Mercy Medical Center Recognized by U.S. News and World Report's "Best Hospital 2022-23" Edition
July 26, 2022
(Baltimore, MD) - Mercy Medical Center has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report's "Best Hospitals" rankings for 2022-2023. Among Adult Specialties, National Rankings, Mercy was rated as High Performing in Orthopedics. In Common Adult Procedures and Condition Ratings, Mercy earned High Performing status in Hip Fracture, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, and Colon Cancer Surgery. The High Performing rating is in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes.
"Given the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in the past two years, it is especially gratifying to be included in U.S. News' annual 'Best Hospitals' edition. Congratulations to all the Mercy physicians, providers and staff in Orthopedics and Joint Replacement, The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease, and all those clinical divisions which played a role in achieving this top ranking," said Dr. David Maine, President and CEO of Mercy Health Services, Mercy Medical Center.
Dr. Maine noted that this recognition by U.S. News follows a number of recent accolades for the 148-year-old Catholic hospital, including earning an "A" grade in the spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Mercy's achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
For the 2022-23 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 20 procedures and conditions. Fewer than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating, and only 11 earned this rating in all procedures and conditions. The state and metro area rankings recognize hospitals that received high performing ratings across multiple areas of care.
"This year's expanded report from U.S. News includes new ratings for important procedures and conditions to help each patient pick the right hospital for the type of care they need," said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "Hospitals faced incredible challenges this past year, and the best of them have provided great care throughout the pandemic and continue to offer excellent care today."
The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, quality of nursing and other care-related indicators. The Procedures & Conditions ratings were produced by U.S. News analysts. For more information about the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ.
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.
Dan Collins, Senior Director of Media Relations