Centerpoint Medical Center is among the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for patient safety.


INDEPENDENCE, MO.—(March 27, 2024)—Centerpoint Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s largest healthcare provider—announced today that it has been recognized as a 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor.
This achievement and Centerpoint Medical Center’s accomplishments as a 2024 Healthgrades® America’s 250 Best Hospitals recipient™ for the fourth consecutive year (2021-2024) reflect Centerpoint Medical Center’s commitment to delivering safe, high-quality care. Centerpoint Medical Center’s other notable recognitions from Healthgrades include first in the state for surgical care, vascular surgery, and critical care, second in the state for orthopedic surgery, third in the state for gastrointestinal care and gastrointestinal surgery, and third in the state for joint replacementpulmonary care and cardiology,
“The Healthgrades awards speak to Centerpoint Medical Center’s commitment to our patients and caring for our community,” said Centerpoint Medical Center CEO John McDonald. “We continue to invest in the processes, technology, and caregivers vital to ensuring high-quality, safe care.”
Healthgrades evaluated risk-adjusted complication and mortality rates for approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide to determine this year’s top-performing hospitals for patient safety. During the 2020-2022 study period, nearly 170,000 potentially preventable safety events occurred among Medicare patients in U.S. hospitals, with four patient safety indicators accounting for close to 75% of these incidents.*
Healthgrades’ analysis revealed that patients treated in hospitals receiving the 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award have a significantly lower chance of experiencing one of the four leading safety indicators than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals:
  • In-hospital falls resulting in fracture (approximately 52% less likely)
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest (approximately 56% less likely)
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital (approximately 67% less likely)
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital (approximately 71% less likely)
“Centerpoint Medical Center has cultivated an outstanding safety culture that prioritizes the well-being of patients and staff, setting a high standard for patient safety nationwide,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades. “We’re proud to recognize Centerpoint Medical Center for providing top-quality care while preventing serious injuries to patients during their hospital stay.”
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*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology, which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 2023.0.1) to MedPAR data from approximately 4,500 hospitals for years 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.


About Centerpoint Medical Center

Centerpoint Medical Center (CTMC)—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider—is located near I-70 and 291 Highway in Independence, Missouri.  Centerpoint Medical Center is a 285-bed acute care hospital with a Level II Trauma Center, 24/7 Emergency Department, an Accredited Chest Pain Center, a Certified Stroke Center, and neurological care including neurosurgery, comprehensive women’s services including a premier birthing center with a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, orthopedic services, advanced diagnostic imaging, surgical and other acute care services.  The Joint Commission, the nation's leading independent accreditor of healthcare organizations, has ranked Centerpoint Medical Center as a Top Performer on Key Quality measures, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care, and bestowed CTMC with The Gold Seal of Approval of accreditation for national standards of health care quality and safety in hospitals. Centerpoint also features a state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation wing with 16 beds for the care of trauma, stroke, and orthopedic patients who require long-term rehabilitation.


About HCA Midwest Health 

As the Kansas City area’s largest healthcare provider, HCA Midwest Health comprises seven hospitals and dozens of outpatient centers, clinics, physician practices, surgery centers, and other facilities and services to meet area residents’ healthcare needs. HCA Midwest Health is one of the area’s largest employers, with more than 10,000 colleagues and a local economic impact of more than $1.3 billion annually. That includes more than $113 million annually in charity and uncompensated care and almost $200 million in federal, state, and local taxes to help improve the schools, roads, and infrastructure of the communities we serve. HCA Midwest Health facilities include Research Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, Belton Regional Medical Center, Lafayette Regional Health Center, and Research Psychiatric Center. HCA Midwest Physicians, part of HCA Midwest Health, is a network of experienced, multi-specialty physicians throughout the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Currently, HCA 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


About Healthgrades

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