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Accreditation and awards

  • Nationally known for clinical excellence and compassionate care

    2015: Mercy Hospital has again been named among the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals®. Also Mercy was ranked third in the metro and fifth in the state and also received regional recognition in three specialty areas, for Gastroenterology & Gastrointestinal Surgery, Orthopedics and Pulmonology, and was rated a high performing hospital for heart failure by the U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16 Best Hospital rankings

    2014: Mercy Hospital is proud to announce that a leading healthcare quality consultant has found Mercy to be one the nation's 100 Top Hospitals for large community hospitals and among the top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals for community hospitals. This is the third time Mercy has been named the 100 Top Hospital and the eighth as a Top Cardiovascular Hospital.

    Mercy Hospital, part of Allina Health, named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals®

    2014 iVantage Healthstrong Hospital Award: Mercy Hospital is one of only 547 hospitals in the nation (of 4,400) and 14 in Minnesota named to the HospitalStrength Index. This signifies a top 12% in the nation.

    US News & World Report 'Best Hospitals'

    2013/14: Mercy Hospital is among the nation's top 40 hospitals for specific areas of expertise. Mercy Hospital ranked #4 in the state and #3 in the metro for overall quality of the entire hospital. Additionally, Mercy was ranked among the best in the nation in gastroenterology and GI surgery and earned high performing ratings in: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

    2011/2012: Mercy Hospital is one of only four hospitals in the Twin Cities to earn a national ranking. Of nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide, Mercy ranks among the top 50 for diabetes and endocrinology care, and earned high performance ratings in seven other specialties: gastroenterology (digestive system) geriatrics, nephrology (kidney), neurology and neurosurgery (brain), orthopedics (bones, joints, muscles), pulmonology (lung), urology (urinary tract).

     
    The Joint Commission Gold Seal.

    The Joint Commission Accreditation

    Mercy Hospital, as all Allina Health hospitals, is accredited by The Joint Commission. This agency serves to help ensure and monitor the quality and safety of patient care.

    Joint Replacement Center: Mercy Hospital’s Joint Replacement Program earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ for hip and knee replacements by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety. 

    Primary Stroke Center

    National certification by The Joint Commission recognizes the specialized care required by stroke patients, from early identification to immediate treatment and rehabilitation.

    Institute for Healthcare Improvement Mentor Hospital designation

    Mercy is among fewer than 150 hospitals nationwide designated as a Mentor Hospital by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) for success in preventing two types of hospital-acquired infections.

    Chest Pain Center

    The Society of Chest Pain Centers awarded accreditation to Mercy's Emergency Department, Heart & Vascular Center and emergency medical personnel for their extensive and coordinated effort to reduce deaths from heart disease.

    American Heart Association

    Mercy Hospital received a Silver Quality Achievement Award in 2014 for saving lives of those who experience cardiac arrest by following the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines for patient resuscitation.

    American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer Accreditation

    Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® – Mercy Hospital
    A Comprehensive Community Cancer Center

    Level 2 Trauma Center

    American College of Surgeons

    American Association of Critical Care Nurses

    Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence has been awarded to all eligible Mercy units. This award highlights excellence in critical care patient systems, outcomes and an environment for patient safety.

    Blue Cross Blue Shield Centers

    • BCBS Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement
    • BCBS Blue Distinction Center for Cardiovascular Care

    Laboratory Services Accreditation

    Clinical Pastoral Education Accreditation

    Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA)

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