Mercy was re-designated as a Magnet Hospital, the gold standard in patient care. Fewer than 2% of American hospitals have achieved this. And that's not the only award Mercy has received. There's the Wellmark Blue Distinction, Get With The Guidelines Gold Performance Award, and Quality Respiratory Care Recognition to name a few. These awards clearly differentiate Mercy. There is no other Magnet Hospital in Dubuque Iowa or in this region with this many awards.
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Holding Magnet status since 2004, Mercy - Dubuque & Dyersville were recently re-designated as Magnet hospitals in 2009. Only 2% of the nation's hospitals have met the rigorous standards required to achieve re-designation. Mercy Medical Center was originally designated a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2004, becoming the 134th hospital in the nation to receive the honor.
Magnet recognition requires that hospitals demonstrate a strong commitment to nursing practice and the practice setting so that nurses and other clinicians are able to provide their best care, which translates into better results for patients.
Quality Respiratory Care Recognition
For the fourth consecutive year, Mercy-Dubuque has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of respiratory care services available in hospitals. Only 15 percent of hospitals in the United States have received this award. Mercy-Dubuque also received the award in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2011 – The award recognizes Mercy’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients, and signifies that Mercy-Dubuque has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations. Mercy is one of only 94 hospitals nationwide to do so.
American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines
Mercy Medical Center - Dubuque has earned the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines SM Gold Level award recognizing the hospital's quality of care for heart patients. Mercy is one of just 277 hospitals in the United States recognized by program for its performance achievement in cardiac patient care.
Cardiac Rehab Recertified
Mercy-Dubuque Cardiac Rehabilitation program was recertified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
CARF International announced that Mercy has been accredited for a period of 3 years for its Inpatient Rehabilitation programs...This recognition represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization's substantial conformance to the CARF standards.
100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2011
Recognizing outstanding nurses whose courage, competence, and commitment to patients and the nursing profession stand out in the community and the state.
Cheryl Husemann, Psychiatric Services
Lee Ann Krapfl, Surgery - Wound/Ostomy Care
Barb Keough, Home Care
Home Care Elite
HomeCare Elite ranked Mercy Home Care in the top 25% of agencies in the nation out of more than 9,200. Agencies are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, and financial performance. Mercy Home Care was also named to the HomeCare Elite in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
Quality Respiratory Care Recognition
Mercy was recognized through the American Association for Respiratory Care's program. This program is aimed at helping patients and families identify those facilities using qualified respiratory therapists to provide respiratory care and make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services in hospitals. About 15% of hospitals in the US have received this award.
Wellmark Blue Distinction
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa has designated Mercy Medical Center - Dubuque as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery and a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. Mercy also previously received the Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care designation in August 2006. Mercy is the only hospital in the Dubuque area to receive these designations.