Areas of recognition:
- Quality and Value
- Gynecology and Maternity
- Intensive Care Unit
- Patient Satisfaction
Joint Commission Accreditation (2018-2021)
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.
Age-Friendly Health Systems (2022)
Health care organizations who join the Age-Friendly Health Systems movement adopt and demonstrate progress toward implementation of the 4Ms framework, four evidence-based practices, that lay the groundwork for optimizing care and outcomes for older adults, improving provider experience, supporting caregivers, and pursuing value-based methods of care. The 4M’s include: What Matters to older adults, their Medication, their Mentation, and their Mobility.
U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospital Heart Bypass Surgery (2017-2020)
Mercy Hospital was ranked as a High Performing Hospital by U.S. News & World Report, recognizing excellent care for heart bypass surgery.
Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) - Three-Star National Quality Rating for The Heart Center at Mercy (2019)
Earned the Highest Quality 3-Star Rating from STS for isolated CABG procedures (heart bypass surgery) for the reporting period, January 2018 - December 2018. Rated in top 7.36% in the nation out of 992 participants.
A “three-star” rating is the highest award under the STS quality rating system.
American College of Cardiology's 2019 Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for Heart Attack Care
For the sixth year in a row (2014 - 2019), the Catholic Health Heart Center at Mercy Hospital received the American College of Cardiology’s Chest Pain – MI Registry Performance Achievement Award that recognizes high quality care for heart attack patients.
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.
Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award (2020)
Recipient of the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award. This distinction places Mercy Hospital of Buffalo in the top 10% of hospitals in the nation for the exceptional care of mothers during and after labor and delivery, according to Healthgrades, a national, independent healthcare research firm and the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
In addition, Mercy Hospital has earned the highest 5-star Rating for Vaginal Delivery and C-Section Delivery from Healthgrades.
Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care (2016)
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.
Beacon Award for Excellence in ICU Care (2017 - 2018):
Mercy Hospital’s ICU patient care services team earned the prestigious Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), recognizing exceptional patient care and adherence to consistent evidence-based standards to optimize patient outcomes.
AIUM (American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine) - Obstetric Ultrasound and Fetal Echocardiography Accreditation for the Mercy Perinatal Testing Center (since 2011)
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York - Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement (2020)
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.
NRC’s 2018 National Excellence Award for Patient Satisfaction:
Mercy Hospital was named the most improved facility in the nation among large hospitals (300+ beds) as awarded by NRC Health.
Joint Commission - Comprehensive Stroke Center (2019-2021)
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.
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.
American Heart Association Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards for Stroke Care (2013 - 2019)
For the seventh consecutive year, Mercy Hospital's Stroke Center earned American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s “Get with the Guidelines” Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Target: Honor Roll Elite Plus, the AHA’s highest level of hospital recognition
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.