U.S. News and World Report Ranks Mercy Health Hospital Among the Best in Ohio for Fourth Year Running

Mercy Health, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that U.S. News and World Report has named The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health among the best hospitals in Ohio for the fourth year running. U.S. News and World Report included The Jewish Hospital in its regional list of Best Hospitals for Common Care.

“The physicians, nurses and staff at The Jewish Hospital are proud to provide patients and their families and friends with the care and support that changes lives for the better,” said Pat Davis-Hagens, Mercy Health Central Market Leader and President of The Jewish Hospital. “The Jewish Hospital has long been a go-to destination for patients needing expert care across a broad range of specialties and this honor validates the exemplary work that our talented team does on behalf of those who trust us with their health.”

To determine the rankings, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in five procedures and medical conditions – heart bypass surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – and rated them as high performers, average or below average. Only about 10 percent of the hospitals were rated as high performers.

U.S. News and World Report noted that The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health is high-performing in the following seven categories:
• Cancer
• Diabetes & Endocrinology
• Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
• Geriatrics
• Nephrology
• Neurology & Neurosurgery
• Pulmonology

“The choice of hospital is one of the most important and costly decisions an individual makes,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis for U.S. News. “We evaluated the treatment of more than 3.6 million patients and identified a small percentage of hospitals that have superior outcomes compared with their peer institutions. Whenever possible, patients, in consultation with their doctors, should seek out high performing hospitals that excel in treating their specific condition.”

There are fewer than 300 hospitals worldwide offering the latest advancement in incision-free neurosurgery with the Gamma Knife, which uses radiation beams to target and remove tumors deep in the brain, and The Jewish Hospital is one of them.

Its Blood Cancer Center is the only center in Cincinnati that can provide the full range of care for adults with blood diseases, including blood and marrow transplants, of which the center has completed nearly 1900 since opening in 1993. It earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its blood and marrow transplant program earlier this year.

The hospital also boasts a premier total joint center and the services of some of the city’s leading sports medicine experts. Its physician team is expert at treating diabetes and other endocrine disorders, as well as digestive, kidney and lung ailments.

Mercy Health makes advanced, compassionate, quality healthcare easy to help you be well in mind, body and spirit. Mercy Health has been serving Greater Cincinnati for more than 160 years. Mercy Health provides an integrated network of leading physicians, compassionate caregivers, comprehensive services and exceptional care at more than 180 locations across the region. The Mercy Health network of care includes five award-winning hospitals, senior living communities, primary care and specialty physician practices, outpatient centers, social service agencies, fitness centers and a variety of outreach programs. Mercy Health hospitals have earned national Truven Health Analytics’ 100 Top Hospitals honors more times than all other Cincinnati hospitals combined, placing them among the best hospitals in the nation. Truven has also named Mercy Health as one of the nation’s Top 15 health systems two years in a row. Mercy Health is the only health system in Cincinnati to earn this honor. Mercy Health is part of Catholic Health Partners - the largest health system in Ohio and fourth largest employer. To learn more visit, e-mercy.com and engage in the conversation via Mercy Health’s social media channels (@mercy_health on Twitter and Mercy Health on Facebook).