Mercy Medical Center named Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report
02 / 21 / 2012
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
MENASHA, Wis. – Mercy Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s Best Regional Hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News annually publishes the Best Hospitals rankings in July. At the midpoint of the 2011-12 year, its editors have now recognized 247 hospitals outside major metropolitan areas, including Mercy Medical Center. The list of these hospitals is available online at www.usnews.com/bestregionalhospitals. Mercy is recognized as a best regional hospital in the east regional center of Wisconsin.
“We are proud and honored to have received this type of recognition,” said Bill Calhoun, president of Mercy Medical Center. “AtMercy, our staff is constantly striving to deliver the highest quality of personalized care. Being recognized as one of the top hospitals is a credit to the work done by our staff every day.”
High performing hospitals within nearly 100 major metropolitan areas were designated as Best Regional Hospitals. U.S. News editors have now extended the same label to high-performing hospitals in markets outside those metropolitan areas. Nearly 5,000 hospitals in 16 different medical specialties are evaluated annually.
For the Editor:
Affinity Health System, a faith-based regional health care network, is the Fox Valley’s second-largest employer, according to the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. For the fourth consecutive year, Affinity has been named one of the nation’s top 64 health systems based on clinical performance according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. For ten consecutive years, Affinity Health System has been named to the SDI (formerly Verispan) Integrated Health Network Top 100, an annual assessment of the 100 most highly integrated health care networks in the nation. Both St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh rank among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in terms of quality and efficiency, as determined by the 2007 Premier | CareScience Select practice National Quality Award. Members of Affinity include Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Health Foundation, Oshkosh; St. Elizabeth Hospital and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Appleton; Affinity Medical Group, a regional network of 25 family practice and specialty clinics – 22 of which are recognized as NCQA Level III medical homes, the highest level of recognition – in 14 communities; Calumet Medical Center, Chilton; and Affinity Occupational Health.