TORRANCE, Calif., April 29, 2021 – Torrance Memorial Medical Center received an “A” grade
in the spring 2021
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Torrance Memorial’s achievements
protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed
to health care quality and safety.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,”
“C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general
hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the
only hospital rating program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention
of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.
“We are proud Torrance Memorial has earned a grade “A”
in hospital safety scores validating our core vision and mission of patients
first and improving healthcare in the South Bay,” says Craig Leach,
CEO of Torrance Memorial.
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation your community
should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The
Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult
for hospitals, but Torrance Memorial shows us it is possible to keep a
laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital
Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety
data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice
per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed
and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
To see Torrance Memorial’s full grade details visit
About Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Founded in 1925 by Jared Sidney and Helena Childs Torrance, Torrance Memorial
Medical Center is a 443-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 under the umbrella
of Cedars-Sinai Health System. Torrance Memorial’s nursing program
has earned coveted Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which recognizes
nursing excellence. Torrance Memorial Medical Center has once again been
recognized as a Best Hospital for 2020-21 for the ninth straight year by
U.S. News & World Report, placing the hospital in the top 3% in the state. Torrance Memorial remains the 12th highest-ranking hospital for overall hospital quality in the state of
California and moved up in ranking to 6th in the Los Angeles region.
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Julie Taylor, Manager, Marketing and Communications