A Leader in Safety
With the safety of our patients and our staff as our top priority, Swedish Hospital is operating under comprehensive enhanced safety protocols. With these measures in place, we provide a comfortable and safe environment for our patients, physicians, nurses and hospital staff.
Nationally Recognized for Patient Safety
Swedish Hospital received an “A” grade for Spring 2020 from The Leapfrog Group, a national organization that focuses on quality and safety in American health care. This national recognition is a sign of our daily commitment to providing our community with excellent patient outcomes, and is a valuable indicator for patients looking for a safe place to receive care.
Visitor Masking Policy
Amid an increase in respiratory illness transmissions and guidance by the Illinois Department of Public Health, we are updating our masking policy to protect our most vulnerable patients:
- We require patients and visitors to mask when experiencing respiratory virus symptoms.
- We strongly recommend patients to mask when they are seeking care in high-risk areas*, and other individuals to mask when they are visiting patients in high-risk areas*.
- We kindly ask visitors who are sick to please reschedule visits.
*High risk areas include all areas within our inpatient medical centers (i.e. inpatient units, ICUs, procedural areas, labor & delivery), emergency departments and cancer centers. If you are unsure, please ask.
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Comprehensive Safety Protocols in Place
Enhanced safety measures are in place, including: