Mercy Hospital of Folsom named one of the best

By From page B6 | October 30, 2013

FOLSOM — Mercy Hospital of Folsom has been recognized as one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care in 2014.

Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions and identified the 100 best hospitals within each procedure.

The hospital is also ranked among the Top 5 Percent in the Nation for Critical Care in 2014 and the recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award for two years in a row (2013 – 2014). Mercy Hospital of Folsom is a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for three years in a row (2012 – 2014) and a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for three years in a row (2012 – 2014).

“We are extremely honored at Mercy Folsom to be recognized by Healthgrades,” said Michael Ricks, president of Mercy Folsom. “I’d like to thank our physicians, nurses and staff for their daily efforts to provide excellent clinical care. These awards reflect their commitment to our patients.”

These achievements are part of findings released today in American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which demonstrates how clinical performance differs dramatically between hospitals and the impact that this variation may have on health outcomes. For example, from 2010-2012, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving five stars as a group, on average 234,252 lives could potentially have been saved and 157,418 complications could potentially have been avoided. A five-star rating indicates that a hospital’s clinical outcomes are better than expected when treating the condition or conducting the procedure being evaluated.

Mercy Hospital of Folsom is located at 1650 Creekside Drive in Folsom. For more information call (916) 983-7400 or visit

Other notable Healthgrades recognitions at Mercy Hospital of Folsom include:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for two years in a row (2013 – 2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure in 2014
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for four years in a row (2011 – 2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries in 2014

Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction in 2014For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare-patient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 31 common conditions and procedures. Healthgrades awards hospitals quality achievements for cohort- specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5 star (statistically better than expected), 3 star (statistically as expected) and 1 star (statistically worse than expected) categories. Detailed performance information, such as cohort-specific outcomes data and quality achievements for individual hospitals may be found at

More information on the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at

About Mercy Folsom Hospital
Mercy Hospital of Folsom, an 106-bed acute care hospital providing healthcare for the Folsom, El Dorado Hills and foothill communities. As these communities grow, the hospital continues to expand its services to meet the needs of area families. Mercy Hospital of Folsom is part of Dignity Health. It is the fifth largest health system in the country with 11,000 physicians and 58,000 employees across Arizona, California, and Nevada. In the Sacramento area, Dignity Health operates Mercy General Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Methodist Hospital, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Woodland Healthcare and Mercy Medical Group (a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation). Dignity Health is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable healthcare services with special attention to the poor and underserved. In 2012, Dignity Health provided $1.6 billion in charitable care and services.

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