Mercy-Cedar Rapids Named One of the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals for Sixth Consecutive Year - MedQ

Mercy-Cedar Rapids Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals for Sixth Consecutive Year

MedQuarter (MedQ) Regional Medical District | March 12th, 2018

Mercy Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health.  Formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals, this recognition spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. based on clinical, operational and patient satisfaction data.

The Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® analyzes hospital and health system performance in 11 areas, including quality, safety, efficiency and overall performance measures.  The study has been conducted annually since 1993. This is the sixth consecutive year Mercy-Cedar Rapids has been recognized with this honor.

Based on the results of this year’s study, if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated at the award-winning facilities:

  • More than 102,000 additional lives could be saved;
  • More than 43,000 additional patients could be complication-free;
  • More than $4.4 billion in inpatient costs could be saved;
  • Approximately 200,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days

The winning hospitals were announced in the March 5th edition of Modern Healthcare magazine. For more information, visit

About Mercy Medical Center

For 118 years, Mercy Medical Center has delivered The Mercy Touch to its patients by partnering the latest technology with compassionate and high-quality health care.  A subsidiary of MercyCare Service Corporation, Mercy is a fully-accredited 445 licensed-bed regional hospital based in Cedar Rapids, IA. Founded in 1900 by the Sisters of Mercy, today it offers a wide range of patient-centered services, including world-class cancer care at the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center.  Mercy has the most advanced private patient suites in the eastern Iowa Corridor as well as an established network of primary and urgent care clinics located throughout Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities.  For more information, log onto, or follow Mercy on Facebook at; on Twitter at; on YouTube at; and Pinterest at 

About IBM Watson Health

Watson Health is a business unit of IBM that is dedicated to the development and implementation of cognitive and data-driven technologies to advance health. Watson Health technologies are tackling a wide range of the world’s biggest healthcare challenges including cancer, diabetes, drug discovery and more. Learn more at



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