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Published on May 10, 2022

Kearney Regional Medical Center Nationally Recognized with an 'A' Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Kearney Regional Medical Center has received an "A" Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes Kearney Regional Medical Center's achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.

The Hospital Safety Grade A is widely considered the gold standard in patient safety. Only three other "As" were awarded in Nebraska: Bryan East/West and Great Plains Health.

"We are proud of our caregivers for earning this award. It truly is their dedication and commitment to our patients that has led to these exceptional results. Congratulations, and thank you for the difference you've made for the communities we serve," said Kearney Regional Medical Center CEO Bill Calhoun.

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an "A" through "F" grade to general hospitals based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries, and infections as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital rating program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and accessible 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 Kearney Regional Medical Center for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out," said Leah Binder, President, and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "An '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 Kearney Regional Medical Center's full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit


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