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Mercy Hospital Of Folsom Named A Five Star Recipient For Orthopedic Services By Healthgrades

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Healthgrades study finds patients treated at hospitals receiving five stars are 61 percent less likely to experience a major complication.

Orthopedic care at Mercy Hospital of Folsom has received a five star rating according to a new report from Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital.

The report, American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, evaluates how approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide performed on risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates for nearly 30 of the most common conditions treated and procedures performed from 2009 through 2011.

In addition, Mercy Folsom received a five-star rating for Prostatectomy in 2013.

"We are very proud of our five-star ratings by Healthgrades," said Michael Ricks, president of Mercy Hospital of Folsom. "Our top priority is providing quality care to our patients and it is the excellent day to day work of our dedicated physicians, nurses and staff that made these designations possible."

Hospital outcomes and complication rates are important in the eyes of consumers making choices today about their health care. According to new research conducted by Harris Interactive for Healthgrades, 90% of Americans in 27 top designated market areas agree they would be more likely to choose - or not choose - a hospital if they could learn ahead of time their chances of complications for a certain procedure.

Other notable Healthgrades recognitions at Mercy Folsom include:


  • Five-Star recipient for Treatment of Stroke in 2013


  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Prostatectomy Excellence Award™ in 2013
  • Ranked among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Prostatectomy in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Prostatectomy in 2013 

Critical Care

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ in 2013
  • Ranked among the Top 10 percent in the nation for Critical Care in 2013
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for two years in a row (2012-2013)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for two years in a row (2012-2013) 

About Mercy Folsom Hospital
Mercy Hospital of Folsom, an 106-bed acute care hospital located at 1650 Creekside Drive in Folsom, is committed to providing excellent health care for the Folsom, El Dorado Hills and foothill communities. As these communities grow, the hospital continues to expand its services to meet the needs of area families. Mercy Hospital of Folsom is part of Dignity Health. It is the fifth largest health system in the country with 10,000 physicians and 55,000 employees across Arizona, California, and Nevada. In the Sacramento area, Dignity Health operates Mercy General Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Methodist Hospital, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Woodland Healthcare and Mercy Medical Group (a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation). Dignity Health is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. In 2012, Dignity Health provided $1.6 billion in charitable care and services.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

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