Swedish/Issaquah named one of the top hospitals in the nation
December 6, 2013
NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 6, 2013
In its first year of eligibility, Swedish/Issaquah Medical Center has earned the distinction as one of the top hospitals in the nation at providing the highest quality of patient care, according to The Leapfrog Group’s annual survey of more than 1,300 hospitals.
The designation was awarded to only two hospitals in Washington state.
Swedish/Issaquah, which opened in 2012, is one of only 55 urban hospitals named as a “Top Hospital” by Leapfrog, which also recognized 22 top rural hospitals and 13 top children’s hospitals.
Widely cited as the nation’s most competitive hospital quality award, the Top Hospitals designation recognizes hospitals that deliver the highest quality care by preventing medical errors, reducing mortality for high-risk procedures, and reducing readmissions for patients being treated for conditions like pneumonia and heart attack.
Top Hospitals have lower infection rates, higher survival rates for high-risk procedures, decreased length of stay and fewer readmissions.
The 2013 Top Hospitals list was developed from a record number of 1,324 hospitals voluntarily participating in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey.