Swedish Covenant Midwifery Group Named Only "Triple Aim" Best Practice Group in Illinois
The American College of Nurse-Midwives
(ACNM) recently designated Swedish Covenant Midwifery Group
an ACNM Best Practice facility for “Triple Aim” achievement. To earn “Triple Aim” Best Practice, Swedish Covenant Hospital achieved an average primary cesarean birth rate of less than 23.9%, preterm birth rate of less than 11.4% and an exclusive breastfeeding rate within the first 48 hours of more than 81%. The SCMG Midwifery Group was the only midwifery group in Illinois to earn the distinction.
Swedish Covenant Hospital Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Swedish Covenant Hospital earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®
-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM
Honor Roll. To receive the Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for at least 12 consecutive months and during the same period achieve 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures.
This award provides further evidence of our ongoing commitment to excellent stroke care. As a designated Primary Stroke Center, we work hard to ensure that we are prepared to address all of our stroke patients' needs.
Swedish Covenant Hospital earns Magnet Recognition® for the second time
Swedish Covenant Hospital has earned Magnet Recognition® for nursing excellence for the second time since first receiving the distinction in May 2010. Magnet Recognition is given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice. Swedish Covenant Hospital is one of only 38 Magnet-recognized hospitals in Illinois and one of only six hospitals in Chicago to receive the distinction.
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Swedish Covenant Hospital Cardiology Receives 2015 National Cardiovascular Data Registry's ACTION Registry--Platinum Performance Award
Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Cardiology Department is a 2015 recipient of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry’s ACTION Registry-- Platinum Performance Award. To receive the Platinum Performance Award, Swedish Covenant Hospital’s cardiac heart services department had to sustain a 90 percent or better composite score on a set of best-practice performance measures used in treating heart attack patients for eight consecutive quarters, or two years.
Swedish Covenant Hospital Earns "High Performing" Ranking
Swedish Covenant Hospital was recently ranked as a high performing hospital for heart by-pass surgery by U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” Survey. The annual report surveyed nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide and only 14% of those rated in this area received a high performing ranking. A rating of high performing indicates that a hospital was significantly better than the national average in the heart by-pass surgery specialty.
For additional information and to see all of the rankings, please visit health.usnews.com/best-hospitals