Mercy Iowa City Earns Top Five-Star Rating from CMS

Mercy Iowa City Earns Top Five-Star Rating from CMS

Thursday, January 4, 2018

This recognition places Mercy Iowa City among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation

Mercy Iowa City has received a top five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for a second consecutive year. CMS analyzes hospitals using data on outcomes, patient experience and other factors for its Hospital Compare online rankings to make it easier for patients to review and make decisions about the quality of care available at more than 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country. The rankings are given as one through five stars, with five being the highest and three being the national average score.

Mercy Iowa City is one of only 337 hospitals nationwide, one of four hospitals in Iowa and the only one in SE Iowa, to receive a five-star rating from CMS.

“We are pleased to receive this ranking for the second consecutive year,” said Shane Cerone, interim CEO of Mercy Iowa City. “This affirmation recognizes the exceptional care patients receive from the physicians and staff at Mercy Iowa City.”

The overall rating summarizes up to 57 quality measures reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks or pneumonia. The overall rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the U.S.

This national CMS five-star recognition comes on the heels of Mercy Iowa City’s most recent Guardian of Excellence award from Press Gainey, a national health care consulting firm. Mercy Iowa City was recognized in November as among the top five percent in the nation for outstanding patient experience for the tenth consecutive year.

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