Mercy Earns High Marks in CMS Hospital Grades

Mercy has received a number of high marks in the latest report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and U.S. News and World Report.

CMS grades hospitals on over 100 measures of quality divided into seven categories: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and effective use of medical imaging.

Both Mercy Hospital Springfield and Mercy Hospital Lebanon received the maximum 4 star rating from the group. They were the highest scoring hospitals in the area.

The U.S. News and World Report’s survey reviewed hospital performance in adult and pediatric clinical specialities, procedures, and conditions.

Mercy Hospital was the highest rated hospital in the area, and named “high performing” in seven procedures & conditions:

  • Knee replacement
  • Hip replacement
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Craig McCoy, president of Mercy Springfield Communities, praised his staff in a press statement.

“We are so blessed with outstanding co-workers and providers,” McCoy said. “Their quality medical care leads to these high ratings, and we know it’s also the immeasurable part of the care they provide that means so much to our patients. It’s their kind words, impromptu prayers and calming reassurance. In this time when our health seems so uncertain, it’s good to know Mercy’s team is ready to care for you and your family.”

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