Top Hospital Designation
55 ‘Top Hospitals’ in the nation
1 in Chicago
Swedish Covenant Hospital has been named a 2013 Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group!
We are the only hospital in Chicago to receive this highly-selective honor this year. This prestigious designation comes on the heels of our fourth consecutive “A” hospital safety grade from The Leapfrog Group.
Many other Chicago hospitals completed the Leapfrog Hospital Survey this year, but they did not earn Top Hospital recognition. Past recipients include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. This award recognizes Top Hospitals for their lower infection rates, better-than-expected rates of survival for high risk procedures, safety practices which prevent medication errors and other complications, overall value as demonstrated by quality measure performance and resource use, and their achievement of an A Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group.
Eligible hospitals complete the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, (as Swedish Covenant does, annually) evidencing their commitment to transparency in quality and safety practices for the patients and area employers that consult the Leapfrog Group’s website when making their decisions about where to obtain their own healthcare or where to send their employees for care.
For more information, please visit leapfroggroup.org/TopHospitals.
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Quality data for Medicare-certified hospitals, including Swedish Covenant Hospital, is made available through Hospital Compare, a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This service allows you to view and compare Swedish Covenant Hospital's adult admissions for certain medical conditions with measurements of other hospitals. You may also explore which quality measures are used, and why they are important in a patient's care.
These measures are based on data from hospitals' patient records. The data is coverted to rates that measure how well the hospitals care for their patients; higher percentages are better.
As you look at the data, it is important to know that small differences in the percentages usually don't show that one hospital is significantly better or worse. Percentages may be affected by such factors as how many patients are included in the calculation of the rate. This doesn't necessarily reflect the quality of the care you will receive.
View Swedish Covenant Hospital's Quality Measurements >
Many aspects of the hospital environment affect patient care. Below are a number of ways in which Swedish Covenant Hospital commits to meeting and exceeding our quality standards:
New! Swedish Covenant Hospital recognized for multiple specialties!
In this year's annual hospital rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked us as "high performing" in five specialty areas! We outrank other hospitals in: gastroenterology and GI surgery; geriatrics; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; and, pulmonology. To learn more, visit health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.
In health care, quality begins with a healthy and communicative organizational culture. At Swedish Covenant Hospital, our caregivers are integral to identifying opportunities and strategies to improve quality and providing the best in patient care. Whether it's using new protocols or implementing research, our teams are always looking for ways to improve your care and experience at the hospital.
Highly Trained Physicians
At Swedish Covenant Hospital, we recruit and retain the most highly trained physicians available. As a result, approximately 87 percent of the physicians on staff are board-certified in their respective fields, which means that they have successfully completed and passed a formal course of training and set of examinations for their field. Board-certification is issued by a specialty association, such as the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Nursing Journey to Magnet Excellence
In 2006, we began our Journey to Magnet Excellence - a national recognition by the American Nurses Association. Our committment to pursue this national recognition signifies our belief in providing excellent nursing care.
The culture at Swedish Covenant actively supports and values its more than 700 nurses and provides opportunities for their continued professional and personal development. Our experienced, dedicated and highly trained nurses successfully work with each other and other colleagues to ensure the best possible care for you and your family. Our Journey to Magnet Excellence further highlights and empowers our nurses to excel. Learn more about our Journey to Magnet Excellence >
We maintain high staffing levels to ensure that our nursing staff are not over-extended. This allows our staff to devote the appropriate amount of time to each patient and their family members. If you would like information on our nurse staffing levels, please contact Mary Shehan at (773) 878-8200, Ext. 5600.
Swedish Covenant Hospital enjoys one of Chicago's lowest staff turnover rates among medical caregivers. This is due in part to providing a collaborative, communicative environment where healthcare providers can perform their best.