Mercy Medical Center Receives National Outstanding Achievement Award American College of Surgeon

Award recognizes cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing highest quality care to cancer patients
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ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. - June 3, 2014 - PRLog -- (Rockville Centre, NY) – In the latest demonstration of Mercy Medical Center’s delivery of  the highest standards of patient care, Mercy was presented with the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC). Mercy is 1 of a select group of only 74 U.S. health care facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed last year.  The award acknowledges cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.

This designation demonstrates that Mercy meets the highest national standards for state-of-the-art cancer prevention, early diagnosis, pre-treatment evaluation, staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, surveillance for recurrent disease, support services, and end-of-life care.

Mercy’s cancer care services include the Bishop McGann Center for Oncology and Imaging, a dedicated inpatient cancer care unit, advanced gynecologic oncology services, the latest techniques in breast and brain surgery, and the Nassau County home of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, which offers advanced diagnostic techniques and treatment protocols in the MIRACLE Pavilion to patients who otherwise would have to travel long distances to receive state-of-the-art oncology care.

Recently, Mercy earned an “A”—the top grade in patient safety—in the latest Hospital Safety Score, administered by The Leapfrog Group. Of the more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals assigned scores for spring 2014, only 32% achieved an “A”.  Also, Mercy was named one of the “100 Great Community Hospitals in the U.S.” by Becker’s Hospital Review, based on its “quality of care and service to the community.” This is in addition to being recognized with the Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  In 2012, it was ranked among the Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.  Mercy also just earned, for the third time, the Get With The
Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus award.

Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival rates and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care. Approval by the Commission on Cancer is given only to facilities that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

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Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2013, Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre is ranked among the top hospitals in New York state in the ratings of Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, as leader in orthopedics and “superior” in patient safety. Most recently, Becker’s Hospital Review included Mercy as one of the “100 Great Community Hospitals in the entire US, based upon our “quality of care and service to the community.” The hospital is designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, as well as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Mercy is also the recipient of an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons and consecutive Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. And, in recognition of the value it places on superior nursing care, Mercy has Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Mercy provides comprehensive medical and surgical care and is a leader in minimally-invasive surgery, joint-replacement, orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, spine and neurosurgery, in-patient acute rehabilitation, diagnostic and interventional radiology, maternity and newborn services and women’s health.

Elisa Gerber
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