Mercy Named One Of Nation’s Top Five Health Systems

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FORT SMITH (KFSM) — An independent study ranked Mercy Health Systems as one of the top five large health systems in the nation.

The study, conducted by IBM company Truven, analyzed more than  330 health systems and nearly 3,000 hospitals across the U.S. and named winners in large, medium and small systems.

The top 15 hospitals excelled in the following areas:

  • Saved more lives and caused fewer patient complications
  • Readmitted patients less frequently and experienced fewer deaths
  • Shorter wait times in emergency departments
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Better patient safety
  • Higher patient satisfaction

According to a Mercy press release, they have one of the largest systems of integrated physicians in the nation. This allows for each patient to have a single, comprehensive online health record. They are also opened one of the first virtual care centers so patients can be monitored 24/7.

“Serving our patients extraordinarily well and providing better quality care is why we are here,” said Lynn Britton, president and CEO of Mercy. “It’s all about the patient at the beginning and end of every day.”

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