Areas of recognition:
- Quality and Value
- General Surgery
- Gynecology and Maternity
- Imaging / Diagnostics
- Intensive and Critical Care
- Organ Transplants
- Stomach Surgery
HANYS - Pinnacle Award for Quality and Patient Safety (2011)
Mercy Hospital has been awarded the >2011 Pinnacle Award for Quality and Patient Safety by the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS).
The award, which was presented during the recent HANYS Annual Membership Conference, recognizes quality improvement and patient safety. Mercy was one of three hospitals statewide selected for the honor.
Cleverley + Associates - Community Value Index® (CVI) Five-Star Hospital Award (2009 - 2013)
Cleverley + Associates of Columbus, Ohio, a leading healthcare financial consulting firm, has& named Mercy Hospital as a five-star hospital, a national recognition for quality and value. The rating places Mercy Hospital in the top 20 percent of Cleverley’s annual nationwide evaluation of hospitals in four key areas of performance including:
- Financial stability
- Cost structure
- Charge structure
- Quality performance
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.
HealthGrades® - Top 50 for Cardiac Surgery (2015)
HealthGrades® - Top 100 for Cardiac Surgery (2014)
HealthGrades® - Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award (2014 - 2016)
HealthGrades® - Coronary Intervention Excellence Award (2011 - 2012)
Mercy Hospital has been rated among the top 10% in the nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures and was awarded the Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ by HealthGrades® for 2011 and 2012.
HealthGrades® - Five-star Rated for Coronary Interventional Procedures (2011 - 2012)
HealthGrades® - Five-star Rated for Valve Surgery (2015)
HealthGrades® - Five-star Rated for Coronary Bypass Surgery (2011 - 2016)
HealthGrades® - Five-star Rated for Defibrillator Procedures (2015)
Joint Commission Top Performer - Heart Attack (2014)
American Heart Association - Mission: Lifeline Bronze Quality Achievement Award (2011)
Mercy Hospital has been awarded the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Quality Achievement Award by the American Heart Association. The Award recognizes the hospital’s STEMI Receiving Center in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients that effectively improves the survival and care of STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) patients. The Bronze level signifies that Mercy has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart attack patients with 85 percent compliance for 90 consecutive days.
New York State Department of Health - Interventional Cardiology Program Ranked Best in State (2010)
Catholic Health’s Heart Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo leads the region in safe outcomes for interventional cardiology procedures, including angioplasty and stent placement, according to a report by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).
Independent Health - Program of Excellence for PCI (since 2009)
The Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) program at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo has been named a “Program of Excellence” by Independent Health. PCI is also known as angioplasty.
The program earned its designation based on Independent Health’s review of clinical and quality data, which references New York state and national benchmarks, as well as American College of Cardiology standards of care. The Heart Center exceeded many quality indicators, including the most current New York State PCI mortality data.
American Heart Association - Quality Achievement Award for Heart Attack Care (2011)
The American Heart Association awarded Mercy Hospital the Mission Lifeline Bronze Quality Achievement Award for STEMI heart attack, recognizing the hospital for achieving an 85% or higher compliance to the AHA standard of care guidelines for 90 consecutive days.
Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) - Two-Star National Quality Rating for The Heart Center at Mercy (2011-2012)
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has awarded Mercy Hospital's heart surgery program a two-star national quality rating for the year of 2012.
Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) - Three-Star National Quality Rating for The Heart Center at Mercy (2011-2012)
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.
Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care (2009-2013)
Blue Distinction is a designation awarded by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality healthcare, under objective selection criteria.
The designation is based on rigorous, evidence-based selection criteria established by leading medical specialists and societies. Its goal is to help consumers find quality specialty care on a consistent basis, while enabling and encouraging health professionals to improve the overall quality and delivery of healthcare nationwide.
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.
Ascent - Healthy Hospital Award (2011)
Mercy Hospital has received a “Healthy Hospital” Award from Ascent, a division of Stryker Corporation. The "Healthy Hospital" designation is reserved for hospitals that demonstrate outstanding efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of healthcare delivery and improve overall hospital quality through medical device remanufacturing and reprocessing.
HealthGrades® - Five-Star Rated for Appendectomy (2011 - 2016)
HealthGrades® - Five-Star Rated for Cholecystectomy / Gallbladder Removal (2013-2015)
Joint Commission Top Performer - Surgical Care (2014)
Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care (2016)
MOREOB Recognition Award (2013)
Mercy Hospital’s Family BirthPlace, which includes Maternity and Labor & Delivery Services, earned the MOREOB Recognition Award for its outstanding performance in the application of knowledge, communication and teamwork to make quality care and patient safety a top priority.
