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 converted 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 care you will receive.
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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:
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.
Swedish Covenant Hospital has been named a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet Recognition® is the highest international distinction health care organizations and hospitals can receive for nursing excellence and outstanding patient care. Currently, there are only 410 Magnet recognized hospital in the world, 38 in Illinois and only six in Chicago.
According to the ANCC, Magnet recognition is associated with benefits that include:
• Excellent patient outcomes
• Improved quality and safety practices
• Better work environment
• Nurse satisfaction and engagement
• Nurse recruitment and retention
We maintain high staffing levels to ensure that our nursing staff is not over-extended, allowing them 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 Kathy Donofrio at 773-878-8200, ext. 7330
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 health care providers can perform their best.