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Mercy Snags Six Zero Harm Awards for Exceptional Care

1 June, 2018

Zero Harm Awards CeremonyRockville Centre, NY—With a strong focus on clinical excellence and safety, the Catholic Health Services (CHS) No Harm Campaign continues to drive improved patient care. Supporting this initiative, Executive Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer Patrick M. O’Shaughnessy, DO, recently presented the Certified Zero Harm Award to Mercy Medical Center for achieving sustained flawless performance.

“This recognition underscores the powerful message of zero harm,” said Executive Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer Patrick M. O’Shaughnessy, DO. “We are determined to consistently deliver the highest quality results and best outcomes for our patients.”

The hospital earned the following awards for 12 consecutive months of successfully attaining zero incidence of harm in these areas: Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI) in Critical Care, CLABSI in Medical/Surgical, Hip/Knee Readmissions Medicare, Rehabilitation Restraints, Surgical Site Infection-Abdominal Hysterectomy, Surgical Site Infection-Hip.

“As a new member of the Mercy family, I am impressed by how effectively our team communicates and shares a common goal to enhance patient safety,” said the hospital’s Chief Medical Officer Shan Ahmed, DO.
Mercy earned CHS’s Certified Zero Harm Award for six key measures. (L-R) CHS Senior Vice President & System Chief Quality Officer Jason Golbin, DO, with Mercy’s team: Chief Medical Officer Shan Ahmed, DO, Vice President, Performance Improvement Catherine Magone, RN, and Chief Nursing Officer Beth Vlahavas, RN.


Celebrating more than 100 years, Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre is designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, as well as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Mercy is also the recipient of an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons and consecutive Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. And, in recognition of the value it places on superior nursing care, Mercy has the Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Mercy provides comprehensive medical and surgical care and is a leader in minimally-invasive surgery, joint-replacement, orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, spine and neurosurgery, in-patient acute rehabilitation, diagnostic and interventional radiology, maternity and newborn services and women’s health. For more information, visit

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