Areas of recognition:
- Quality and Value
- General Surgery
- Gynecology and Maternity
- Imaging / Diagnostics
Joint Commission Accreditation (2012 - 2015)
Joint Commission accreditation is a voluntary process consisting of rigorous, unannounced site surveys by a team of physicians, nurses and other health executives. Commission accredited or certified organizations have demonstrated that they meet the highest standards in their field. All Catholic Health hospitals have earned accreditation by The Joint Commission.
U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospital Heart Bypass Surgery (2017-2018)
U.S. News evaluates how well hospitals perform in heart bypass surgery using data on patient survival, nurse staffing, volume and more.
Joint Commission Top Performer - Heart Attack (2014)
Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) - Three-Star National Quality Rating for The Heart Center at Mercy (2019)
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has awarded Mercy Hospital's heart surgery program a three-star national quality rating.
A “three-star” rating is the highest award under the STS quality rating system.
Get With The Guidelines® - Heart Failure Gold Plus & Target Heart Failure Honor Roll (2014)
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have recognized Mercy Hospital for 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Performance Achievement indicators for at least 12 consecutive months. The award also recognizes at least 12 consecutive months of 75% or higher compliance with 4 of 9 Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure Quality Measures to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.
American Association of Diabetes Educators - Accreditation of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (2017-2021)
The American Association of Diabetes Educators has recognized Catholic Health’s Diabetes Education as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.
Practice Greenhealth Partner for Change (2015)
The Greenhealth Partner for Change Award recognizes superior performance in environmental sustainability. Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading environmental healthcare organization.
Joint Commission Top Performer - Surgical Care (2014)
Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care (2016)
Joint Commission Top Performer - Perinatal Care (2014)
Safe Sleep Project Quality Improvement Award (2017)
The Mercy Hospital Family BirthPlace was presented the 2017 Safe Sleep Project Quality Improvement Award from the New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC). This award is given in recognition of the hard work and dedication of Maternity Services staff to improve safe sleep practices for infants.
AIUM (American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine) - Obstetric Ultrasound and Fetal Echocardiography Accreditation for the Mercy Perinatal Testing Center (since 2011)
Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery℠ (established since 2009)
Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery℠ provide a full range of orthopedic surgery care services, including inpatient care, post-operative care, outpatient follow-up care, and patient education.
Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement℠ (established since 2009)
Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement℠ provide a full range of orthopedic surgery care services, including inpatient care, post-operative care, outpatient follow-up care, and patient education.
Joint Commission - Comprehensive Stroke Center (2014-2019)
Recognized as an industry leader in providing advanced stroke care, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo has been named a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accrediting body for hospitals and health providers.
Offered in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, this advanced certification recognizes an elite group of hospitals that have highly specialized staff, equipment and facilities to treat the most complex stroke cases.
Mercy Hospital is the only hospital in Western New York, and one of only two in New York State, to earn this special designation.
Joint Commission Top Performer - Stroke (2014)
New York State Department of Health - Designated Stroke Center (since 2007)
Stroke Center Designation assures patients that Mercy Hospital meets the State’s stringent guidelines for stroke care. This includes being seen by a physician within 15 minutes of arrival in the ER; receiving a CT scan within 25 minutes; interpretation of CT results in 45 minutes; lab results in 45 minutes; and clot busting drugs within 60 minutes of arrival or 3 hours of symptom onset and catheter-based techniques than enable treatment up to 8 hours from symptom onset.
Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award (2014, 2015, 2016)
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognizes this hospital for meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period.
Mercy Hospital has achieved 85% or higher compliance with all Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Achievement Measures and 75% or higher compliance with five or more Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Measures for two or more consecutive years. Mercy Hospital delivered Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy in 60 minutes or less in 75% or more of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients treated with IV tPA. The hospital also delivered Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy within 45 minutes in 50% of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients treated with IV tPA to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.