Swedish manages a robust Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement program to ensure all patients receive optimal care in a safe environment. Several regulatory agencies assist us in ensuring that quality and safe practices are in compliance with regulations.
All Swedish campuses are fully accredited. Most are accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation's oldest and largest health-care accrediting body. The Issaquah campus is accredited by Det Norske Veritas, an international accrediting body that incorporates the quality component of ISO-9001-2008. Both accrediting agencies have approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to deem hospitals for accreditation. All campuses are also fully licensed by the Washington State Department of Health.
Swedish also meets specific requirements for specialty services, including The Joint Commission's Disease Specific Certification for Stroke, the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and the Commission on Cancer, an independent organization established by the American College of Surgeons that sets standards for quality cancer care in hospital settings.
For more questions regarding Accreditation or Licensing of any Swedish hospital campus, please contact:
Marianne Klaas, RN, MN, CHSP
Administrative Director of Accreditation & Safety, Injury Management, and Clinical Patient Relations