Awards and Recognition

Mercyhealth strives to achieve excellence throughout all aspects of the organization. Throughout this journey, Mercyhealth has been recognized by many local, regional and national organizations for excellence in quality, service, nursing excellence, corporate culture, community programs, environmental improvements, information technology and more.

 

2017

  • Mercyhealth Women’s Center-Rockford received full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), an elite branch of the American College of Surgeons
  • Received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus achievement award

2016

  • Recognized with the 2015 UnitedHealthcare PATH Excellence in Patient Service Award for commitment to improving health outcomes for patients enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare Advantage plans.
  • Named one of the nation’s most wired health systems in 2016 by Health and Hospitals Networks magazine
  • Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center was ranked #4 in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Hospitals in Wisconsin.” Also ranked 29th nationally in urology and received a high performing specialty ranking in nephrology, as well as congestive heart failure, COPD and colon care
  • Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center received the University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation Award of Hope
  • Named to NAFE TOP 10 Nonprofits for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives
  • Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center received the University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation Award of Hope
  • Recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association.
  • Received a 2016 Women’s Choice Award® after being named to the list of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. The award is given by WomenCertified, a consumer advocate group with a mission to simplify health care choices by recognizing those hospitals demonstrating excellence in meeting the needs and preferences of women.
  • Recognized by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) with a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence. The award represents a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and healthy work environments.
  • Mercyhealth was recognized by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) with a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence. The award represents a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and healthy work environments
  • Mercyhealth received a 2016 Women’s Choice Award® after being named to the list of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. The award is given by WomenCertified, a consumer advocate group with a mission to simplify health care choices by recognizing those hospitals demonstrating excellence in meeting the needs and preferences of women.
  • Mercyhealth has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association.
  • 2016 most Wired Award: Mercyhealth has been named among the most wired health care organizations. The 2016 Most Wired™ survey and benchmarking study, in partnership with CHIME and sponsored by VMware, is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide.

2015

  • Named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. Also recognized for specific performance measures: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care
  • Received Wisconsin Hospital Association’s Wisconsin Award for Volunteer Excellence (WAVE) for the Emergency Department Volunteer Program
  • Received American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines-Heart Failure and Get with the Guidelines-Stroke awards, as well as the Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll and Target: Stroke Honor Roll
  • Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center received the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care by WomenCertified
  • Received a Citizen Award from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office for the MD-1 program, Casualty Care in the Classroom initiative and SWAT team assistance
  • Honored for the third year in a year by LeapFrog with an “A” Hospitality Score
  • All nine Mercyhealth primary care facilities were nationally recognized as Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
  • Mercyhealth was recognized by the United Way at its annual luncheon on March 10. The system received the 2014 Strong Neighbor Award for its partnership with area housing authorities and several other organizations to create a job readiness program for housing authority employees. The organization also achieved the silver level as a campaign leader for the many for donations to United Way
  • Received Fit-Friendly Worksite Platinum Achievement 2015 from the American Heart Association
  • Lung Center of Excellence has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer
  • Mercyhealth was recognized by the Alliance during its inaugural Health Transformation Awards in Madison, Wis. on Tuesday, May 19. The awards honor people and organizations that have made a significant contribution to moving health care forward. Mercyhealth was recognized as one of five QualityPath  designated hospitals, and is the only QualityPath  hospital in Illinois. Hospitals who achieved designation in the program’s first year made a commitment to high-value care with approaches such as bundled payments and 90-day warranties. The award honors the hospital’s work in exploring new methods in delivering and paying for care
  • IDG’s CIO magazine announces Mercyhealth as a recipient of the 2015 CIO 100. The 28th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT)
  • 2015 most Wired Award: Mercyhealth has been named among the most wired health care organizations. The 2015 Most Wired™ survey and benchmarking study, in partnership with CHIME and sponsored by VMware, is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide
  • U.S. News & World Report list of “2015-2016 Best Regional Hospitals”

