Press Release

Mercy Named Top Performer

November 13th, 2014

Rockville Centre, NY – Mercy Medical Center has been ranked as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for the second consecutive year by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the U.S.  Mercy located in Rockville Centre is among just four hospitals on Long Island to earn this designation.  The ratings are based on an aggregation from the accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2013 calendar year. 

“We are very pleased to receive The Joint Commission’s latest recognition of our commitment to patient safety and quality care,” said Mercy’s Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Aaron E. Glatt, MD. “Mercy understands what matters to patients and we are proud to receive the distinction of being a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™.”

Mercy excelled in measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Also, Mercy achieved performance of 95% or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability measures in data reported to The Joint Commission, for every one of which the hospital also met a 95% performance threshold, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients.  Along with Mercy, two CHS hospitals—Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip and St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson—earned a place on the Top Performers list.

This year, Mercy was presented with the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC).  This is in addition to being recognized with the Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nursing Credentialing Center.  Mercy also just earned for the third time the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus award.

For more information please call (516) 62-MERCY.