Swedish First Hill and Cherry Hill awarded CMS 5-star patient rating


In this article:

  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded two Swedish hospitals five stars in nationwide patient rating for 2023.
  • 483 hospitals received 5 stars from CMS this year. 
  • The ratings are based on 46 quality measures.  

Swedish First Hill and Swedish Cherry Hill campuses in Seattle each received a five-star patient rating for 2023 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The 5-star rating is the highest possible achievement in the annual rankings. 

First Hill and Cherry Hill are among 483 hospitals receiving five stars in the annual ratings. Swedish Issaquah received 4 stars. CMS Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings are based on 46 quality measures which are divided into 5 categories, including safety of care, mortality, patient experience, readmission rates and timely and effective care. 

“This recognition truly reflects the dedication of our caregivers to our patients and our communities,” said Chris Chisholm, M.D., chief medical officer, Providence Swedish, Central Puget Sound service area. “Every day, Providence Swedish caregivers provide the highest levels of care for every patient who comes through our doors. We are committed to ensuring that every Providence Swedish patient can live their healthiest, happiest life.”

Learn more about the CMS star ratings here

About Providence Swedish

Providence Swedish has served the Puget Sound region since the first Providence hospital opened in Seattle in 1877 and the first Swedish hospital opened in 1910. The two organizations affiliated in 2012 and today comprise the largest health care delivery system in Western Washington, with 22,000 caregivers, eight hospitals and 244 clinics. A not-for-profit family of organizations, Providence Swedish provides more than $406 million in community benefit in the Puget Sound Region each year. The health system offers a comprehensive range of services and specialty and subspecialty care in a number of clinical areas, including cancer care, cardiovascular health, neurosciences, orthopedics, digestive health and women’s and children’s care. 

Learn more and find a provider

Whether you require an in-person visit or want to consult a doctor virtually, you have options with Providence Swedish. For urgent, walk-in or after-hours care, visit one of Swedish Urgent Care facilities. Swedish Virtual Care connects you face-to-face with a nurse practitioner who can review your symptoms, provide instruction and follow up as needed. If you need to find a doctor, you can use our Swedish provider directory

Additional resources

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Providence Swedish earns 16 national awards for environmental sustainability

This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your health care professional's instructions.

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