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What If All Hospitals Were Like Mercy - North Iowa?

It's my honor to be associated with Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa, a Top 100 Hospital in the nation according to Thomson Reuters, a healthcare information firm.

Though I can't take any of the credit, having been here only a short while, this is the ninth year Mercy – North Iowa has been named to this list, making it the only Iowa hospital to have achieved this level of success. Furthermore, Mercy – North Iowa is one of only 15 hospitals in the nation to have made the list for nine or more years.

This award recognizes hospitals for being a reliable provider of high value and effective care to patients and the entire community.

According to Thomson Reuters research, the 100 Top Hospitals have higher survival rates, keep more patients complication-free, and have lower expenses — all while maintaining financial stability. Thomson Reuters Healthcare estimates that if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those in the 100 Top Hospitals:
  • More than 186,000 additional lives could be saved.
  • Approximately 56,000 additional patients could be complication-free.
  • More than $4.3 billion could be saved.
  • The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.
Mercy – North Iowa was one of only two Iowa hospital to make this prestigious list this year.  Last year, Mercy – North Iowa was the lone Iowa hospital to receive this recognition.

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