Mercy Medical Center–Des Moines Recognized for Excellent Quality and Safety
March 18, 2013
DES MOINES, Iowa – Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines has once again been nationally recognized for delivering outstanding care in the categories of medical excellence and patient safety. CareChex®, a rating service of COMPARION®, a national independent health care data organization, found Mercy to be one of the highest quality hospitals in the nation for the second year in a row.
In the category of Medical Excellence, CareChex® recognized Mercy as #24 in the nation and #1 in our market for Overall Medical Care. This ranking places Mercy in the top one percent of hospitals in the nation recognized for exceptional quality. In addition to Overall Medical Care, Mercy was recognized in the Medical Excellence category in the following areas:
- Heart Failure Care – ranked #1 in the state and #10 in the nation
- Pneumonia Care – ranked #1 in the state and #7 in the nation
- Pulmonary Care – ranked #1 in the state and #10 in the nation
- Stroke Care – ranked #1 in the state and in the top 100 in the nation
Mercy was also recognized by CareChex® as #1 in the state for Overall Medical Care in the Patient Safety category.
“These remarkable recognitions of Mercy’s quality and safety are the direct result of the unwavering commitment of our physicians, nurses and associates to deliver the best patient care possible—every day in every way,” said David Vellinga, President & CEO of Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines. “Quality and safety are an essential part of the high standards we uphold and these rankings prove our hard work is not going unnoticed. I am privileged to work among such dedicated health care professionals.”
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