Swedish hospitals score highest safety marks from the Leapfrog Group

November 17, 2022 Swedish Communications


The distinction recognizes achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. 

Providence Swedish's First Hill and Cherry Hill campuses each receives grades of A in the 2022 hospital safety survey from the Leapfrog Group

Leapfrog released updates to its hospital safety grades on November 16, 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, Swedish First Hill and Cherry Hill were recognized with grades of A in the biannual Leapfrog Patient Safety Survey," said Elizabeth Wako, M.D., chief executive for Swedish Seattle. "Patient safety is a top priority for every Swedish caregiver. We're extremely proud of this recognition and the dedicated Swedish caregivers who are 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.  



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