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Monday, January 4, 2021 - Mercy Iowa City Clinics recognized as the best clinics in the Iowa City area
Mercy Iowa City is proud and honored to receive recognition from Locals Love Us, earning first place for its Medical Clinics in the Iowa City area.

Locals Love Us uses votes from community members to determine the top rankings in each category. Mercy Iowa City Clinics earned the top spot out of 16 nominees and was also named a winner for all 17 voter groups, based on factors like age and location. Leaders with Mercy Iowa City Clinics say this award exemplifies Mercy Iowa City’s Mission.

“Mercy Iowa City’s Mission is committed to transforming the health of the community and this honor shows we are succeeding in our goal,” said Judy Andronowitz, Chief Operating Officer of Mercy Clinics. “This recognition shows our community recognizes the efforts made by Mercy Clinics to offer the highest quality care around.”

Andronowitz said this award would not be possible without the extraordinary efforts from providers and colleagues at Mercy Iowa City Clinics who have committed to providing patients with the best patient experience both via telemedicine and in-person appointments, ensuring patients get the care they need safely.

Mercy Iowa City Clinics has many locations throughout southeast Iowa that are accepting patients and are eager to continue to serve the community. Patients are encouraged to call Mercy On Call at 319-358-2767 to connect with the best and most convenient provider.

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About Mercy Iowa City

Mercy Iowa City is an acute care hospital and regional referral center for southeast Iowa. Mercy has received: the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) 5 Star Rating as a Top 2% of all hospitals for the 4th consecutive year, the only hospital in Iowa to do so; the Fortune IBM/Watson Health 100 Top Hospital ranking; the Fortune IBM/Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital ranking; the accredited Chest Pain Center with the American Heart Association Gold Plus Achievement Award for Stroke Care; 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 13 consecutive years; and the Center of Distinction Award from Healogics for Mercy’s Wound and Vein Center. Mercy has 194 acute care beds, 25 private rooms for outpatient surgery, a 26-bed nursery with 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 subspecialties, and 1,350 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.