Temple University Hospital (TUH) has earned its fifth consecutive “A” Grade from Leapfrog, in the fall 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade Report. This important distinction from Leapfrog—a national quality watchdog organization—recognizes the Temple team’s achievements at delivering dependable care, preventing errors, and achieving high standards of patient safety—all of which Leapfrog urges consumers to consider when choosing their hospital.
“It is an impressive accomplishment being named among the safest hospitals in the U.S. based on nationally recognized safety metrics. It’s truly an outstanding achievement when you earn that recognition five times in a row,” said Abhinav Rastogi, MBA, MIS, President and CEO of TUH and Executive Vice President of Temple Health. “This recognition speaks to the Temple team’s sustained commitment to the safety of our patients.”
It’s the fifth time in a row that TUH has earned this recognition for protecting patients from infections, injuries, accidents and preventable errors. Leapfrog has assigned to TUH an “A” grade on its fall 2022, spring 2022, fall 2021, spring 2021, and fall 2020 Hospital Safety Grade reports.
Leapfrog uses more than 30 national performance measures and is advised by an expert panel of leading patient safety authorities from across the country. Their Safety Grade is the gold standard measure of patient safety, cited in MSNBC, The New York Times, and AARP The Magazine.