2014

  • MercyCare Health Plans named among top 20 percent in the nation for its HMO product, as  published by U.S. News & World Report and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
  • Awarded bronze recognition through the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign for organ donation enrollment efforts
  • Received the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
  • Received Wisconsin Hospital Association’s Wisconsin Award for Volunteer Excellence (WAVE) for the Pet Peace of Mind program
  • Named to NAFE TOP 50 Companies and 10 Nonprofits for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives
  • Two programs at Mercyhealth received the 2013 Quality Excellence Achievement Award from the Illinois Hospital Association’s Institute for Innovations in Care and Quality. The third annual compendium, “Delivering Quality, with Distinction,” showcases best practices and transformation achievements of hospitals and health systems utilizing the Triple Aim philosophy – better care for individuals, improved health for populations and reduced per capita costs
  • Mercyhealth was recognized for Operational Excellence in Infrastructure with the Door-to-Balloon Lean Rapid Improvement Event. The health system scrutinized and modified the door-to-balloon procedure for emergency room patients exhibiting symptoms of a heart attack. The results reduced unnecessary duplicative processes and reduced the time from arrival to diagnosis and treatment
  • Mercyhealth was also recognized for Patient Safety and Quality for its pre-operative approach to reducing surgical site infections
  • In 2014, Mercyhealth was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM, which assigns A, B, C, D, or F scores to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents, and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families
  • U.S. News & World Report: In 2014-2015, for the fourth straight year, Mercyhealth was named to U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious list of “Best Regional Hospitals.” Mercyhealth is the only local hospital to repeatedly receive this designation. Mercyhealth ranked 24th out of more than 200 hospitals in Illinois. That’s up from 28th in 2014. The hospital was recognized as “high-performing” in the following five specialties:
    • Geriatrics
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology & Neurosurgery
    • Pulmonology
    • Urology
  • 2014 most Wired Award: Mercyhealth has been named among the most wired health care organizations. The 2014 Most Wired™ survey and benchmarking study, in partnership with CHIME and sponsored by VMware, is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide
  • National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA): In 2014, the nine ambulatory clinic locations for Mercyhealth earned designation as Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes
  • HIMSS Stage 7:  HIMSS Analytics recognized 11 of Mercyhealth sites with its Stage 7 Ambulatory Award. The award represents Mercyhealth’s attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model™ (EMRAM), which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems

2013

  • Named to the 2013 Silver Plus Achievement list by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association
  • Received the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation
  • Recognized by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption as being an adoption-friendly workplace
  • Named to Hospitals & Health Networks magazine’s 25 Most Wired/Most Improved for enhancements made between 2012-2013
  • Named to AARPs Best Employers for Workers Over 50 list (number 5)
  • Received the AMS Silver Rebate Recycling/Sustainability Award by Ag Medical Systems
  • Named a Best Company for Hourly Workers by Working Mother magazine
  • Named to NAFE TOP 50 Companies and 10 Nonprofits for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives
  • Named a Best Company for Hourly Workers by Working Mother Media
  • United Way of the Rock River Valley 2013 Live United Award. Mercyhealth was recognized for its long tradition of supporting the United Way. The Live United Award is presented to an organization which demonstrates the United Way’s spirit of “Give, Advocate, and Volunteer,” and is a champion for improving lives in the community through corporate philanthropy, volunteer efforts and community impact
  • American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite Gold Achievement for 2013
  • US News & World Report best Regional Hospital 2013-2014. High performing in: Geriatrics, Nephrology, and Pulmonology

2012

  • Named to Working Mother magazine’s 2012 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers
  • Mercy Harvard Hospital Surgical Care received Honorable Mention by The Joint Commission
  • Ranked number 24 in the Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks for 2012 by SDI and Modern Healthcare magazine
  • US News: Best Regional Hospitals List 2012-2013.  *Two specialties:  orthopedics and pulmonology.

2011

  • Received the Walworth County Workforce Investment Award for Mercy’s investment in the local workforce and commitment to improving the life for Walworth County residents
  • Named to Working Mother magazine’s 2011 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers
  • Named to AARPs Best Employers for Workers Over 50 list (number 8)
  • Named to NAFE TOP 50 Companies and 10 Nonprofits for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives
  • Ranked number 29 in the Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks for 2011 by SDI and Modern Healthcare magazine
  • US News: Best Regional Hospitals List 2011-2012.  *Six specialties: Neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, pulmonology, geriatrics, and gastroenterology

