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Swedish Medical Center-First Hill

 
 
 
 
 
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Address: 747 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122 Phone: (206) 386-6000 Web site: http://www.swedish.org
CR Safety Score
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56
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56
21
Safety Score Components
Avoiding infections rating icon Communication about hospital discharge
Avoiding readmissions rating icon Communication about drug information
Avoiding death - medical rating icon Appropriate use of abdominal scanning rating icon
Avoiding death - surgical rating icon Appropriate use of chest scanning rating icon
Patient Outcomes
Avoiding infections info
Avoiding bloodstream infections info

This hospital reported 2 bloodstream infections in the 7,498 days that its ICU patients had central lines between 04/01/2014 and 03/31/2015.

This is 86% better than national rates for this hospital's mix of ICUs.1

Avoiding surgical-site infections info

This hospital reported 38 surgical-site infections in 1,199 surgical procedures among its patients between 04/01/2014 and 03/31/2015.

This is 102% worse than national rates for the surgical procedures reported by this hospital.2

Avoiding catheter-associated urinary tract infections info

This hospital reported 9 catheter-associated urinary tract infections in the 4,347 days that its ICU patients had catheters between 04/01/2014 and 03/31/2015.

This is 64% worse than national rates for this hospital’s mix of ICUs. 3

Avoiding MRSA infections info

This hospital reported 7 MRSA infections in 153,538 days its patients spent in the hospital between 04/01/2014 and 03/31/2015.

This is 25% better than national rates. 4

Avoiding C.difficile infections info

This hospital reported 93 C.difficile infections in 125,004 days its patients spent in the hospital between 04/01/2014 and 03/31/2015.

This is 7% better than national rates. 5

Other Patient Outcomes
Avoiding readmissions info

Medicare patients have a 14% chance of being readmitted to the hospital within 30 days.6

Avoiding death - medical info

This Rating is based on the chance that a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, pneumonia, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient will die within 30 days of being admitted to the hospital.7

Avoiding death - surgical info

This Rating is based on how often patients undergoing surgery died in the hospital after developing a serious treatable complication.8

 
Patient Experience9
Overall patient experience info
This shows patients' overall assessments of the quality of care they received.
Communication about hospital discharge

85% of patients said that they were told what to watch for after leaving the hospital.

Communication about drug information

82% of patients said that staff always or usually explained about new medications.

Doctor-patient communication

96% of patients said that doctors always or usually communicated well.

Nurse-patient communication

96% of patients said that nurses always or usually communicated well.

Pain control

95% of patients said that their pain was always or usually well controlled.

Help from hospital staff

90% of patients said that staff always or usually provided help quickly.

Room cleanliness

90% of patients said that their room and bathrooms were always or usually clean.

Room quietness

89% of patients said that the area around their rooms were always or usually quiet at night.

 
Hospital Practices
Appropriate use of abdominal scanning info

8% of scanned patients at this hospital received double abdominal scans. 10

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Appropriate use of chest scanning info

1% of scanned patients at this hospital received double chest scans. 10

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Maternity Care
Avoiding C-sections info

In this hospital 26% of first-time mothers with low-risk deliveries had a C-section. 11

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Avoiding early elective deliveries info

This hospital did not have enough data for a rating. 12

Not Yet Rated
 
Heart Surgery

These Ratings were derived from data submitted by hospitals to The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. The Ratings are based on data from the medical records of patients, considered the "gold standard" for quality measurement. The methods used to derive these Ratings have been endorsed by the National Quality Forum, a nonprofit organization that endorses consensus standards for measuring and publically reporting.

Ratings Key:

Overall Heart Bypass Surgery Performance info
This hospital did not have a rating.
Not Yet Rated
Patient survival info

Absence of complications info

Recommended medications info

Optimal surgical technique info

Overall Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery info
This hospital did not have a rating.
Not Yet Rated
Patient survival info

Absence of complications info

These heart surgery data come from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database and its participants. They provide important information to be considered, among other factors, in choosing a health care provider. Copyright © 2014 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. All rights reserved.

The data on this page was last published on April 13, 2016.
Sources for the information on this page:
  1. Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, December 2015.
  2. Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, December 2015.
  3. Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, December 2015.
  4. Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, December 2015.
  5. Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, December 2015.
  6. Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, July 2015.
  7. Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, July 2015.
  8. Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, July 2015.
  9. Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, December 2015.
  10. Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, July 2015.
  11. This percentage is a composite of Swedish Medical Center First Hill (26 percent) and Swedish Medical Center Ballard (25 percent). Data from The Leapfrog Group which was collected through the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey.
  12. We didn't rate this hospital because there was no data available, data was not reported in a usable fomat, or there was insufficient data for this hospital.
 
What's behind our Ratings?

Our hospital Ratings are based on data on infections, readmissions, complications, other adverse events, and more.