Although we have been recognized by industry leaders and on a national scale for our excellence in quality healthcare services, our greatest honor always has been and always will be caring for our community. Listed below are awards and recognition of excellence Mercer Health has recently received.
Becker’s Hospital Review’s List: 100 Great Community Hospitals 2016-2017
In June 2017, Becker's Hospital Review an industry thought leader recognized Mercer Health’s Mercer County Joint Township Community Hospital as one of the TOP 100 Great Community Hospitals in the nation. The hospitals included on this list are recognized for quality, patient satisfaction and overall excellence. The institutions featured on this list play a key role in their communities as the centerpiece for healthcare in many occasions. Several of the hospitals have rolled out unique population health initiatives over the past few years and are among the highest employers in their region. The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on analysis of key awards, rankings and certifications in addition to the hospital's reputation for leadership and innovation. This is the second year in a row that Mercer Health’s Mercer County Joint Township Community Hospital was recognized as a TOP 100 Great Community Hospital by Becker’s Hospital Review.
iVantage Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital 2016-2017
In 2016 and 2017, Mercer Health’s Mercer County Joint Township Community Hospital was named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX® is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of rural providers. It provides the data foundation for the annual Rural Relevance Study and its results are the basis for many of rural healthcare’s most prominent awards, advocacy efforts and legislative initiatives. The hospitals recognized as one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals play a key role in providing a safety net to communities across America – and the INDEX measures them across eight pillars of hospital strength: Inpatient Share Ranking, Outpatient Share Ranking, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspectives, and Financial Stability.
Women’s Choice Award –America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care
For the third year in a row (2015-2017), Mercer Health has been awarded the Women’s Choice Award for Emergency Care. This award identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction, patient recommendation rating and what women say they want from a hospital. This is an evidence-based designation reflecting exceptional clinical performance and women’s preferences. The Women’s Choice organization expressed, “Mercer Health earned the America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care award because it consistently ranks among the best of the 3,600 hospitals reporting on their emergency department’s performance to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The seven measures CMS publicly reports are weighted according to the priorities of women we surveyed. Hospitals that fall within the top 25% for most or all of the most important measures can earn the award. Awards are limited to hospitals with a solid HCAHPS recommendation rating.”
Healthgrades – Outstanding Patient Experience Award
In 2017, Healthgrades®, a company that provides information about physicians, hospitals and health care providers, recognized Mercer Health with its Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ which recognizes the top 15% of hospitals as leaders in patient experience. Hospitals who achieve this award continuously monitor trends in what patients find important, deliver superior patient care experience during a hospital stay and outperform their peers, based upon patient responses. Mercer Health also received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ in 2016 and the Outstanding Patient Safety Award™ in 2015.
Hurst Gold Standard of Nursing
Mercer Health received The Hurst Gold Standard of Nursing Award in 2017. The Hurst Gold Standard of Nursing Award, awarded by the Hurst Ratings and Analytics division of Hurst Review Services, a leader in preparing students to pass the NCLEX® on their first attempt, recognizes outstanding nursing care and acknowledges the impact on quality care that nurses have each day. Recognizing that nurses are the primary advocates and sources for providing excellent patient care and that nurses make up the largest single component of the hospital staff but often are not acknowledged for their dedicated professionalism and contribution to hospital patient satisfaction and quality scores, Hurst Ratings and Analytics focuses solely on key quality indicators directly impacted by nursing care, and is the first to honor those facilities practicing the highest standards of excellence in nursing with the Hurst Gold Standard of Nursing Award. A symbol of pride for hospitals and staff, the Hurst Gold Standard of Nursing Award is also a sign of assurance for patients and their families of the gold standard care they can expect at a Hurst-recognized facility.