Low Readmission

The March 2011 Commonwealth Fund case study recognized Mercy as being in the TOP 3% of all facilities with respect to low readmission rates for heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia patients, among more than 2,800 hospitals eligible for the analysis.

Mercy was one of four hospitals highlighted on The Commonwealth’s website “Why Not The BEST?”

This type of research is significant as national leaders continue to look for ways to improve efficiency and quality, and reduce readmission rates as part of U.S.healthcare reform.