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Mercy Medical Center Recognized For Safety

Medical center ranked among top 20 percent of hospitals in entire state by U.S. News & World Report

Following the ranking of Mercy Medical Center in the top 20 percent of hospitals in the entire state by U.S. News & World Report — with a “superior” rating in patient safety — Mercy has earned high marks again.

The medical center has been ranked in the top tier for all of New York. Mercy was among 157 “Empire State” hospitals graded by The Leapfrog Group, one of the leading organizations that assesses hospital performance. The Leapfrog Group has given Mercy Medical Center the highest grade of any hospital in southwest Nassau County in its latest Hospital Safety Score survey.

“This latest recognition underscores the high level of safety and quality provided at Mercy,” Mercy’s Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Aaron E. Glatt, MD, said. “Our staff tirelessly deliver superior patient care.”

Mercy scored among the best performing hospitals in three measures and better than average in eight. It also ranked higher for patient safety than all other hospitals in southwest Nassau County and the majority of New York State hospitals graded by The Leapfrog Group.

The 375-bed facility is one of six Catholic Health Services (CHS) hospitals serving Nassau and Suffolk counties.  Like all CHS member hospitals, Mercy participates in the New York State Partnership for Patients, a quality improvement and patient safety initiative launched by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Mercy also has been awarded the Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, along with designation from the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

In addition, Mercy has earned two consecutive American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Awards.

“With the hospital beginning our centennial celebration, we continue to keep the health and well-being of patients foremost,” Glatt said. “Since 1913, Mercy has been delivering the high level of care needed by our community.”

For more information on Mercy’s many programs and services, please call (516) 62MERCY or go online to www.MercyMedicalCenter.info.

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