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Dignity Health Mercy Hospital of Folsom Receives Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™


Critical care at Dignity Health Mercy Hospital of Folsom is among the top 10 percent in the nation. Congratulations to Mercy Folsom for achieving the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for 7 years in a row.

Folsom, CA, October 30, 2018 – Critical care at Dignity Health Mercy Hospital of Folsom is among the top 10 percent in the nation, according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Mercy Folsom is the only hospital in the Sacramento region to achieve the Critical Care Excellence Award™ for seven years in a row.

This achievement is part of findings featured in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation, which found that clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions, as well as reporting on outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia.*

“We are proud to be recognized by Healthgrades for critical care excellence,” said Randy Ross, president of Mercy Hospital of Folsom. “I’d like to thank our incredible team of physicians, nurses and staff for their commitment to high quality care for our patients.”

“With so many choices for care, consumers often find that their health journey can be difficult to navigate,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Information about hospital quality is helpful as they make decisions for their health, and Mercy Hospital of Folsom has distinguished itself as an exceptional organization for Critical Care.”

Mercy Hospital of Folsom was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for eight years in a row (2012-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for eight years in a row (2012-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pancreatitis for two years in a row (2018-2019)

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for almost 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluated comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as five-star (statistically significantly better than expected), three-star (not statistically different from expected) and one-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality/.

About Mercy Hospital of Folsom

Dignity Health Mercy Hospital of Folsom is the community hospital serving the Sierra foothills communities of Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay, Cameron Park, Shingle Springs and Rescue. With 106 licensed acute-care beds, and a physician staff of nearly 500, our accredited, non-profit hospital has been providing exceptional care for more than 35 years. Mercy Hospital of Folsom provides surgical services including minimally-invasive general, urological and gynecological surgeries. Additionally, Mercy Hospital of Folsom provides comprehensive and award-winning orthopedic services, which include surgery, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and specialty orthopedic care.

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*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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