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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - Mercy Iowa City Recognized by Healthgrades as Top 10% in Nation for Joint Replacement for 10th Consecutive Year
 In partnership with Steindler Orthopedic Clinic, Mercy Iowa City achieves Joint Replacement Excellence Award

 

 

        

Joint Replacement at Mercy Iowa City is among the top 10% in the nation—as measured by volume-weighted performance—according to this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.* Mercy Iowa City is the only hospital in the state of Iowa that received the 2018 Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ and the only hospital to receive this distinction for 10 consecutive years (2009-2018).

 

All joint and orthopedic procedures at Mercy Iowa City are performed by the orthopedic surgeons at Steindler Orthopedic Clinic. This longstanding partnership begun in 1945 by Dr. Arthur Steindler is devoted to delivering exceptional care to patients in southeast Iowa. Mercy Iowa City, in partnership with Steindler Orthopedic Clinic, is the only hospital in the state of Iowa to receive Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ in 2018— a testament to all of the care providers at both organizations.

 

Mercy Iowa City also received Five-Star recognition for Total Knee Replacement for 16 consecutive years (2003-2018) and Total Hip Replacement for 10 years in a row (2009-2018). Mercy Iowa City has also been recognized as a recipient of the Outstanding Patient Experience Award for 10 years in a row (2009-2017).

 

"Every member of the Mercy community contributes to making this hospital one where patients can depend not only on excellent clinical outcomes, but one where their stay is as comfortable and nurturing as it can be," said Shane Cerone, Interim President and CEO. " I’m extremely proud of the team we have."

This achievement is part of findings released today by Healthgrades and is featured in their 2018 Report to the Nation. . The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.

 

This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2014-2016, patients treated at hospitals receiving the Joint Replacement Specialty Excellence Award have, on average, a 57.2% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.**

 

"Consumers value information about hospital quality and use it to evaluate their choices for care," said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. "Hospitals that have achieved a specialty excellence distinction from Healthgrades prove a commitment to high-quality of patient care."

 

*For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluate comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.

 

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: Mercy Iowa City was awarded the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) 5 Star Rating as a Top 2% of all hospitals and the only hospital in Iowa to do so; is Johnson County’s only accredited Chest Pain Center and has received 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 for achieving a 95th percentile for patient experience, the tenth year consecutive year; received an "A" grade for patient safety from Leapfrog; received the Center of Distinction Award from Healogics for Mercy’s Wound and Vein Center; and received the recognitions from Healthgrades. Mercy has 234 acute care beds, 25 private rooms for outpatient surgery, 26 bed nursery with a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 27 primary and specialty care clinics, a medical staff of 250 physicians representing all major medical specialties and most sub-specialties and 1,420 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 Steindler Orthopedic Clinic
Steindler Orthopedic Clinic has been the experienced leader in providing exceptional orthopedic care to patients suffering from bone, joint, and muscle injuries and conditions since the foundation of the clinic in 1945. The specialty-trained doctors are dedicated to providing specialized care to patients throughout Southeastern Iowa through our primary location in Iowa City, IA and four outreach clinics in Fairfield, IA, Muscatine, IA, Sigourney, IA and Washington, IA.

Steindler Orthopedic Clinic has been the experienced leader in providing exceptional orthopedic care to patients suffering from bone, joint, and muscle injuries and conditions since the foundation of the clinic in 1945. The specialty-trained doctors are dedicated to providing specialized care to patients throughout Southeastern Iowa through our primary location in Iowa City, IA and four outreach clinics in Fairfield, IA, Muscatine, IA, Sigourney, IA and Washington, IA.

 

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**Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

 

Mercy Iowa City is an acute care hospital and regional referral center that draws patients from throughout southeast Iowa. In 2017: Mercy Iowa City was awarded the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) 5 Star Rating as a Top 2% of all hospitals and the only hospital in Iowa to do so; is Johnson County’s only accredited Chest Pain Center and has received 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 for achieving a 95 percentile for patient experience, the tenth year consecutive year; received an "A" grade for patient safety from Leapfrog; received the Center of Distinction Award from Healogics for Mercy’s Wound and Vein Center; and received the recognitions from Healthgrades. Mercy has 234 acute care beds, 25 private rooms for outpatient surgery, 26 bed nursery with a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 27 primary and specialty care clinics, a medical staff of 250 physicians representing all major medical specialties and most sub-specialties and 1,420 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