U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has named Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center as 2022-2023 a High Performing hospital in one adult specialty and five procedures and conditions. This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals Procedures & Conditions ratings. 

The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures. 

St. Rita’s earned a High Performing rating in the adult specialty of urology. Additionally, the medical center was rated as High Performing in five procedures and conditions including:

  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney failure
  • Stroke
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Earning High Performing ratings recognizes care in the hospitals that is noted to be significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes.

“St. Rita’s has provided high-quality, compassionate care to area residents for more than 100 years – a commitment that has once again been recognized,” said Ronda Lehman, president of Mercy Health – Lima. “I’m proud of our St. Rita’s physicians, nurses and clinical staff who provide this nationally ranked care and am excited to see their work highlighted in such a meaningful way.”

For the 2022-2023 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. Fewer than half of all hospitals received any High Performing rating, and only four earned this rating in all procedures and conditions. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.

“When patients are considering their options for care, the Best Hospitals ratings are designed to help them identify hospitals that excel in the kind of care they may need,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “A hospital that’s earned a High Performing rating in a service may be a good option for patients in need of that service and their medical professionals to consider.”

The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as survival rates, patient experience and how successfully each hospital helps patients get back home.