Torrance Memorial Medical Center is Nationally Recognized with an "A" for the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Published on April 29, 2021

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Torrance Memorial Medical Center is Nationally Recognized with an "A" for the  Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

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 hospitalsafetygrade.org