Mercy Medical Center Sioux City

Nationally Recognized Care

American College of Surgeons

Mercy's Regional Level II Trauma Center continues to hold the prestigious verification of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). ACS program verification attests that Mercy adheres to rigorous standards for excellence in emergency medicine. As the highest-ranking Emergency Department in western Iowa, Mercy Sioux City is also the only one in the Siouxland region to hold ACS trauma program approval.

Mercy Medical Center has the only cancer care program in Siouxland that is accredited by the Commission on Cancer--American College of Surgeons.  In order to earn this distinction, an oncology program must provide state-of-the-art pretreatment evaluation, staging, treatment and clinical follow-up for cancer patients.

American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)

Mercy Sioux City is one of just 23 hospitals in the United States to have earned the prestigious accreditation of the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) for perioperative transfusion services. Mercy is also the only medical facility in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri, Michigan and Illinois to hold the distinction. In fact, the only other hospital to earn such designation in the Upper Midwest is St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. The perioperative process allows blood lost by the patient during surgery to be processed, recycled and returned to the patient’s body. The process minimizes the amount of donor blood that is utilized, which makes it safer for the patient and also preserves more of the blood supply for those who need it.

American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association has awarded Mercy Medical Center's Diabetic Education Program with ADA Recognition.  The ADA Education Recognition effort is a voluntary process which assures that approved education programs have met the National Standards for diabetes Self-Management Education Programs.  Programs that achieve Recognition status have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide state-of-the-art information about diabetes management for participants. 

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association has awarded Mercy Medical Center with a “Get with the Guidelines-Stroke” Gold Plus Achievement award. This award is based on meeting strict adherence to specific quality measures in stroke patient care and outcomes.

Mercy was one of 559 hospitals that received the "Get with the Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Quality Achievement Award for excellent stroke care.

The American Heart Association has also awarded Mercy Medical Center with the Heart Check Mark, for quality care of heart attack.


HealthGrades has awarded Mercy Medical Center the Patient Safety Excellence Award for 2015.  The Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recognizes hospitals for how well a hospital prevents infections, medical errors, and other complications based on 13 standard patient safety indicators. Patients receiving care at Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient hospitals have, on average, a lower risk of experiencing patient safety events.

HealthGrades has also honored Mercy Medical Center as One of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention.  Mercy has held this distinction for the past four years:  2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.  The America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Interventional Award™ recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in coronary intervention procedures.

US News and World Report

US News and World Report lists Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City as a high performing hospital in the area of Heart Failure.  Only 11% of hospitals nationwide, who were rated in this condition, were high performing.  High-performing hospitals exceeded expected standards of care

Wellmark® Blue Cross® and Blue Shield®

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield has named Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery.  Facilities that have received the Blue Distinction Centers for Spine SurgerySM designation have demonstrated experience in comprehensive inpatient spine surgery services, including discectomy, fusion and decompression procedures.