TEMECULA – The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. health care system, released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades April 12. The Safety Grades assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Temecula Valley Hospital received an “A” for the second time in a row for its commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients.
“We are very pleased that this is the second time we have received the ‘A’ rating from Leapfrog,” Temecula Valley Hospital CEO Darlene Wetton said. “This demonstrates our commitment to the safety of our patients and the diligence of our staff in continuing to uphold the same high standards of care.”
Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
“Hospitals that earn top marks nationally in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, have achieved the highest safety standards in the country,” President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group Leah Binder said. “That takes commitment from every member of the hospital staff, who all deserve thanks and congratulations when their hospitals achieve an ‘A’ Safety Grade.”
To see Temecula Valley Hospital’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.