Mercy Medical Center has been ranked as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the U.S.

Mercy is among just 45 hospitals in New York State to earn such designation out of more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals evaluated. The ratings are based on an aggregation from the accountability measure data reported to the Joint Commission during 2012.

“We are very pleased to receive the Joint Commission’s latest recognition of our commitment to patient safety and quality care,” said Mercy’s executive vice president and chief administrative officer, Aaron E. Glatt, MD. “Mercy understands what matters to patients, and we are proud to receive this distinction.”

Mercy excelled in measures for pneumonia and surgical care. Also, Mercy achieved performance of 95% or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability measures in data reported to the Joint Commission, for every one of which the hospital also met a 95% performance threshold, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. Along with Mercy, another CHS hospital–St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson–earned a place on the Top Performers list for the third consecutive year. St. Charles most recently received this recognition for pneumonia, surgical care, and stroke measures.

This year Mercy was named one of the “100 Great Community Hospitals in the U.S.” by Becker’s Hospital Review based on its “quality of care and service to the community.” This is in addition to being recognized with the Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nursing Credentialing Center. In 2012, it was ranked among the top hospitals in New York of Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Mercy also just earned for the third time the “Get With the Guidelines” Stroke Gold Plus award.

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