Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines Ranked a Best Performing Hospital
DES MOINES, Iowa—Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2018-19 by U.S. News & World Report. Mercy – Des Moines is ranked second in Iowa and is a Best Regional Hospital in Central Iowa and Des Moines. Mercy achieved high performing status in seven procedure and condition ratings.
The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 29th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.
“Achieving this ranking and care ratings demonstrates the dedication of our physicians and colleagues to providing the best quality care possible,” said Mercy President Karl Keeler. “As an organization, we are committed to delivering a remarkable Mercy experience to every person we are privileged to serve,”
For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News & World Report evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. Mercy – Des Moines was ranked as a high performing hospital for:
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Aortic Valve Surgery
- Heart Bypass Surgery
- Heart Failure
- Colon Cancer Surgery
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Hip Replacement
- Knee Replacement
The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.
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About Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines
Mercy operates four not-for-profit, Catholic hospital campuses, with a total of 875 beds, along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state – with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. Mercy Medical Center–Des Moines is a member of Mercy Health Network and is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Englewood, Colo. The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 99 hospitals and multiple other facilities and services.
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