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Home > Mercy News > Mercy Cedar Rapids Named to Fortune/IBM Watson Health™ 100 Top Hospitals List
Published on June 30, 2020
Mercy Cedar Rapids has been named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list. This is the eighth time Mercy has been recognized with this honor as one of the top-performing community hospitals in the U.S. The annual list was unveiled on Fortune.com.
IBM Watson Health has identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of more than 3,000 short-term, acute-care, non-federal hospitals in the U.S. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health. IBM Watson Health established the list to help identify best practices that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced and sustainable high performance.
“Mercy caregivers strive every day to achieve a hospital-wide culture of excellence that cuts across all services, from patient care and clinical areas to facilities and room service,” said Tim Charles, president and CEO, Mercy Medical Center. “I’m pleased that this Top 100 designation once again recognizes our team’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care, particularly during this challenging time.”
According to IBM Watson Health, as compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators. These include survival rates; patient complications; healthcare-associated infections; 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates; length of stay; throughput in emergency rooms; inpatient expenses; profitability; and ratings from patients.
“Hospitals, health systems and the dedicated clinicians and staff who work at these organizations have emerged as true heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are grateful to be able to recognize these extraordinary leaders at this time,” said Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP, vice president and chief health officer, IBM Watson Health. “From small community hospitals to major teaching hospitals, organizations on this list demonstrate a relentless commitment to high-value, patient-centered care and innovation. It is clear that the COVID-19 crisis will be a catalyst for reinvention, and we believe these top-performing hospitals are positioned to emerge stronger and smarter out of this crisis.”
For more information, visit http://www.100tophospitals.com/.