The distinction recognizes achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in Providence Swedish's Central Puget Sound hospitals.
Providence Swedish's First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard and Issaquah campuses each received grades of 'A' in the spring 2023 hospital safety survey from the Leapfrog Group.
Leapfrog, which updates grades twice annually, released the spring its hospital safety grades in May, assigning ratings to some 3,000 acute care hospitals in the United States based on safety performance, their ability to protect patients from preventable errors, accidents, injuries and infections.
The Leapfrog grading system is based on peer-reviewed data and more than 30 national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that administers the nation's major healthcare programs including Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.
"This week, our four Swedish hospital campuses across Central Puget Sound: First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard and Issaquah, were recognized with A grades in the biannual Leapfrog Patient Safety Survey," said Elizabeth Wako, M.D., interim president and CEO of Swedish Health Services. "I know patient safety is a top priority for every caregiver. We're extremely proud of this recognition and of the dedicated caregivers behind it."
About Providence Swedish
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 benefit 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.