Awards and 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.
U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals
Mercy Medical Center has been recognized as a Best Regional Hospital in Maryland by U.S. News & World Report.
Mercy achieved the highest rating possible, High Performing, in 7 of 9 Adult Procedures and Conditions. 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 Medical Center has been ranked as one of the best hospitals in the nation for Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings are determined based on various data categories including volume of high-risk patients, nurse staffing and patient survival.
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Blue Distinction Center+
Mercy has been named a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, Maternity Care and 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. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area. For details on Local Blue Plan Criteria, a provider’s in-network status, or your own policy’s coverage, contact your Local Blue Plan. Each hospital’s Cost Index is calculated with data from its Local Blue Plan. Hospitals in CA, ID, NY, PA and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans areas, resulting in two Cost Index figures; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both Cost Index figures must meet BDC+ national criteria. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for damages or non-covered charges resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers.
100 Great Hospitals in America
Becker's Hospital Review named Mercy Medical Center among its 2015 list of "100 Great Hospitals in America." According to Becker's Hospital Review, institutions that made the list have a strong foundation of high-quality care, stellar credentials and a focus on their communities. Additionally these hospitals are home to medical and scientific breakthroughs, provide best-in-class patient care and serve as research hubs or local anchors of wellness.
100 Hospitals with Great Women's Programs
Becker's Hospital Review named Mercy to its list of "100 Hospitals With Great Women's Health Programs" for 2014 and 2013. These hospitals offer outstanding women's health programs, such as gynecology, obstetrics, reproductive medicine and other women's health needs. Hospitals were selected based on clinical excellence, quality care and women's health awards.
100 Great Orthopedic Programs
Becker's Hospital Review named Mercy Medical Center to its list of "100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs" in 2015 and 2016. 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.
Center for Advanced Recovery - Joint Replacement
The Center for Advanced Recovery™ (CARE) designation was established to recognize orthopedic programs that exceed national benchmarks for excellence in clinical outcomes and patient experience. CARE is the only orthopedics designation that comprehensively evaluates both process and results.
HealthStream Excellence Through Insight Award
HealthStream performs post-hospitalization surveys for hundreds of hospitals nationwide, including Mercy, with the goal of increasing patient satisfaction on a variety of levels. Mercy’s Laboratory was chosen for receiving the highest ratings in patient experience from among HealthStream’s clients, as well as exceeding industry standards.
HealthStream Excellence Through Insight Award
HealthStream performs post-hospitalization surveys for hundreds of hospitals nationwide, including Mercy, with the goal of increasing patient satisfaction on a variety of levels. Mercy’s Radiology Department was chosen for receiving the highest ratings in patient experience from among HealthStream’s clients, as well as exceeding industry standards.
Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals
Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore was named to the 2012 Top 100 Hospitals list compiled by Thomson Reuters. The annual study uses objective research and independent public data to recognize the best U.S. hospitals.
Baltimore Magazine Top Doctors
Many Mercy doctors in a variety of specialties have been named to Baltimore magazine's list of "Top Doctors". Twenty eight Mercy doctors were recognized in 2016.
American Association of Critical Care Beacon Award for (Nursing) Excellence
The American Association of Critical Care Nurses has designated Mercy Medical Center as a Gold Level hospital for the Beacon Award of Excellence. Recipients of the Gold Beacon Award demonstrate excellence in sustained unit performance and patients outcomes. Mercy is the only hospital in Maryland to currently hold Gold Status.
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, an honor achieved by fewer than 7% of hospitals in the United States.
30 Most Nurse-Friendly Hospitals
Mercy Medical Center has been recognized as one of the Top Nurse-Friendly Hospitals in the nation by TopRNtoBSN.com, citing Nursing Excellence awards, an atmosphere of teamwork and mentoring and an attractive benefits package.
Employer of Choice Awards
100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare
Becker's Hospital Review named Mercy one of the Top 100 Places to Work in Healthcare in April 2013. Employers are chosen for their demonstrated excellence in providing robust benefits, wellness initiatives, professional development opportunities and atmospheres of employee unity and satisfaction.
Baltimore Magazine Best Places to Work
Baltimore magazine named Mercy Medical Center a Best Place to Work in 2012. The magazine notes Mercy’s employee benefits and friendly atmosphere among the reasons it made the list.
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:
- Joint Commission Advanced Certification - Primary Stroke Center
- Joint Commission Certification -Joint Replacement - Hip
- Joint Commission Certification - Joint Replacement - Knee
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 Surgeons and Commission on Cancer Accreditation
Mercy Medical Center was awarded Accreditation with Commendation - Gold Status. 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.
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 assessed.
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.
The Mary Catherine Bunting Center Awards
The Mary Catherine Bunting Center is Mercy’s 686,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Main Hospital. Since its opening, The Bunting Center has been the recipient of numerous architectural, design and community impact awards, including the following:
- American Council of Engineering Companies National Recognition Award
- American Society of Landscape Architects, Maryland & Potomac Chapters, Honor Award
- National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Maryland Chapter, Community Impact Award of Excellence
- Craftsman Awards of the Building Congress & Exchange of Metropolitan Baltimore
- The American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC Chapter, Presidential Citation for Urban Design
- The Baltimore Business Journal Green Development Award, First Place
- The Baltimore Business Journal Heavy Hitters in Real Estate Award, Redevelopment Category, First Place
- Greater Baltimore Committee Bridging the Gap Awards, Business Partnerships/Strategic Alliances
- Association of Fundraising Professionals, Maryland Chapter, Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year, Mary Catherine Bunting
- The City Paper Baltimore’s Best, Best Development Project
- Modern Healthcare Magazine Design Awards, (Unbuilt) Notable Project Award
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