OKLAHOMA CITY – Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.
Mercy was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in pneumonia and surgical care. Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.
“At Mercy, we are committed to providing the safest care and best service possible for our patients,” said Jim Gebhart, president of Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City. “We are proud to be named a Top Performer and recognized for the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our providers and hospital co-workers.”
The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions.
“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care,” said Dr. Mark R. Chassin, president and CEO of The Joint Commission. “I commend the efforts of Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions.”
For more information about the Top Performer program, visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.
Mercy is the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves millions annually. Mercy includes 34 acute care hospitals, four heart hospitals, two children’s hospitals, three rehab hospitals and two orthopedic hospitals, nearly 700 clinic and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.