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Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - Mercy Iowa City Named a 100 Great Community Hospital
Mercy Iowa City has been named a 100 Great Community Hospital by Becker’s Review. The national list includes independent community hospitals as well as facilities affiliated with large health systems. Many of the hospitals have been recognized for their clinical quality, operational excellence and economic impact on the surrounding areas. For the purposes of this list, Becker's defines a community hospital as a facility with no more than 550 beds. "This honor is a recognition of the excellent medical staff, wonderful employees and continuing dedication of our entire team," said Sean Williams, President and CEO.

About Mercy Iowa City, Becker’s said that it draws patients from throughout southeast Iowa, is the only hospital in Iowa to receive the 2018 Joint Replacement Excellence Award from Healthgrades, to have achieved a five-star rating from CMS in both 2017 and 2018, an "A" rating from Leapfrog, and in May was awarded the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

The Becker's editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on several outside rankings and ratings organizations, including IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals, iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health's Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, CareChex ratings, Leapfrog Group grades, Healthgrades awards and CMS stars, among other considerations.

The full list can be read here: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/100-great-community-hospitals-2018.html



About Mercy Iowa City
Mercy Iowa City is an acute care hospital and regional referral center that draws patients from throughout southeast Iowa. In 2017 and 2018 Mercy Iowa City was 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 Hospital Association Gold Plus Achievement Award for Stroke Care; received the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Mercy’s Emergency Care Unit by achieving 95 percent for patient experience for ten consecutive years; received an "A" grade for patient safety from Leapfrog; and received 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 1,350 employees. It was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1873 and became an affiliate of Mercy Health Network 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.