Accreditation and awards

Some of our awards

Newsweek and Statista

Mercy Hospital is named among the 2024 World's Best Hospitals, awarded by Newsweek and Statista. Read more about the recognition.

US News & World Report 'Best Hospitals'

Mercy Hospital tied for second best hospital in the Twin Cities and fourth best hospital in Minnesota in the 2023-24 rankings. It was rated high-performing in pulmonology and lung surgery and in 12 adult procedures. Learn more about the U.S. News & World Report rankings.

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.

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 Hospital Strength Index. This signifies a top 12% in the nation.

The Joint Commission Accreditation

The Joint Commission Gold Seal.

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.


Certified Primary Stroke Center

Mercy Hospital is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by DNV.

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

Additional accreditations

  • Laboratory Services Accreditation
  • Clinical Pastoral Education Accreditation
  • Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA)