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Mercy – North Iowa Named a Top 100 Hospital for Eighth Year
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MASON CITY -- Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa has been named for the eighth year a Top 100 Hospital in the nation by Thomson Reuters, a healthcare information firm. This award recognizes hospitals achieving excellence in clinical outcomes, financial performance, efficiency, and growth in patient volume.

“Despite the many challenges we continue to face, this national recognition proves once again that Mercy-North Iowa is a strong and thriving organization,” said Jim FitzPatrick, President/CEO, Mercy – North Iowa. “I want to thank our physicians, mid-level providers, leaders, volunteers, and support staff, for their dedication to our patients and to Mercy.”

Mercy – North Iowa was honored to be the only Iowa hospital to make this prestigious list this year.
According to Thomson Reuters research, the 100 Top Hospitals have higher survival rates, keep more patients complication-free, and have lower expenses — all while maintaining financial stability. Thomson Reuters Healthcare estimates that if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those in the 100 Top Hospitals winners:

  • Nearly 116,000 additional patients would survive each year.
  • More than 197,000 patient complications would be avoided annually.
  • Expense per adjusted discharge would drop by $462.
  • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day.

"This year's 100 Top Hospitals award winners have delivered exemplary results, despite volatility from healthcare reform," said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Thomson Reuters.  "The leadership teams at these organizations have dealt with enormous ambiguity, yet remained focused on mission and excellence across the hospital which drove national benchmarks to new highs."

April 1, 2011

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