As we all continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s comforting to know our communities have access to high-quality health care.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and U.S. News & World Report both recently released their latest quality rankings.
CMS grades hospitals on more than 100 quality measures, which are divided into seven categories: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and effective use of medical imaging. Mercy Hospital Springfield and Mercy Hospital Lebanon have received 4-star ratings, the highest in the area.
U.S. News & World Report’s analysis reviews hospitals' performance in adult and pediatric clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores are based on several factors, including medical outcomes such as survival, patient experience, nurse staffing and more. Mercy Hospital Springfield was recognized as the highest-rated hospital in the area, and named “high performing” in seven procedures and conditions:
- Knee replacement
- Hip replacement
- Colon cancer surgery
- Heart failure
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
- Heart bypass surgery
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
“We are so blessed with outstanding co-workers and providers,” said Craig McCoy, president of Mercy Springfield Communities. “Their quality medical care leads to these high ratings, and we know it’s also the immeasurable part of the care they provide that means so much to our patients. It’s their kind words, impromptu prayers and calming reassurance. In this time when our health seems so uncertain, it’s good to know Mercy’s team is ready to care for you and your family.”