Swedish Covenant Hospital was recently ranked as the safest hospital in Chicago and the ninth safest hospital in the state by Consumer Reports. SCH scored 60 out of a possible 100 points. The points were awarded based on nation-wide data and patient experiences.
Hospitals were evaluated in nine different categories — avoiding bloodstream infections, avoiding surgical-site infections, avoiding readmissions, communication about hospital discharge, communication about drug information, appropriate use of abdominal screening, appropriate use of chest scanning, avoiding serious complications, and avoiding mortality.
Swedish Covenant Hospital received positive ratings in six out of the nine categories.
This ranking is a great indication that SCH’s commitment to patient safety is being recognized by consumers. We are proud to provide our patients with the safest, highest-quality care possible.
A PDF of the full Consumer Reports report card for Swedish Covenant Hospital will soon be available on the "Your Safety" page of SwedishCovenant.org. Please check back for updates.