Mercy Repeats as a U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Hospital
For the third consecutive year Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is ranked as one of the nation’s Best Regional Hospitals for 2014-15 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. Mercy Des Moines is a Best Regional Hospital in the Des Moines area and Central Iowa region. Mercy also ranks fifth in Iowa with high performance in the specialties of: Orthopedics and Pulmonology.
“The staff at Mercy is truly committed to delivering the best care experience possible for our patients,” said Mercy President Bob Ritz. “Our medical staff and staff are dedicated to the pursuit of new and innovative care processes which improve each patient’s quality of care and quality of life. Thanks to the extraordinary work done by the Mercy Family, our patients deserve and receive some of the best care in the country right here at home.”
For the 2014-15 Best Hospitals rankings, U.S. News evaluated 5,000 hospitals in 16 adult specialties. U.S. News provides regional recognition to acknowledge valuable regional sources of quality care. 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.
Mercy operates two hospital campuses, along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is an 802-bed acute care, not-for-profit Catholic hospital founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893. Mercy is the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state — with more than 6,900 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 89 hospitals and multiple other facilities and services.
About Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines
Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is a not-for-profit Catholic health care provider. Mercy Des Moines’ hospitals, with a total of 875 beds, include: Mercy Medical Center – central campus, Mercy Medical Center – West Lakes, Mercy Children's Hospital & Clinics, Mercy Medical Center – Centerville, Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, Mercy is the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines.
With approximately 7,000 staff members and a medical staff of about 1,200 physicians and allied health professionals, Mercy is one of the state’s largest employers and one of the Midwest’s largest referral centers.
Mercy is accredited by The Joint Commission – a seal of approval indicating Mercy meets strict performance standards, provides high quality patient care and demonstrates accountability in the rapidly changing field of health care.
Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is a member of Mercy Health Network (MHN) and is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 103 hospitals and multiple other facilities and services.
Fourteen of Iowa’s community hospitals – from Bloomfield and Webster City to Greenfield and beyond – have chosen to affiliate with Mercy Health Network – Central Iowa. Through contracted relationships, Mercy provides management and support services to these community hospitals, who work together to share best practices and process improvements, to improve quality and service while lowering the costs of care.
Mercy Clinics, a subsidiary of Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines, is one of Iowa’s largest multispecialty clinic systems. The system includes more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinic locations throughout Dallas, Guthrie, Polk, Wapello, and Warren counties.