U.S. News Ranks Mercy Among High Performing Hospitals

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — U.S. News & World Report ranks Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital and Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital as a High Performing Hospital for 2020-21.

The rankings will be published in the “Best Hospitals 2021” guidebook available Oct. 6. Now in their sixth year, the annual Procedures & Conditions ratings assist patients and doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures.

Both hospitals received High Performing ratings for programs in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure. These ratings are in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for these types of care.

 “For nearly 110 years, our ministry has been focused on healing expertly and caring compassionately,” said Dr. John Luellen, market president, Mercy Health – Youngstown. “These accolades are a testament to the associates, our providers and a community that entrusts their health care with Mercy Health. These designations are for all of us.”

Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital

More than 4,500 medical centers nationwide were evaluated in 10 procedures and conditions. Fewer than a third received any high-performing rating and just 37 earned the rating in all 10 procedures and conditions.

“For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has been helping patients, along with the help of their physicians, identify the Best Hospitals in an array of specialties, procedures and conditions,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes for patients.”

Pictured at top: Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital

Source/Images: Mercy Health

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.