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Temecula Valley Hospital earns 4th Leapfrog "A" grade for patient safety

 

Last updated 5/9/2018 at 12:48am



TEMECULA – The Leapfrog Group, a Washington-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, released the new Leapfrog hospital safety grades. Temecula Valley Hospital was one of 393 hospitals in the country and one of 37 in California to receive an “A” for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. 

“We are thrilled to have our fourth Leapfrog ‘A’ rating,” Darlene Wetton, CEO of Temecula Valley Hospital, said. “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.”

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.

“This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections and injuries,” Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, said. “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 www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

 

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