Mercy was selected to be a demonstration site for MOREOB Managing Obstetrical Risk Efficiently) in 2012, which is a national patient safety, professional development and performance improvement program offered by Salus Global Corporation.
HealthGrades® - Maternity Care Excellence Award™ (2012)
HealthGrades® rates individual hospitals with a 1-star, 3-star or 5-star rating in each of 26 procedures and diagnoses. A 5-star rating means the hospital outperformed the national average.
The research findings, which studied hospital data from 19 states, indicated that women who deliver at top-rated hospitals like Mercy have about one-third fewer complications.
HealthGrades® - Maternity Care Excellence Award™ (2012)
HealthGrades® - Five-Star Rated for Maternity Care (2011, 2012)
HealthGrades® - C-Section Delivery Award™ (2016)
HealthGrades® - Gynecolgic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2012 - 2015)
HealthGrades® - Five-Star Rated for Gynecological Surgery (2011 - 2014)
HealthGrades® - Five-Star Rated for Hysterectomy (2015)
Joint Commission Top Performer - Perinatal Care (2014)
Siemens Low Dose Imaging Award (2012)
Mercy Hospital received the Siemens 2012 Low Dose Imaging Award for our commitment to low dose radiation exposure and enhanced patient safety. We were one of three hospitals in the eastern United States and among a handful in the country to receive this award.
American College of Radiology - MRI Accreditation (Dec. 2011 - Nov. 2014)
Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories - Nuclear Medicine Accreditation (2011 - Feb. 2014)
American College of Radiology - CT Accreditation (Aug. 2008 - Aug. 2012)
Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories - Ultrasound Accreditation (May 2010 - May 2013)
AIUM (American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine) - Obstetric Ultrasound and Fetal Echocardiography Accreditation for the Mercy Perinatal Testing Center (since 2011)
Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories - Certification of Echochardiography Lab (2010 - 2013)
HealthGrades® - Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Sepsis (2007 - 2013)
New York State Department of Health - Laboratory Certification (2011 - 2013)
Joint Commission Accreditation (2012 - 2016)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Organ Transplantation Medal of Honor Silver Level Award (2010 - 2011)
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York - Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement (2013)
The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program recognizes hospitals across the country that have a proven track record for delivering better results – including fewer complications and readmissions – than hospitals without these recognitions. Catholic Health hospitals are the only Buffalo area hospitals to receive this award.
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York - Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery (2013)
HealthGrades® - Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award (2015 - 2016)
HealthGrades® - America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ (2013, 2016)
HealthGrades® - Five-star Rated for Overall Orthopedic Services (2013)
HealthGrades® - America's 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery™ (2013)
HealthGrades® - Spine Surgery Excellence Award™ (2011, 2013, 2016)
HealthGrades® - Five-star Rated for Spine Surgery (2011, 2013)
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.
Five-star Rated for Back and Neck Surgery (except Spinal Fusion) (2013)
HealthGrades® - Five-star Rated for Back and Neck Surgery (Spinal Fusion) (2011 - 2016)
HealthGrades® - Five-star Rated for Hip Fracture Treatment (2012 - 2016)
HealthGrades® - Five-star Rated for Hip Replacement (2015 - 2016)
HealthGrades® - Five-star Rated for Knee Replacement (2016)
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.
HealthGrades® - Pacemaker Procedures Award™ (2016)
HealthGrades® - Pediatric Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2010)
HealthGrades® - Treatment of Pneumonia Award™ (2016)
Joint Commission Top Performer - Pneumonia (2014)
HealthGrades® - Five-star Rated for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (2011, 2013, 2015)
HealthGrades® - Five-star Rated for Treatment of Respiratory Failure (2015 - 2016)
HealthGrades® - Five-star Rated for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries (2014-2015)
Joint Commission - Comprehensive Stroke Center (2014)
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 (2013, 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.
HealthGrades® - America's 100 Best Hospitals for Prostatectomy™ (2012 - 2016)
HealthGrades® - Prostatectomy Exellence Award (2012 - 2016)
HealthGrades® - Five-Star Rated for Prostatectomy (2012 - 2015)
HealthGrades® - Five-Star Rated for Peripheral Vascular Bypass (2015)
American Heart Association - Gold Fit-Friendly Award (2011-2012)
The American Heart Association (AHA) presented Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, a member of Catholic Health, with the 2012 Gold Fit-Friendly Award for the second year in a row.
The Fit-Friendly Company initiative recognizes businesses that encourage employees to eat better and move more.
Buffalo Business First - Healthiest Employers Finalist (2012 - 2013)
Mercy Hospital of Buffalo was named one of Western New York’s Healthiest Employers by Buffalo’s Business First newspaper. The annual recognition by Business First honors the “most outstanding health and wellness programs created and implemented by local companies.”