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Nationally Recognized Care


Nationally, Mercy Sioux City was named one of America's Best 100 Hospitals for Coronary Intervention for 2014.  For the third year in a row, Mercy Sioux City was honored to receive the HeathGrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award (2012-2014).  Mercy has been ranked among the top 5% in the entire nation for Coronary Interventional Procecudures for two years in a row (2013 - 2014).

Mercy Sioux City continues to consistently provide excellent cardiac care as evidenced by a HealthGrades Five-Star rating in Coronary Interventional Procedures for the past 10 years in a row (2005 - 2014) and a Five-Star rating for the Treatment of Heart Attack for the past three years in a row (2009 - 2014).

Mercy Sioux City also continues to receive excellent HealthGrades ratings in the treatment of stroke.  Mercy Sioux City has received the HealthGrades Stroke Care Excellence Award for the past four years (2011 - 2014) and is ranked among the Top 5% in the Nation for Stroke the past two years (2013 - 2014).  Mercy Sioux City has been Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Stroke for six years in a row (2009 - 2014).

HealthGrades has also awarded Mercy Sioux City the HealthGrades Critical Care Excellence Award for 2014 and ranks Mercy among the top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care for 2014.

Mercy has received a Five-Star ranking for the past three years in a row for the treatment of sepsis (2012 - 2014).

According to the HealthGrades study, the risk of death is 58% lower at hospitals receiving 5 stars versus all other hospitals. The 2014 performance outcomes are now available free to the public at 

These ratings are a result of a comprehensive study, in which more than 41 million Medicare hospitalization records are analyzed at the nation’s approximately 5,000 non-federal hospitals.

American College of Cardiology

Mercy is one of only 256 hospitals in the nation to receive the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2014. The award recognizes Mercy's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Mercy has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

American College of Surgeons (Trauma)

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.

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.

ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

The Mercy Breast Care Center, 330 Dakota Dunes Blvd, North Sioux City, SD, has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).  By Awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).  The Mercy Breast Care Center is the only triple-accredited breast care treatment facility in the Siouxland area.

ACR Accreditation in Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

The Mercy Breast Care Center, 330 Dakota Dunes Blvd, North Sioux City, SD, has been awarded a three year term of accreditation in stereotactic breast biopsy as the result of a review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety.

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association has awarded Mercy Medical Center with a “Get with the Guidelines-Stroke” Gold Plus Achievement award for 2013.  This award is based on meeting strict adherence to specific quality measures in stroke patient care and outcomes.

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

Mercy Medical Center—Sioux City earned recertification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations after undergoing an on-site evaluation and demonstrating compliance with nationally developed standards for stroke care.

Mercy continues to be accredited by The Joint Commission, a result of Mercy's proven compliance with nationally recognized health care standards.  As part of the accreditation process, a team of health care professionals representing The Joint Commission conducted an on-site survey of Mercy Medical Center.  During this visit, the surveyors met with hospital staff, patients and community leaders to determine the organization's commitment to quality standards and health care delivery.

US News and World Report

Mercy Sioux City has been named to US News and World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" in the area of urology.  According to U.S. News, Mercy performed nearly at the level of much larger hospitals in this specialty.

Wellmark® Blue Cross® and Blue Shield®

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield has named Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City as one of the first hospitals in the nation to receive a Blue Distinction Center Plus (+) designation in the area of cardiac care, as part of the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are hospitals shown to deliver quality specialty care based on objective, transparent measures for patient safety and health outcomes that were developed with the input from the medical community.

Women's Choice Award

Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City was recognized as a recipient of the 2014 Women’s Choice Award  as an America’s Best Hospital for Emergency Care. The Women’s Choice Award is the only distinction that identifies the nation’s best health care institutions based on robust criteria that considers patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and women’s highest preferences when it comes to treatment and a quality healthcare experience.

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