Mercy Medical Center recognized among top five percent in the nation for joint replacement surgery
Oshkosh’s Mercy Medical Center ranks among the best according to HealthGrades’ study of patient outcomes
03 / 18 / 2011
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
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Oshkosh, Wis. - Mercy Medical Center’s orthopaedic services were recognized as among the best in the nation for superior patient outcomes in a study released by HealthGrades, the leading independent health care ratings organization. The HealthGrades study evaluates objective patient outcomes in the nation’s 5,000 hospitals.
As a result of this top national ranking, Mercy Medical Center is the recipient of the following HealthGrades quality awards:
- Best rated in the region for overall orthopaedic services for five years in a row (2007-2011)
- Best rated in the region for joint replacement surgery for five years in a row (2007-2011)
- Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for five years in a row (2007-2011)
- Ranked among the top 5 percent in the nation for joint replacement surgery for five years in a row (2007-2011)
- Ranked among the top five in Wisconsin for overall orthopaedic services for nine years in a row (2003-2011)
- Ranked among the top 10 in Wisconsin for joint replacement surgery for eight years in a row (2004-2011)
- Five-star rating in overall orthopaedic services for seven years in a row (2005-2011)
- Five-star rating for joint replacement surgery for nine years in a row (2003-2011)
The new 2011 HealthGrades hospital ratings were posted at www.healthgrades.com.
For patients, the ranking of Mercy Medical Center by HealthGrades offers reassurance that they have chosen one of the best hospitals in the nation to provide orthopaedic care within the Oshkosh community.
"Choosing a hospital is a big decision for anyone facing orthopaedic surgery," said Bill Calhoun, president, Mercy Medical Center. "We consistently demonstrate that what we are doing is working well for patients by delivering positive outcomes. We expect to draw even more people from the state of Wisconsin and beyond, to Oshkosh, which can economically impact our greater community moving forward.
"We are honored to receive this award," said Calhoun. "Being recognized with the HealthGrades ranking confirms the commitment of our employees, physicians and volunteers to provide high quality, personalized care."
Bill Calhoun, president of Mercy Medical Center and Daniel E. Neufelder, president and CEO of Affinity Health System receive the HealthGrades award.
About HealthGrades Ratings
HealthGrades’ hospital ratings and awards reflect the track record of patient outcomes at hospitals in the form of mortality and complication rates. HealthGrades rates hospitals independently based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being rated, and no hospital pays to be rated.
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.