief Executive Officer John McDonald, FACHE. “This coveted ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group reflects the hospital’s longstanding commitment and priority by physicians, staff and leadership to achieve the highest standards of patient safety for exceptional outcomes.”
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 Lee’s Summit Medical Center for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”
To see Lee’s Summit 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 and Facebook.