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Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines Recognized for Excellent Quality and Safety

November 11, 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa – For the third consecutive year, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines has been nationally recognized for delivering outstanding care in the category of medical excellence, according to a 2014 study by CareChex®  a rating service of COMPARION®, a national independent health care data organization.

In addition to being recognized as #1 in the Des Moines market for Overall Medical Care, Mercy was also recognized by CareChex® in the Medical Excellence category in the following areas:

  • Heart Failure Care, #1 in the state and #7 in the nation
  • Pneumonia Care, #1 in the state and #12 in the nation
  • Stroke Care, #1 in the state and top 100 in the nation
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, #1 in the state and top 100 in the nation
  • Pulmonary Care, #1 in our market, top 10% in the state and top 10% in the nation
  • Hip Fracture Repair, #1 in our market and top 10% in the state
  • Major Bowel Procedures, #1 in our market
  • Neurological Care, #1 in our market

Mercy also received national recognition from CareChex® in the category of Patient Safety. The following areas were recognized as #1 in our market, #1 in the state and in the top 100 in the nation:

  • Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Gall Bladder Removal
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Heart Failure treatment
  • Pneumonia Care
  • Stroke Care
  • Women’s Health

“Quality and safety are an essential part of the patient experience we deliver and high standards we uphold at Mercy,” said Bob Ritz, president of Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines. “These rankings prove our commitment and dedication to providing the best possible care to our patients.”

CareChex® is a medical quality rating service of COMPARION® – one of the nation’s largest privately-held health care information service companies. CareChex® provides a composite evaluation of all components of medical quality, including process of care, outcomes of care and patient experiences.

Contact:
Gregg Lagan, Mercy Medical Center
(515) 229-1546 cell


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