Mercy Medical Center Recognized Among Best Hospitals in the Nation

February 12, 2020

Top 250 Hospital - Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, Maryland

Mercy Medical Center has achieved the Healthgrades 2020 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award, a distinction that places the hospital in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for superior clinical performance.

As a “Best Hospital” awardee, Mercy is recognized for overall clinical excellence across 32 conditions and procedures, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, respiratory failure, sepsis and stroke. Overall, patients treated in hospitals named as America’s Best Hospitals™ have, on average, a 26.6 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award.

“Mercy continues to amass accolades for quality of care delivered in a compassionate setting. This recognition from Healthgrades is a testament to the mission of the Sisters of Mercy, embraced daily by our physicians, nurses, clinical and lay staff to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients,” said Thomas R. Mullen, President and CEO, Mercy Health Services, Mercy Medical Center.

Mercy has received honors from Healthgrades in the past, including for excellence in Orthopedic SurgeryJoint ReplacementSpine SurgeryWomen’s Health (earning the 5-Star designation for hysterectomy, gynecologic procedures, and vaginal delivery, as well as special recognition for superior performance in gynecologic surgery), as well as Outstanding Patient Experience.

In addition to this honor, Mercy most recently received a 5-Star Overall Hospital Rating, the highest possible, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for quality of care. Mercy is among the top hospitals in the nation to achieve the highest quality rating for their stellar care.

Mercy has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” ranking for 2019-2020, named “High Performing” in Geriatrics (Nationally, Adult Specialties) and in both Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement (Common Adult Procedure and Condition Ratings). Mercy is also is among only 8 percent of healthcare organizations across the country to earn Magnet® status, the highest level of recognition for nursing services.

Mercy was recently ranked as one of the top midsize employers in the nation by Forbes magazine for the third consecutive year. Mercy Medical Center has been awarded an “A” from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, ranking it among the safest hospitals in the U.S.

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About Mercy

Founded in 1874 in Downtown Baltimore by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a 183-licensed bed, acute care, university-affiliated teaching hospital. Mercy has been recognized as a high-performing Maryland hospital (U.S. News & World Report); has achieved an overall 5-Star quality, safety, and patient experience rating (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services); is A-rated for Hospital Safety (Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade); and is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet™ hospital. Mercy Health Services is a not-for-profit health system and the parent company of Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Personal Physicians.

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