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Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - Mercy Iowa City recognized by American College of Cardiology as a 2022 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospital”

Mercy Iowa City has been recognized by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in the “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report for its dedication to heart patients.

Mercy Iowa City received the ACC’s Accreditation seal of approval after earning the recognition for delivering the best inpatient care, using data from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) which helps hospitals measure and improve the quality of care provided to patients. By participating in the ACC’s proven quality programs, Mercy Iowa City uses data to drive improvements and ensure the highest quality of care is delivered to patients and the community.

Leaders with Mercy Iowa City say key partnerships and commitment to personalized care have led a fast-growing department with award-winning results.

"This most recent recognition once again proves Mercy Iowa City and Iowa Heart Center's dedication to cardiovascular excellence results in patient care ranked in the highest percentile nationwide,” said Mike Trachta, Mercy Iowa City acting president and CEO. “Mercy Iowa City and Iowa Heart are focused on meeting the health care needs of patients and this community, and we are growing the department with extraordinary physicians and staff who are committed to high quality patient experience and the best results.”

Mercy Iowa City was previously named an IBM Watson Health® Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital, the only hospital in southeast Iowa to earn such recognition, in addition to being an IBM Watson Health® Top 100 Hospital.

For more information, visit acc.org/USNWR.

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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 5th consecutive year, the only hospital in Iowa to do so; the Fortune IBM/Watson Health 100 Top 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 234 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