Swedish Ballard, Edmonds, First Hill Campuses Recognized with �A� Grade for Patient Safety
October 23, 2013
SEATTLE — October, 23, 2013 — Swedish Health and Services’ Ballard
and First Hill
campuses were honored today with an ‘A’ grade in the Fall 2013 update to the national Hospital Safety Score
, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be analyzed in the peer-reviewed Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their fam...