U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Mercy Hospital of Buffalo as High Performing Hospital For Heart Bypass Surgery

Apr 12, 2018 | News & PR

Mercy Hospital was recognized among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for 2017-18 as a “High Performing Hospital” for Heart Bypass Surgery. The annual rankings, now in their 28th year, recognize hospitals for their exceptional performance, based on outstanding quality, expertise, technology and experience. Only 10 – 21% of the nearly 4,500 hospitals analyzed earned a high performance rating in one of the specialties, procedures and conditions evaluated.

“This prestigious national recognition signals to our patients and community that they are receiving among the highest rated cardiac care in the nation,” said Mercy Hospital President & CEO C.J. Urlaub. “This rating is also a reflection of the quality care our cardiac surgeons and each member of our Heart Center team provide on a daily basis.”

According the U.S. News report, an overall rating of high performing indicates a hospital was significantly better than the national average in a given procedure or condition. The sources of data included Medicare administrative claims, data from the federal government’s Hospital Compare program, the American Hospital Association annual survey, clinical registry data, external certifications, and post-discharge inpatient surveys. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nursing staff and more.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in North Carolina. The rankings are published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2018” guidebook.