2010

  • Received Best in Value Award from Press Ganey
  • Consumer Choice Award winner, the hospital most preferred by Janesville residents
  • Received Wisconsin Hospital Association’s Wisconsin Award for Volunteer Excellence (WAVE) in the community service category for the Hospitality House
  • Named to Working Mother magazine’s 2010 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers
  • Received silver-level recognition by the Joint Commission in its “2009-2010 Flu Vaccination Challenge” for efforts to protect partners, patients, and visitors through flu prevention initiatives. Approximately 75% of Mercyhealth employees received the seasonal flu shot.
  • Chosen as the Best Medical Clinic in the McHenry County Readers’ Choice Awards
  • Received the Forward Janesville Community Improvement Award for the Janesville Community Health Center at Mercy Clinic South
  • Recognized as a Top 25 Teaching Site by Safesitter, a national organization dedicated to safe babysitting
  • Ranked number 20 in the Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks for 2009 by SDI
    and Modern Healthcare magazine
  • This time, Mercyhealth is the recipient of the first annual Leadership in Safety Award from our re-insurer, CNA HealthPro. The award is being presented to corporate clients whom the company believes are most committed to prevent losses, keep a focus on safety and have favorable outcomes
  • Da Vinci TV Ad Earns Clio Award for (Silver Clio Award with highest score in the Television/Cinema category)

2009

  • Recipient of Medal of Honor from the US Department of Health and Human Services for providing exemplary commitment to organ donors, families, and those on the national transplant waiting list
  • Named to AARPs Best Employers for Workers Over 50 list (number 3)
  • Named to Working Mother magazine’s 2009 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers
  • Ranked number 37 in the Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks for 2009 by SDI (formerly Verispan) and Modern Healthcare magazine
  • Named Professional Service Provider of the Year by the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce
  • The Chest Pain Center at Mercyhealth received full Cycle II accreditation from the Accreditation Review Committee of the Society of Chest Pain Centers in late 2008.  The three-year accreditation expires in December 2011. The first accreditation as a Chest Pain Center was earned by the hospital in late 2006.  Cycle II accreditation focuses on the ED/EMS relationship and how both work to treat cardiac patients
  • Mercyhealth was designated an “Advanced Primary Stroke Center” by The Joint Commission
  • Mercyhealth earned three awards from the United Way:  Family-Friendly Workplace Award; Rainbow Award and a Gold Achievement Level as a United Way Campaign Leader

2008

  • Named to AARP’s 2008 Best Employers for Workers Over 50 list
  • Named to Working Mother magazine’s 2008 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers
  • Received the Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award in recognition of workplace safety and health excellences
  • Mercy Regional Cancer Center received the 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer for striving for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients
  • Named a 2008 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
  • Named Professional Service Provider of the Year by the Woodstock, Illinois Chamber of Commerce
  • Top Ten Healing Hospitals in America list by Baptist Healing Trust
  • Rated number 11 in the Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks for 2008 by Verispan and Modern Healthcare magazine
  • The Visiting Nurses Association was named to the 2007 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home health care providers in the United States.  This annual review identifies the top 25 percent of agencies, ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance
  • Mercyhealth named a 2007 Thomason Reuters 100 Top Hospitals: Performance Improvement Leader in health care

2007

  • Named Business of the Year by the Harvard (Illinois) Chamber of Commerce
  • Received the 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for quality and organizational excellence
  • Ranked number two in the nation on AARP’s Best Employers for Workers Over 50 list
  • Named to Working Mother magazine’s 2007 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers
  • Received gold designation from the Wellness Council of America
  • Received the Fred Graham Award for Innovation in Improving Community Health for the Janesville Community Health Center
  • Named a 2007 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
  • Outstanding Achievement Certificate for Excellence in Safety from the Wisconsin Council of Safety and the Department of Workforce Development
  • Mercy Harvard Hospital and Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center received the 2007 H2E Partners for Change Award and the Making Medicine Mercury Free Award from Hospitals for a Healthy Environment
  • Received Employee Services Management Association’s Innovative Program Award for Mercy’s Work-Life Benefit Program
  • Rated number 16 in the Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks for 2006 by Verispan
  • The most recent ranking by the American College of Cardiology puts Mercyhealth in the top 3 percent nationwide (23 out of 536 hospitals) for providing prompt treatment to heart attack victims
  • Mercyhealth again was named a “Family Friendly Workplace” by the United Way

