Quality Drives All We Do

At Swede’s, that includes treatment, prevention, education and care of the whole person. We are recognized as a leader in the implementation, measurement and improvement of quality initiatives in healthcare. As a result, no health system in northern Illinois has won more national awards for quality than SwedishAmerican.
You'll see that hospital's performance ranked among the best in the state and that our hospital consistently provides high-quality care in the treatment of heart attack, congestive heart failure and pneumonia—three critical areas.
SwedishAmerican works hard to maintain its position as the "quality leader" among health systems in northern Illinois, and superior clinical outcomes are at the heart of our day-to-day operations. As a result, in recent years our organization has been recognized as a Solucient Top 100 U.S. Hospital, a J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital, and has received numerous other national awards for quality and excellence.
Quality Leadership
The leadership of SwedishAmerican Health System guides the quality and safety program and allocates resources to foster the efforts for continuously improving organizational performance. These leaders include the governing board, chief executive officer, vice presidents, medical staff officers, directors, and managers. They provide leadership for quality activities by role modeling, planning, educating, setting priorities and providing support.

Quality and Safety Program
Our Quality and Safety Program seeks to systematically improve organizational performance and assure that a single level of care is provided for patients. Performance improvement activities provide health system and medical staff leaders with measures of competency for individuals and demonstrate improvement in processes and outcomes. In addition, an organization-wide safety program focuses on reducing medical errors and providing a safe healthcare environment.