TORRANCE MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER EARNS
SECOND STRAIGHT ‘A’ FOR PATIENT SAFETY
TORRANCE, CALIF., April 24, 2018 –
The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C.-based organization aiming to improve health care quality
and safety for consumers and purchasers, today released the new
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Torrance Memorial Medical Center was one of 750 awarded an ‘A’
for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest
safety standards in the United States. 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.
“While it’s hard enough to achieve a single “A”
grade, it’s even harder to maintain it,” Erica Mobley, director
of operations, Leapfrog Group, said. ”To repeat outstanding patient
safety performance requires organizational commitment, leadership buy-in,
thoughtful processes and good communication. It also requires vigilance
– a focused mindfulness around making sure that patients and their
safety really do come first when they enter your hospital’s doors.
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 Torrance Memorial’s full grade details, and to access patient
tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit
www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on
ABOUT TORRANCE MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER
Founded in 1925 by Jared Sidney and Helena Childs Torrance, Torrance Memorial
Medical Center is a 512-bed, nonprofit medical center established to provide
quality health care services predominantly to the residents of the South
Bay, Peninsula and Harbor communities. Torrance Memorial seeks to offer
the most current and effective medical technologies rendered in a compassionate,
caring manner. No longer just a hospital, today Torrance Memorial Medical
Center includes an extensive integrated system of physicians and comprehensive
medical services to provide coordinated communication and continuum of
care. Torrance Memorial is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
under the Cedars-Sinai Health System. Torrance Memorial’s nursing
program has earned coveted Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses
Credentialing Center, which recognizes nursing excellence.
U.S. News & World Report also ranked Torrance Memorial as one of the best hospitals for 2017-18
in California and the Los Angeles metro area for the sixth year straight.
For more information, please visit: www.TorranceMemorial.org.
ABOUT THE LEAPFROG GROUP
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers,
The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps
forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship
Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers
to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information
they need to make informed decisions. The
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative assigns letter grades to hospitals
based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves
and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
Torrance Memorial Contact:
Colleen Farrell, Manager, Marketing and Communications