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Thursday, August 09, 2018 - Mercy Iowa City achieves platinum
Mercy Iowa City is one of only four hospitals in Iowa to receive the Platinum Performance Achievement Award from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry's ACTION Registry in 2018, and did this for the 8th consecutive year. “This award is yet another example of our outstanding quality patient care at Mercy Iowa City,” said Sean Williams, President and CEO. “I would like to thank our Mercy Cardiovascular providers and colleagues for their continued commitment to high quality care for our patients.” 

Mercy Iowa City is recognized as a Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital and recently integrated with Iowa Heart Center to create a premier cardiovascular center named Iowa Heart Center – Iowa City.

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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 Top 100 Community Hospitals Award in 2018 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 ten 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 Mercy Health Network in 2017. To learn more visit www.mercyiowacity.org.