MERCED, CA – AUGUST 28, 2023 – Dignity Health - Mercy Medical Center in Merced has been named by U.S. News & World Report to its 2023-2024 Best Hospitals as a High Performing hospital for Diabetes and Stroke. This is the highest distinction a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals Procedures & Conditions ratings.
The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.
Hospital President, Dale Johns, shares that “With stroke and diabetes being two of the top three health concerns for Merced County, I am so excited for our hospital to be recognized for these distinctions. This is a testament to the commitment of our team of caring professionals to provide our community with the best care possible. We continually strive to improve our services and want the community to know that they can receive the highest quality care here at home at Mercy Medical Center.”
U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions. Hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care and patient experience.
“For 34 years, U.S. News has provided data-informed rankings to help patients and their doctors find the best hospital to treat their illness or condition,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “Fewer than half of evaluated hospitals earned any High Performing rating. Hospitals that are High Performing have excelled in providing high quality care in specific procedures and/or conditions.”
For more information about diabetes and stroke services at Mercy Medical Center, please visit dignityhealth.org/merced.
About Mercy Medical Center Merced
Mercy Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health and a part of CommonSpirit Health, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the nation dedicated to advancing health for all and serving communities in 21 states. As an acute care hospital fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation and Healthcare Organizations, with 8 levels and 186 licensed beds, Mercy Medical Center is one of largest employers in Merced County and has been serving the community since 1873. Its inviting, open design provides a positive healing environment where patients enjoy the peace and comfort of private rooms and birthing suites.
Mercy Medical Center is a certified Primary Stroke Center, has advanced certification for the total hip and knee replacements, and has an ACoS accredited oncology program at the Mercy Cancer Center. Other services offered include a Breastfeeding Education Center, Family Birth Center, Family Care Clinics, Health Education Center, Home Care, rehabilitation services, and an outpatient surgical and diagnostic center.
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