Swedish First Hill and Swedish Cherry Hill receive CMS five-star patient rating

August 4, 2022 Swedish Communications


In this article:

  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded two Swedish hospitals a five-star patient survey rating for 2022.

  • Survey criteria included communication, cleanliness and responsiveness.

  • Swedish Health Services and Providence announced a unified brand earlier in the year.

Swedish’s First Hill and Cherry Hill campuses in Seattle each received a five-star patient survey rating for 2022 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The five-star rating is the highest possible achievement in the survey. 

First Hill and Cherry Hill are among 429 hospitals receiving five-star ratings in the annual survey. The CMS Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating measures a variety of patient experiences during their stay, including communication, responsiveness and the cleanliness and quietness of the hospital environment. 

“Our caregivers are committed to ensuring the highest levels of care for every patient at Swedish, “ said Elizabeth Wako, M.D., chief executive of Providence Swedish, central Puget Sound. “This recognition is a reflection of Swedish’s extraordinary dedication to our patients, their health outcomes and, more broadly, to meeting with excellence the health needs of every community we serve.”

In March, 2022 Providence, one of the largest health systems in the country, and Swedish Health Services announced a unified brand for its family of organizations in Western Washington. Providence Swedish has served the Puget Sound region since the first Providence hospital opened in Seattle in 1877 and the first Swedish hospital opened in 1910. 

The two organizations affiliated in 2012 and today comprise the largest health care delivery system in Western Washington, with 22,000 caregivers, eight hospitals and 244 clinics. A not-for-profit family of organizations, Providence Swedish provides more than $406 million in community benefits in the Puget Sound Region each year. The health system offers a comprehensive range of services and specialty and subspecialty care in a number of clinical areas, including cancer care, cardiovascular health, neurosciences, orthopedics, digestive health and women’s and children’s care. 

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Additional resources 

Swedish among the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for 2022-23

Seattle magazine announces "Top Docs 2022" list 

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