St. John’s Mercy Hospital Ranked for Performance

June 26, 2010

St. John’s Mercy Hospital in Washington, Mo., has been ranked as the top performer for providing appropriate, recommended care to patients in the St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition’s (BHC)
2010 St. Louis Health Care Industry Overview. Accolades for
St. John’s Mercy include:

  • Scoring in the 95th percentile nationwide, while St. Louis’
    26 hospitals, on average, ranked in the 65th percentile nationally.
  • Ranking at the 99th percentile in surgical infection prevention, which is highest among hospitals in the region as well as the nation.
  • Ranking in the 96th percentile in recommended care for heart attack, 97th percentile in recommended care for heart failure and 98th percentile in recommended care for pneumonia.
  • Being one of three hospitals in the region to have no cases of central line-associated bloodstream infections.

The BHC’s overview report analyzes, summarizes and presents information and trends in the health care industry for the St. Louis area for fiscal years 2007 and 2008, with limited data for FY 2009. The report includes data from numerous sources including state and federal health and social services departments, health care associations and information voluntarily submitted by providers.

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