The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C.-based organization aimed at improving healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, today released the new Hospital Safety Grades. Temecula Valley Hospital was awarded an "A" for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. for the fourth time in four years. 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 to patients in their care.
“We are thrilled to have our fourth (consecutive) Leapfrog ‘A’ rating,” said Darlene Wetton, CEO, Temecula Valley Hospital. “Our staff and physicians provide high standards of care to the community. I am proud of how our team demonstrates patient safety in everything we do at Temecula Valley Hospital.”
“This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections and injuries,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day.”
Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and 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 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade and follow them on Twitter and Facebook.