For Immediate Release
CHICAGO (Jan. 21, 2015) – CNA Healthcare has recognized Swedish Covenant Hospital with its Leadership in Safety Award. This award recognizes the north side hospital for its efforts in creating a safe environment for patients and employees. Swedish Covenant Hospital is only the fourth hospital to receive this award since its inception in 2008.
CNA, a registered trademark of CNA Financial Corporation, is the nation’s 8th largest U.S. commercial property and casualty insurer. The company has demonstrated an enduring commitment to helping hospitals and health care systems manage the full spectrum of risk. This dedication has led CNA to serve as Swedish Covenant Hospital’s partner in risk management.
“The Leadership in Safety Award is presented to organizations who have taken the initiative to create a safer environment of care for patients, encourage behaviors that prevent accidents and prepare for potential business disruptions,” notes CNA Healthcare Risk Control Consulting Director Ellen Wodika. “Swedish Covenant Hospital’s decision to create strategies and mechanisms designed to mitigate risk, avoid costly claims, and implement policies and procedures to provide safe patient care establish its position as an industry leader.”
Nomination for the Leadership in Safety Award is based on factors that include: effective implementation of risk and safety programs; a demonstrated commitment to preventing adverse outcomes; and, ongoing measures to improve quality and ensure patient safety.
“This award further highlights our commitment to creating a safe environment for all of our patients and staff,” says Swedish Covenant Hospital President and CEO Mark Newton. “CNA has served as a valuable partner as we work to meet our safety and risk management goals, and we are excited to continue to work together to provide our community with the highest quality care.”
About CNA Financial Corporation
Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the country’s eighth largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company. CNA’s insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. CNA's services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration. For more information, please visit CNA at www.cna.com. "CNA" is a service mark registered by CNA Financial Corporation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Certain CNA Financial Corporation subsidiaries use the "CNA" service mark in connection with insurance underwriting and claims activities.