Temple University Hospital has earned an ‘A’ grade from Leapfrog in its fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report. Leapfrog also recognized Temple University Hospital with the ‘A’ safety grade in its spring 2021 and fall 2020 reports.
“This distinction from Leapfrog – a national watchdog organization- recognizes the success of everyone at Temple University Hospital at delivering dependable care, preventing errors and achieving high standards of patient safety,” said Michael A. Young, MHA, FACHE, President and CEO of Temple University Health System and Temple University Hospital. “This ongoing achievement is truly outstanding, especially during these challenging times. Our team was a model for the region and nation during the first wave of COVID, they brought their ‘A’ game to the second wave, and they keep on scoring wins for our patients by saving lives and keeping people safe.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade’s peer-reviewed methodology uses more than 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data—including for the first time, post-operative sepsis, blood leakage, and kidney injury—to assign grades to nearly 3,000 U.S. acute-care hospitals. Leapfrog grades are advised by an expert panel of leading patient safety authorities from across the country and receives guidance from the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.