Mercy Medical Center Named 2013 HealthStrong™ Top 100 Hospital
10 / 14 / 2013
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
Oshkosh, Wis. – Mercy Medical Center was recently named one of the iVantage Health Analytics® 2013 HealthStrong™Top 100 Hospitals in the country.
“We are honored to have received this recognition from iVantage Health Analytics,” said Bill Calhoun, FACHE, eastern region vice president of Ministry Health Care and president of Mercy Medical Center. “The fact that we are the only Northeast Wisconsin hospital to achieve this recognition shows our dedication to providing exceptional quality and personalized care for our patients.”
The 2013 HealthStrong™Top 100 Hospitals, including Mercy Medical Center, scored best hospitals on the iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index™. The Hospital Strength Index is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of hospitals and the results recognize the Top 100 hospitals – measuring them across 56 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency. More information can be found at http://www.ivantagehealth.com/2013-healthstrong-hospitals/.
“iVantage seeks to help hospitals achieve their mission by conducting this type of research,” said John Morrow, executive vice president of iVantage Health Analytics, Inc. “The Index and analyses reveal that geographic variation, population health and superior performance are interrelated, and that they can result in lower cost, better outcomes and healthier communities nationwide.
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About iVantage Health Analytics
iVantage Health Analytics® is a privately held healthcare business intelligence and technology company serving more than 500 hospitals across the United States. iVantage Health Analytics provides comparative healthcare analytics by integrating disparate market, clinical, operational, and financial data into a single platform for executive level business intelligence. For more information, visit www.iVantageHealth.com.
About Ministry Health Care
Ministry Health Care is an integrated healthcare delivery network serving more than 1.1 million people across Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. Ministry generates nearly $2.2 billion in annual operating revenue with 15 hospitals, 47 clinics, and more than 12,000 associates including 650 physicians and advanced practice clinicians. Ministry Health Care recently joined Ascension Health as the second healthcare ministry in Wisconsin. Ascension is the largest Catholic and not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation. Ministry is ranked among the top 20 percent of healthcare systems in the country according to Truven Health Analytics.
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.