Mercy Named 2008 Honor Roll Hospital

SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center has been named to the 2008 Hospital Honor Roll by Harvard Pilgrim Health, in an annual review of New England hospitals based on national quality measures.

To be selected for this distinction, adult, acute-care hospitals must be among the top 25{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} of those measured nationally on established quality and patient safety standards. Only 17 hospitals in Massachusetts have been selected as 2008 Honor Roll hospitals, and this is the second consecutive year that Mercy has been named to the list.

“Our expanding regional reputation for having the highest quality reflects our culture of high performance and our unwavering focus on giving our patients the very best care and the very best care experience possible,” said Vincent McCorkle, president and CEO of the Sisters of Providence Health System.

Data for the 2008 Hospital Honor Roll was taken from quality measures reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid on the ‘Hospital Compare’ Web site (www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov) and the ‘Leapfrog’ Web site for patient safety (www.leapfroggroup.org).

“Our quality scores indicate that our entire care team of physicians, nurses, and non-clinical staff are working together with regard to patient safety and high quality care,” said Dr. William G. Bithoney, senior vice President and chief medical officer of SPHS and chief operating officer for Mercy Medical Center. “We are committed to disciplined execution in everything we do.”

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