About Mercy

Mercy Iowa City Recognitions

Mercy is accredited by The Joint Commission.

Mercy earns top 5-star rating from CMS for second consecutive year | more

Mercy earned ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®" recognition by The Joint Commission for 2014

Patient Experience
Mercy Iowa City has achieved the Healthgrades® 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for a tenth consecutive year (2008-2017), making it one of only two hospitals in Iowa to receive the award for 10 consecutive years.

Orthopedic Care
Mercy is a Blue Distinction Center for knee, hip and spine care.

Mercy Iowa City is the only hospital in Iowa to receive both Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery & Joint Replacement Excellence Awards in 2017. Thanks to our partners at the Steindler Orthopedic Clinic for helping us achieve these distinctions 


Mercy is the only Low Acuity Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program in Iowa, accredited by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Click here for more information: www.mercyiowacity.org/bariatrics.

Heart Care
Mercy is a Blue Distinction Center for heart care.

Mercy is the only Accredited Chest Pain Center in Johnson County. 

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Certifies that Mercy Iowa City Cardiac Rehab Program has met the strict standards and has been awarded certification through the AACVPR.

Mercy's Cardiology Program received the Get With the Guidelines Platinum Performance Achievement Award six years in a row.

Stroke Care
Mercy is a Certified Primary Stroke Center.

Mercy received the American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines Gold Plus Achievement Award.

Maternity Care
Mercy is a Blue Distinction Center and Blue Distinction Centers+.

Wound Care
The Wound and Vein Center has been recognized with a national award for clinical excellence: The Center of Distinction Award by Healogics.

Mercy Hospital Laboratory received two-year accreditation on September 3, 2015, by the College of American Pathologist (CAP).

Diabetes Care
Mercy's Diabetes Education is accredited by the State of Iowa and American Diabetes Association.

Home Care
Mercy Home Health Care is Medicare/ Medicaid certified and accredited by The Joint Commission.