Awards & Accreditations
The doctors, nurses and staff at Mercy Medical Center are committed to providing patients and their families quality, comprehensive patient care. We are proud to be recognized as a leading medical institution of the Mid-Atlantic region. Among the many awards and accreditations we have received, we are honored to have earned the following achievements.
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Hospital & Doctor Awards
U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals
Mercy achieved the highest rating possible, High Performing, in Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients. Scores are based on a variety of patient outcome and care related factors.
U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals
Mercy achieved the highest rating possible, High Performing, in Colon Cancer Surgery. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients. Scores are based on a variety of patient outcome and care related factors.
U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals
Mercy achieved the highest rating possible, High Performing, in Spinal Fusion Surgery. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients. Scores are based on a variety of patient outcome and care related factors.
America's 250 Best Hospitals
Healthgrades named Mercy one of the top 250 hospitals in America. Healthgrades Best 250 Hospitals are ranked in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for clinical excellence. Healthgrades measures hospital quality based on patient outcomes to help consumers understand and compare hospital performance.
CMS 5-Star Overall Hospital Rating
Mercy Medical Center has received a 5-Star Overall Hospital Rating, the highest possible, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the quality of care. Mercy is among the top hospitals in the nation to achieve the highest quality rating for their stellar care.
Leap Frog Hospital Safety Grade A
Mercy has been awarded an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Mercy’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Baltimore Magazine's Top Doctors
A total of 64 Mercy physicians were recognized in Baltimore magazine’s November 2021 “Top Doctors” issue, representing 48 separate specialties, ranging from orthopedic surgery to weight management. Every year Baltimore magazine polls thousands of physicians in the region, asking them to identify the best doctors in Baltimore.
America's 100 Best - Orthopedic Surgery
Mercy has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery by Healthgrades. The award is an indicator of superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgery, spinal fusion, hip fracture treatment, hip replacement, and total knee replacement. The distinction places Mercy in the top two percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance.
America's 100 Best - Joint Replacement
Mercy has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement by Healthgrades. The award is an indicator of superior clinical outcomes in hip replacement as well as knee replacement.
America's 100 Best - Spine Surgery
Mercy has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery by Healthgrades. The award is an indicator of superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgeries and spinal fusion procedures. The distinction places Mercy in the top two percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance.
5-Star Hospital for Vaginal Delivery
Mercy Medical Center has been named a 5-Star Recipient for Vaginal Deliveries, as recognized by Healthgrades. Part of Healthgrades Women’s Care Ratings and Awards, this 5-star recognition indicates that Mercy’s clinical outcomes for vaginal deliveries are statistically significantly better than expected. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality.
Woman's Choice Award - 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience
Mercy Medical Center was named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by the Women’s Choice Awards for multiple years. The recognition is earned by demonstrating extraordinary service in meeting the health care needs of women and their families.
100 Great Orthopedic Programs
Becker's Hospital Review named Mercy Medical Center to its list of "100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs" for multiple years. The list includes organizations whose orthopedic departments and dedicated centers have earned considerable recognition. Additionally these organizations provide outstanding patient care, advanced orthopedic research and treatment for professional athletes.
Outstanding Patient Experience Award
Mercy Medical Center has achieved the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award. This distinction recognizes Mercy as being among the top 15 percent of hospitals nationwide for patient experience. Healthgrades is a nationally recognized organization that provides information about physicians, hospitals and health care providers, amassing information regarding more than 3 million U.S. health care providers.
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Distinction Center
Mercy has been named a Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery. Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. Blue Distinction Centers + (BDC+) also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Individual outcomes may vary. National criteria is displayed on www.bcbs.com.
Nursing & Employer Awards
American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Hospital
The Magnet Recognition Program® of the American Nurses Credentialing Center recognizes the top health care organizations in the nation for quality patient care and nursing excellence. Mercy first earned Magnet Recognition in 2011 and achieved redesignation most recently in 2021.
Beacon Award for Excellence
The American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) has named Mercy a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence recipient for its Critical Care Unit. The Beacon Award for Excellence is a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and healthy work environments, recognizing unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards.
America's Best Midsize Employers
For multiple years Mercy Medical Center has been ranked as one of the top 500 midsize employers in the United States by Forbes magazine, a leading national business publication. Mercy was one of only two health system employers in the state to be named a “Best Employer” by Forbes in the midsize category.
Joint Commission Hospital Accreditation
Mercy Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission, an independent, nationally recognized organization that evaluates hospitals and health care organizations throughout the United States.
Additionally, Mercy holds several Joint Commission certifications:
Advanced Certification - Primary Stroke Center
Core Certification - Joint Replacement - Hip
Core Certification - Joint Replacement - Knee
Core Certification - Uterine-Ovarian Cancer
American College of Surgeons and Commission on Cancer Accreditation
Mercy Medical Center was awarded Full Accreditation by the Commission on Cancer. This prestigious accreditation is the seal of approval for cancer programs from the American College of Surgeons and formally acknowledges Mercy’s commitment to providing high-quality cancer care to our community.
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
The American College of Surgeons has designated The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy as an accredited breast center as part of its National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, which works to provide the most efficient and contemporary breast care using scientific evidence about what works best for patients
American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
The Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the American College of Radiology’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules.
American College of Radiology - Radiation Oncology Practice Accreditation
The Radiation Oncology Practice Accreditation Program provides radiation oncologists with third-party, impartial peer review and evaluation of patient care. The facility’s personnel, equipment, treatment-planning and treatment records as well as patient safety policies and quality control/ quality assessment activities are evaluated.
American Academy of Sleep Medicine Accreditation
Mercy's Sleep Center, part of The Lung Center at Mercy, is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the only professional society dedicated exclusively to the medical sub-specialty of sleep medicine.
Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Accredited Facility - Vascular Testing
The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) accreditation in Vascular Testing is awarded to imaging facilities that demonstrate a high level of patient care and excellence within the discipline.
American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine Laboratory Accreditation
Mercy's electrodiagnostic laboratory has been accredited by the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) and designated as Exemplary Status, the highest level of accreditation that the AANEM gives to laboratories.
College of American Pathologists - Laboratory Accreditation
The College of American Pathologists Laboratory Accreditation Program is an internationally recognized program designed to help laboratories achieve the highest standards of excellence to positively impact patient care.