Mercy Medical Center has been named to the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® list. This is the ninth time that Mercy has been recognized with this honor as one of the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. Fortune publishes the annual list.
Merative identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 2,650 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the U.S. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health. It was established to help identify best practices that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced and sustainable high performance.
“I’m pleased that this recognition once again demonstrates Mercy’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care,” said Tim Charles, president and CEO, Mercy Medical Center. “Even throughout the challenges we have faced during the pandemic, our caregivers strive every day to achieve a hospital-wide culture of excellence across all services, from patient care and clinical areas to facilities and room service.”
According to Merative, as compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators, such as survival rates; patient complications; healthcare-associated infections; 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates; length of stay; throughput in emergency departments; inpatient expenses; profitability; and patient satisfaction ratings.
The Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals lists also incorporates a community health measure into its ranking process. For the community health measure, hospitals were surveyed across three components: 1) assessing hospital contributions to community health as a provider of critical services for community health and preventive care; 2) identifying ways that hospitals contribute to community health as a community partner teaming up with local organizations to implement critical programs; and 3) focusing on ways that hospitals promote community health through their practices as anchor institutions supporting local economic and social progress.
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