As part of National Rural Health Day, MercyOne announced today that four MercyOne medical centers earned a 2023 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Quality. Compiled by the Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Awards honor top quartile performance (i.e., 75th percentile or above) among rural hospitals in Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective.
The four MercyOne medical centers to win the Quality award are:
MercyOne Dyersville Medical Center,
MercyOne Elkader Medical Center,
MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center, and
MercyOne Oelwein Medical Center.
"It's a great testament to the leaders of these Medical Centers to be recognized by the Chartis Center," says Scott Curtis, Vice President Network Development for MercyOne. "Health care is increasingly difficult in these post-pandemic years, so to see these hospitals receive accolades for performance and quality speaks volumes about the care they provide."
MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center also earned the 2023 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Patient Perspective. MercyOne Newton Medical Center earned the 2023 Performance Leadership Award in Outcomes.
The Performance Leadership Awards are based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX®, the industry's most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. INDEX data is relied upon by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations and state offices of rural health nationwide to measure and monitor performance across several areas impacting hospital operations and finance.
"Wherever we go in rural America, we witness first-hand the commitment, determination, and compassion with which rural hospitals serve their communities. Rural healthcare truly is mission-driven," said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. "This National Rural Health Day, let us recognize the efforts of this year's Performance Leadership Award winners and all those driven to deliver high-quality care throughout rural communities."
MercyOne is a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping people and communities live their best life. MercyOne's care providers and staff make health the highest priority. The system's clinics, medical centers, hospitals and affiliates are located throughout the state of Iowa and beyond. Headquartered in central Iowa, MercyOne was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health (based in Livonia, Michigan) – two of the country's foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne is now fully owned by Trinity Health. MercyOne is now fully owned by Trinity Health.