The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. healthcare system, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Temecula Valley Hospital received an “A” for the second year 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,” said Darlene Wetton, CEO, Temecula Valley Hospital. “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.”
“Hospitals that earn top marks nationally in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade have achieved the highest safety standards in the country,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “That takes commitment from every member of the hospital staff, who all deserve thanks and congratulations when their hospitals achieve an ‘A’ Safety Grade.”
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 that is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see Temecula Valley Hospital’s full grade and access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit Hospital Safety Grade.