Mercy Regional Medical Center Recognized in the Top Five Percent of Hospitals in the Country for Patient Safety

Celebrating 125 Years of Outstanding Care in the Lorain Community

Ever wonder how your local hospitals compare to other hospitals? Do you feel that your safety and care are a top priority while you are a patient? How do you know if you have selected the right hospital for your particular condition?

Fortunately for the Lorain County community, Mercy Regional Medical Center is considered in the top five percent of hospitals in the country for patient safety.

Healthgrades®, a trusted resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, recently awarded Mercy Regional Medical Center with the prestigious Patient Safety Excellence Award. This marks the third consecutive year that the hospital has been recognized for its superior performance in the prevention of serious and avoidable complications for inpatients.

Additionally, Mercy Regional Medical Center has attained the very highest ranking – a five-star rating – for treatment of heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia. The achievement, released in Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation, weighed the performance of 4,500 hospitals* across the country for some of the more common inpatient procedures and conditions. Very few hospitals achieve a five-star rating. That honor is reserved for hospitals that consistently provide exceptional care to patients.

“Mercy has a long history – a full 125 years – of providing high quality care to our community,” noted Edwin Oley, CEO, Mercy Lorain Region and Senior Vice President, Mercy Health. Continued Oley. “The overall patient safety excellence award, along with the five stars we received for treatment of heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia, reassure patients that we are among the best hospitals in America. We are proud of amazing patient care we deliver to our patients and honored to be recognized by a respected organization like Healthgrades”

This is the second year that Mercy Regional Medical Center has achieved a five-star rating for treatment of heart failure, and the 15th in a row (2003 – 2017) for treatment of pneumonia.

Healthgrades reports, including the complete Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation, are available online at healthgrades.com/quality.

Plus, Healthgrades is not the only agency that has confidence in Mercy’s ability to provide safe and effective care for our community. In addition to the Healthgrades award, the hospital is regularly recognized by respected agencies such as the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Joint Commission.

For more information about Mercy’s outstanding quality, please go to Mercy.com.

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