Baptist Health East Region hospitals nationally recognized with an A Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

May 13, 2022

The national distinction recognizes achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.

CORBIN, KY. (May 10, 2022) – Baptist Health Corbin, Baptist Health Lexington and Baptist Health Richmond have earned the top rating of “A” for hospital safety for spring 2022 from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization.

The national distinction recognizes achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. Together, the three hospitals represent the East Region of Baptist Health’s statewide family of hospitals.

“We are so proud of our staff and their tireless commitment to taking care of our patients.  An “A” Safety Grade is a great accomplishment and a direct reflection of the quality care our employees deliver every day,” said Anthony Powers, president of Baptist Health Corbin. “Our main goal will continue to be to care for our patients with skill, dedication and commitment in a safe healing environment every day, every time.”

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 more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

“I want to recognize and express my gratitude to our employees and physicians for their efforts in providing the safest possible environment for our patients and visitors, even through the challenges of the pandemic,” said Chris Roty, president of Baptist Health Lexington. This is the 9th grade “A” in a row for the hospital.

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.

“This is now our 4th consecutive “A” and I could not be more proud of our team at Baptist Health Richmond,” said Greg Gerard, president of Baptist Health Richmond. “Achieving an “A” is incredibly difficult, but to accomplish this during the COVID-19 pandemic is extraordinary! It clearly demonstrates that our caregivers are truly committed to providing consistent, safe, excellent care to those who turn their lives over to us.”

To see full grade details for these Baptist Health hospitals and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit Learn more about the Baptist Health system of hospitals at