Mercy Health Has Only Local Hospital on Great Community Hospitals List

(CINCINNATI; July 21, 2014) – Mercy Health, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital has notched its latest honor - making Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of 100 Great Community Hospitals. Fairfield Hospital is the only hospital in the Greater Cincinnati region to earn a spot on the prestigious list. Earlier this year, Truven Health Analytics also named it one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the country and the hospital also earned Magnet designation based on its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

“This recognition reflects our priorities, which include delivering exceptional care, providing a great place to work and practice medicine and being an active and engaged member of our community,” said Thomas Urban, Mercy Health North Market Leader and President. “I congratulate our doctors, nurses and staff on their unflagging dedication to Mercy Health’s mission of improving the health of the communities we serve. It’s their talent and hard work that leads to Fairfield Hospital’s national recognition as a Great Community Hospital.”

Fairfield Hospital featured on Becker's Hospital Review 2014 edition of "100 Great Community Hospitals," a list based on community hospitals' accolades, quality and service to their communities.

The hospitals on the list have worked continually to provide the quality of care and the experience patients deserve and expect.

The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected community hospitals based on rankings and awards from iVantage Health Analytics, Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters), CareChex and the American Hospital Association. iVantage awards considered include Healthstrong Hospitals — which are hospitals in the top tier of iVantage's Hospital Strength Index rankings — and the Top 100 Critical Access Hospital list, which indicates the hospital performs as well or better at the median overall than the full census of all U.S. general acute-care hospitals in clinical and operational performance and financial and qualitative outcomes. Inclusion on Truven Health Analytics' 100 Top Hospitals list also factored in.