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When it comes to your health, Mercy adheres to the highest standards established by healthcare governing agencies and operates to achieve nationally ranked quality.
This section provides you information on how we perform in several clinical areas including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgery and stroke. Some of the topics will link you directly to the Medicare site so you can see how Mercy compares with other hospitals.
Mercy treats heart attack patients 25 minutes quicker than the national average.
An acute myocardial infarction (AMI), also called a heart attack, happens when one of the heart’s arteries becomes blocked and the supply of blood and oxygen to part of the heart muscle is slowed or stopped. When the heart muscle doesn’t get the oxygen and nutrients it needs, the affected heart tissue may die. These measures show some of the standards of care provided, if appropriate, for most adults who have had a heart attack. See Mercy's Heart Attack data.
Pneumonia is a serious lung infection that causes difficulty breathing, fever, cough and fatigue. These measures show some of the recommended treatments for pneumonia.
Higher percentages are better.
Heart Failure is a weakening of the heart's pumping power. With heart failure, your body doesn't get enough oxygen and nutrients to meet its needs. These measures show some of the process of care provided for most adults with heart failure. See Mercy's Heart Failure data.
Learn more about Mercy's Timely & Effective Care from Medicare's Hospital Compare website.
This section shows serious complications that patients with Original Medicare experienced during a hospital stay, and how often patients who were admitted with certain conditions died while they were in the hospital. These complications and deaths can often be prevented if hospitals follow procedures based on best practices and scientific evidence. Learn about considering surgery.
Healthcare-Associated Infections calculations compare the number of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in a hospital intensive care unit or Surgical Site Infections from operative procedures performed in a hospital to a national benchmark. See Mercy's Healthcare-Associated Infections data.
When you're having a heart attack, seconds count. "Door to Balloon" refers to the time it takes from when a patient enters the ER to when they receive life-saving intervention in the cath lab via heart vessel balloon angioplasty.
Six Years and Counting: In June 2015, Mercy celebrated four years of providing 100 percent of our patients door to balloon times more quickly than the national average of 90 minutes. The Mercy Touch at work – we're the only hospital in the area and part of a select few in the nation to reach this milestone.
The culture at Mercy changed because of absolute transparency and strong physician leaders. Learn more about the quality of heart attack care at Mercy.