New Grade for Fall 2023 is a national recognition for patient safety
TEMECULA – Southwest Healthcare Temecula Valley Hospital earned an "A" Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care. Leapfrog assigns an "A," "B," "C," "D" or "F" grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
"We are honored to be recognized for the 11th time with an 'A' grade by The Leapfrog Group, as one of the safest hospitals in the United States," Darlene Wetton, chief executive officer of Temecula Valley Hospital, said. "This prestigious distinction pays testament to our longstanding commitment to patient safety and quality outcomes. I congratulate and commend all our hospital and medical staff for their unwavering dedication to making patient safety a number one priority. This kind of achievement involves a lot of moving parts, brought together by skilled professionals working in coordination to reach a common goal. The strength of our teamwork here at TVH amazes me."
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program exclusively based on hospital prevention of medical errors, infections and injuries that kill more than 500 patients a day nationally. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually in the fall and spring.
"Earning an 'A' Grade means Temecula Valley Hospital made a true commitment to put patients first," Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, said. "We congratulate the leadership, Board, clinicians, staff and volunteers that all had a role to play in this achievement."
Submitted by Southwest Healthcare Temecula Valley Hospital.