Temecula Valley Hospital Earns “A” Grade for Patient Safety in Fall 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

Monday, October 31, 2016

Temecula, CA — New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide, were announced today by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog organization. Temecula Valley Hospital received an "A", ranking it among the safest hospitals in the United States.

“We are extremely excited and proud to have received an A rating from Leapfrog,” said Darlene Wetton, CEO, Temecula Valley Hospital. “The safety of our patients is of the utmost importance at Temecula Valley Hospital and it is an honor to be recognized for our efforts in providing the highest standards of care.”

"Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "We recognize and appreciate 'A' hospitals' vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe."

Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.