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MercyOne Locations Across Iowa Recognized as Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for Excellence in Care

July 31, 2020

Des Moines, Iowa, July 30, 2020 – MercyOne locations were recognized as Best Hospitals in Iowa for 2020-21 as announced by U.S. News & World Report. MercyOne Des Moines ranks number one in the Des Moines metro area and second in Iowa, while MercyOne Siouxland ranks sixth in the state.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 31st 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.

A number of MercyOne medical centers received high performing recognition in Cardiology and Heart Surgery, including Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery and Heart Failure Care. Awarded MercyOne recipients include:

MercyOne medical centers listed as high performing in Pulmonology & Lung Surgery, including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), include:

MercyOne medical centers selected as high performing in Cancer Care, including Colon Cancer Surgery and Lung Cancer Surgery, are:

MercyOne medical centers listed as high performers for Orthopedics Care, including Knee Replacement Surgery and Hip Replacement Surgery, include:

“Our expert doctors, providers and colleagues across MercyOne make this recognition possible through our commitment to provide quality and personalized care to patients across Iowa. We are fortunate to have talented caregiving teams across MercyOne,” said Bob Ritz, MercyOne president and chief executive officer. “These recognitions highlight our dedication to improve access to safe, innovative and quality care for Iowans.”

“For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has been helping patients, along with the help of their physicians, identify the Best Hospitals in an array of specialties, procedures and conditions,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes for patients.”

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, MercyOne is practicing expanded safety protocols to help protect patients and our care teams including temperature and symptom screening for all individuals who enter care locations, requiring face masks for all, implementing practices to ensure physical separation and increased cleaning. Virtual Visits are an additional way MercyOne is helping ensure continued access to personalized care for patients. To learn more about safe, personalized care available across Iowa, visit MercyOne.org.

About MercyOne

MercyOne is a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping people and communities live their best life. MercyOne’s care providers and staff make health the highest priority. The system’s clinics, medical centers, hospitals and affiliates are located throughout the state of Iowa and beyond. Headquartered in central Iowa, MercyOne was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between Catholic Health Initiatives (now CommonSpirit Health) and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations.

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. A digital news and information company focused on Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars and Civic, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.