Awards & Accolades
Mercy Hospital is a recipient of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) prestigious Magnet™ award for excellence in nursing services. This voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellences in nursing and is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice. Magnet recognition has become the gold standard for nursing excellence.
To achieve initial Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. Organization applying for Magnet designation must demonstrate qualitative and quantitative evidence regarding patient care and outcomes. An organization seeking to reapply for Magnet recognition must provide documented evidence of how Magnet concepts, performance, and quality were sustained and improved over the four-year period since the hospital received its initial recognition. Mercy Hospital was designated in 2006 and again in 201.
HealthGrades - Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™
Mercy Hospital has been named a 2011 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™ by HealthGrades, the nation’s most trusted source of health care provider information. This prestigious distinction places Mercy Hospital among the Top 5% of hospitals nationwide for clinical performance. The HealthGrades Hospital Quality and Clinical Excellence study identifies those hospitals with the best overall clinical performance across all 26 medical diagnoses and procedures that the organization rates.
Unlike other hospital quality studies, HealthGrades evaluates hospitals solely on clinical outcomes: risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications. HealthGrades’ analysis is based on approximately 40 million Medicare discharges. Using these top-performing hospitals as a benchmark, HealthGrades quantifies the impact of differences in hospital quality in terms of lives lost and unexpected complications.
HealthGrades - Patient Safety Excellence Award™
Mercy Hospital is a recipient of the 2011 HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™, indicating that its patient safety ratings are in the top 5% of U.S. hospitals. In a study released today by HealthGrades, the nation's most trusted source of health care provider information, Mercy Hospital is one of only 268 hospitals in the country to receive this designation.
The study finds that Medicare patients at Patient Safety Excellence Award hospitals were 46.26% less likely to experience a patient safety event during the time period. In addition, if all hospitals performed at this level of distinction as Mercy Hospital approximately 174,358 patient safety events and 20,688 Medicare deaths could have been avoided from 2007 to 2009.