Temecula Valley Hospital recognized with an 'A' spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Last updated 5/14/2020 at 3:32pm
TEMECULA – Temecula Valley Hospital was awarded an “A” in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Temecula Valley Hospital’s achievements providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The safety grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harms to patients.
“As the nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and health care workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication,” Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, said. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for Temecula Valley Hospital. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”
Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 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.
“During this unsettling time, our health care team has been working so hard to care for our community,” Darlene Wetton, CEO of Temecula Valley Hospital, said. “Getting an ‘A’ grade for hospital safety is the positive news we all needed to hear. It reiterates how special our team is at Temecula Valley Hospital. I am proud that our staff and physicians know that safety is a No. 1 priority, especially with everything that is happening in the world around us.”
Temecula Valley Hospital was awarded an “A” grade today when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2020. To see full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit http://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook. For more information, visit http://www.temeculavalleyhospital.com.
Submitted by Temecula Valley Hospital.