All Temple University Hospital campuses – Main, Episcopal and Jeanes – have earned an ‘A’ grade from the Leapfrog Group on its Fall 2020 Hospital Safety Grade report. The Leapfrog Group is an independent nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. health system.
“Earning this honor is a meaningful milestone for Temple,” said Michael A. Young, MHA, FACHE, President and CEO of Temple University Health System and Temple University Hospital. “It means a national watchdog organization recognizes our high standards and achievements in delivering dependable care, preventing errors, protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care across all of our campuses.”
The ‘A’ grade represents rapid and substantial progress for Temple University Hospital’s Main and Episcopal campuses, which earned a Leapfrog ‘B’ grade last year and a ‘C’ grade the year before; the Jeanes Campus held the reins on an ‘A’ for most of the past several years.
In its recognition letter, the Leapfrog Group emphasized that “despite the unprecedented challenges that surround us, your team [at Temple] has demonstrated a continued commitment to patient safety and the reduction of avoidable harm. Your entire faculty and staff should be proud of this achievement.”