Mercy Clermont named a Top Hospital

April 16th, 2010    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: Community

For the second consecutive year, Mercy Hospital Clermont has been rated one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters. This also marks the fourth time overall that Mercy Clermont has earned this prestigious honor.

The Top 100 award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial performance, and operational efficiency.

“The most important recognition we can earn comes from our patients whose lives are improved through our care,” said Gayle Heintzelman, president/CEO of Mercy Hospital Clermont, “but this honor really validates the work we are doing. It helps us know that we are consistently providing a very high level of care for our patients.”

The winners were identified through an in-depth analysis, the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals®: National Benchmarks study. The study evaluated 3,000 acute care hospitals in nine areas: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, expenses, profitability, cash-to-debt ratio, patient satisfaction, and adherence to clinical standards of care.

"The Top 100 list is a great way to let people know which hospitals in their communities are taking a lead in quality of care, patient safety and patient satisfaction," said Howard Bell, MD, Chief of Staff at Mercy Clermont. "This is a team effort, from the physicians, to nurses, to all staff members. It is a great accomplishment to earn this honor two years in a row."

If all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as Medicare patients treated in the Top 100 hospitals: More than 107,500 additional patients would survive each year.

Nearly 132,000 patient complications would be avoided annually.

Expenses would decline by $5.9 billion a year.

The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day due to the high level of care provided by a Top 100 hospital.

More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at

Mercy Hospital Clermont is an award-winning hospital and a member of Mercy Health Partners, an integrated healthcare network with a variety of care-delivery sites throughout Greater Cincinnati.

Mercy Hospital Clermont is again rated one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation by Thomson Reuters. Healthcare services include one of the region's largest Intensive Care Units, cancer care, diagnostic/imaging, emergency care, heart care, rehabilitation and therapy, inpatient/outpatient surgery, and wound care.

For more information about Mercy Hospital Clermont, call (513) 732-8200 or visit

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