Temecula Valley Hospital Earns Sixth Leapfrog ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety
Temecula Valley Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group's Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Temecula Valley Hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.
“We are very excited to have received our sixth straight ‘A’ grade since 2016 for the Leapfrog Safety Grade ratings,” said Darlene Wetton, CEO, Temecula Valley Hospital. “We are committed to ensuring patient safety and are so proud of our Temecula Valley Hospital team that demonstrates the highest standard of care, every day.”
“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president, and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work so hard to earn this A.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
To see Temecula Valley Hospital’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.