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Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - Mercy Iowa City Named a 100 Great Community Hospital

Mercy Iowa City is one of only two hospitals in Iowa to have been named a 100 Great Community Hospital by Becker’s Review, and the only one in its eastern Iowa service area. "It is a great honor to be recognized as a 100 Great Community Hospital for two years in a row, recognizing our excellent medical staff and colleagues, and their dedication to our patients and the communities they serve," said Sean Williams, President and CEO.


The list includes independent community hospitals with no more than 550 beds as well as facilities affiliated with large health systems, some with expansive rural geographies, and others in small communities outside of large cities. They have been recognized for their clinical quality, operational excellence and economic influence on the surrounding areas.


The Becker's editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on outside rankings and ratings organizations, including IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals, National Rural Health Association recognition, Leapfrog Group grades, Healthgrades awards and CMS stars, among other considerations.


About Mercy Iowa City, Becker’s Review said: “The 234-bed facility includes 25 outpatient rooms and a level 2 neonatal ICU. More than 250 physicians serve on the hospital's staff, and in April the hospital opened an infusion center with six semiprivate bays and four private rooms. In May, Healthgrades honored Mercy Iowa City with its Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the 11th consecutive year.”

The full list can be see here:


About Mercy Iowa City: Mercy Iowa City is an acute care hospital and regional referral center that draws patients from throughout southeast Iowa. For the past three years Mercy Iowa City has been awarded the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) 5 Star Rating as a Top 2% of all hospitals, the only hospital in Iowa to do so; is Johnson County’s only accredited Chest Pain Center with an American Heart Association Gold Plus Achievement Award for Stroke Care; received the Top 100 Community Hospitals Award in 2018 and 2019 from Becker’s Review; the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Mercy’s Emergency Care Unit by achieving 95 percent for patient experience for eleven consecutive years; an “A” grade for patient safety from Leapfrog; and the Center of Distinction Award from Healogics for Mercy’s Wound and Vein Center. Mercy has 234 acute care beds, 25 private rooms for outpatient surgery, 26 bed nursery with a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 28 primary and specialty care clinics, a medical staff of 250 physicians representing all major medical specialties and most sub-specialties and 1,400 employees. It was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1873 and became an affiliate of MercyOne in 2017. To learn more visit www.mercyiowacity.org.


About Becker’s Hospital Review: Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Articles are geared toward high-level hospital leaders and works to provide valuable information, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute care hospital CEOs, CFOs and CIOs.