Temecula Valley Hospital earns national award for quality

TEMECULA – Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Temecula Valley Hospital was named a Top General Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization, for the first time. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive.

“Receiving the Leapfrog Top Hospital honor is something that our physicians and staff should be very proud of.  Only six hospitals in California received the Top General Hospital award,” Darlene Wetton, CEO of Temecula Valley Hospital, said. “Our team values quality and patient safety as the core of the care we provide to our community. The Top Hospital designation is the gold standard for comparing hospitals on safety, quality and efficiency, empowering patients the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions on where to receive their health care.”

Temecula Valley Hospital was recognized nationally alongside 45 Top General Hospitals, six of them in California. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital methodology.

“We are proud to recognize Temecula Valley Hospital as a 2017 Leapfrog Top Hospital. This demonstrates extraordinary dedication to patients and the local community. The entire staff and board deserve praise for putting quality first and achieving results,” Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog, said.

To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must submit a Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The selection of Top Hospitals 2017 is based on surveys from nearly 1,900 hospitals. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2017 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.

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