Temecula Valley Hospital Earns 5th Leapfrog “A” Grade for Patient Safety

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Temecula Valley Hospital was awarded an "A" from The Leapfrog Group's Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grades. The designation recognizes the hospital's efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group, a national organization committed to improving healthcare quality and safety, assigns Hospital Safety Grades to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care. 

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Temecula Valley Hospital was one of 855 hospitals across the United States awarded an "A" in the Fall 2018 update of grades.  Only 276 total hospitals nationwide, out of the 2,600 graded, have received an "A" rating 5 times in a row. 

“We are thrilled to have straight As since 2016 for the Leapfrog Safety Grade ratings,” 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.”

Developed under the guidance of a national panel of experts, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Temecula Valley Hospital that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an 'A' Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.”