Kudos to Swedish Covenant Hospital

January 14, 2014    |   By: Calevir

Swedish Covenant Hospital has been named as one of the safest hospitals in America, the only one in the Chicago area. They have successfully reduced their hospital-acquired infections, including central line, surgical site and catheter-related UTI’s. Next they will focus on fall prevention.  Patient safety is driven by leaders from the Board level down, and employees know they have permission to ask why things are done without criticism.  Learn more

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