U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT Names Mercy a "High Performing" Hospital for Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery

July 28, 2020
Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Medical Center has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report.

Mercy earned “High Performing” ratings for both hip replacement and knee replacement;(Common Adult Procedure and Condition Ratings) for the second consecutive year.

“High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards in the adult procedure category, recognizing care that was significantly better than the national average as measured by such factors as patient outcomes. 

For the 2020-21 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 10 procedures and conditions. Fewer than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating, and only 37 earned this rating in all 10 Procedures & Conditions. The state and metro area rankings recognize hospitals that received high performing ratings across multiple areas of care.

“Mercy has a national reputation for excellence in orthopedics, winning numerous awards. This recognition by U.S. News reaffirms Mercy’s standing as a top hospital in the field of orthopedics and joint replacement, thanks to the highly skilled physicians, surgeons and staff who deliver care in a compassionate setting,” said Dr. David Maine, President and CEO, Mercy Health Services, Mercy Medical Center.

In addition to U.S. News’ most recent accolade, Mercy has also received Healthgrades’ America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ and 100 Best for Spine Surgery recognition in recent years, and other honors including:

Recipient of the Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row
Recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Joint Replacement Excellence Award™
Recipient of the Healthgrades Spine Surgery Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row
Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services
Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Spine Surgery for 2 Years in a Row
Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services for 4 Years in a Row
Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement
Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Spine Surgery for 3 Years in a Row
Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement
Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 4 Years in a Row
Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment
Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery for 4 Years in a Row

“For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has been helping patients, along with the help of their physicians, identify the Best Hospitals in an array of specialties, procedures and conditions,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes for patients.”

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.


Dan Collins - Senior Director of Media Relations at Mercy Medical Center

Dan Collins, Senior Director of Media Relations

Email: dcollins@mdmercy.com Office: 410-332-9714 Cell: 410-375-7342

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 top Maryland hospital by U.S. News & World Report; a Top 100 hospital for Women’s Health & Orthopedics by Healthgrades; is currently A-rated for Hospital Safety (Leapfrog Group), and is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet Hospital. Mercy Medical Center is part of Mercy Health Services (MHS), the parent of Mercy’s primary care and specialty care physician enterprise, known as Mercy Personal Physicians, which employs more than 200 providers with locations in Baltimore, Lutherville, Overlea, Glen Burnie, Columbia and Reisterstown. For more information about Mercy, visit www.mdmercy.com, MDMercyMedia on FacebookTwitter, or call 1-800-MD-Mercy.

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