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Dubuque's Mercy Parent Organization among top 10

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) - Trinity Health of Novi, MI was named one of the 10 best performing hospital systems in the nation for the delivery of safe, high quality services.  Trinity Health is a national health system of 45 nonprofit hospitals, including Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.

This award is in addition to Mercy's 100 Top Hospitals in the nation by Thomson Reuters, which the hospital recieved in April.

In a press release to KWWL Russell M. Knight, president and CEO of Mercy, said, "We are proud to be part of a national system that ranks in the top 10 in the country, although its obviously represents an extremely high level of achievement, it is not completely surprising since several Trinity Health hospitals have already been recognized as 100 Top Hospitals, including Mercy."                     

Thomson Reuters uses data on 12 million Medicare patients using mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, and whether hospitals followed standards of care published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

They looked at 252 U.S. health systems and found the best performing 20 percent.  Among those selected, they had 25 percent fewer deaths, 19 percent fewer complications, and 13 percent fewer patient mishaps than the worst performers, even though their patients were sicker.

Online Reporter: Lauren Squires
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