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Mercy named a 2013-2014 Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa–For the second consecutive year Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines has been ranked as a U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Hospital in Iowa, with high performance in six medical specialties. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

Mercy is a Best Regional Hospital in the Des Moines metro area and Central Iowa region. Only about 15 percent of hospitals in the United States are recognized for their high performance as being among their region’s best according to U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comaro. Mercy is ranked second in the state based on high performance in the specialties of: Cancer; Gastroenterology and GI Surgery; Gynecology; Nephrology; Orthopedics; and Pulmonology.

“This recognition as an outstanding hospital is a direct reflection of the quality of care provided by the medical staff and staff at Mercy Medical Center,” said Mercy President Robert P. “Bob” Ritz. “It is also confirmation of our commitment to provide the best patient experience possible to every patient, every day. In addition, this national ranking among the best hospitals in the U.S. builds confidence in our community for world class care at home. We are very proud of our Mercy Family for this tremendous accomplishment."

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.

Contact: Gregg Lagan
Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines
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Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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