2006

  • Named to Working Mother magazine’s 2006 Working Mother 100 Best Companies
  • Ranked number one in the nation on AARP’s Best Employers for Workers Over 50 list
  • Named one of only 13 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive Hospitals for a Healthy Environment’s (H2E) Environmental Leadership Award, the highest honor given to health care facilities for their pioneering efforts to reduce the environmental impact of the health care industry.
  • Rated number 18 in the Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks for 2006 by Verispan and Modern Healthcare magazine
  • Mercy Regional Cancer Center received the 2005 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer for striving for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients
  • Received the Spirit of Excellence Award from Modern Healthcare Magazine and Sodexho for the House of Mercy Homeless Center
  • Received the Forward Janesville Community Improvement Award for the House of Mercy Homeless Center
  • The Society of Chest Pain Centers granted the designation of Accredited Chest Pain Center to Mercyhealth
  • Mercyhealth was honored with the United Way’s 2005 Family Friendly Workplace Award
  • Children’s Medical Center was named a Pediatric Critical Care Center by the Illinois Department of Public Health and Emergency Medical Services for Children program
  • The Commission on Cancer awarded a three-year accreditation with commendation to Mercyhealth’s Cancer Program
  • Mercyhealth earned a three-year accreditation from the Illinois State Medical Society for its Continuing Medical Education program

2005

  • Received a site visit from a panel of Baldrige National Quality Award judges
  • Ranked number 11 in the nation on AARP’s Best Employers for Workers Over 50 list
  • Mercy Assisted Care received WAMES award from the Wisconsin Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers for showing a demonstrated commitment to clients and the community.
  • Received the Global Excellence Award from Wisconsin Hospital Association for the House of Mercy Homeless Center
  • Received Wisconsin Hospital Association’s Wisconsin Award for Volunteer Excellence (WAVE) Community Service Program award for the House of Mercy Homeless Center
  • Received the Most Innovative Program Award by Employee Services Management for innovation in employee services
  • Rated number 15 in the Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks for 2005 by Verispan and Modern Healthcare magazine
  • The Mammography Department at Mercyhealth earned a three-year term of accreditation by the American College of Radiology
  • The Regional Perinatal Center atMercyhealth earned a redesignation from the Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Mercyhealth was named one of the nation’s 100 “most wired” hospitals and health care systems for the seventh consecutive year

2004

  • Received a site visit from a panel of Baldrige National Quality Award judges
  • Received the California Pacific Award for Excellence in Patient Satisfaction
  • Was a finalist in the American Hospital Association’s NOVA Award for effective, collaborative programs focused on improving community health status
  • Received the Wisconsin Psychological Association’s Healthy Workplace Award
  • Rated number 14 in the Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks for 2004 by SMG Marketing and Modern Healthcare magazine
  • Received the Governor’s Forward Award of Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by Wisconsin Forward, for excellence in performance management practices and achievements
  • Javon R. Bea named CEO/Employer of the Year by Employee Services Management Association
  • Named Employer of the Year by the Northwest Herald
  • Named Large Business of the Year by Forward Janesville
  • The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) awarded the Internal Medicine, Family Practice and Adult Endocrinology Departments at Mercyhealth with three-year recognition from the Diabetes Physicians Recognition Program for providing quality care to patients with diabetes
  • Mercyhealth was chosen a Top 100 Performance Improvement Leader Hospital in the United States.  Solucient, a leading health care research firm, gave Mercyhealth high marks for developing consistent and effective organization-wide performance improvement across critical measures at a faster rate than our peers
  • Mercyhealth was named to the Top 100 “Most Wired” List for the sixth consecutive year
  • The Echocardiography Laboratory earned re-accreditation from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories

2003

  • Was one of four finalists in the Foster G. McGaw award recognizing outstanding community service efforts
  • Employee Services Management Association awarded Mercy its highest honor, the prestigious Eastwood Award
  • Received the 2003 Mastery Level Wisconsin Forward Award
  • Rated number 14 in the Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks for 2003 by SMG Marketing and Modern Healthcare magazine

2002

  • Received membership into the McKesson Revenue Cycle Million Dollar Club
  • Received the H2E Making Medicine Mercury Free Award and the H2E Partners for Change Award
  • Received the Rock County YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award in the Corporate category
  • Ranked number 13 nationally in the Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Systems survey by SMG Marketing and Modern Healthcare magazine

2001

  • Ranked number 21 in the nation in the Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Systems survey by Modern Healthcare and SMG Marketing Group
  • Received a national environmental award from the American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services of the American Hospital Association

2000

  • Received the 2000 Merit Award for Outstanding Contributions to Vocational Education by Blackhawk Technical Association and Blackhawk Technical College
  • Received C.L. Greiber Award of Merit from the Wisconsin Vocational Association
  • MCIC received Commendable Accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance
  • Received award from HealthAtoZ for expert design and maintenance of Mercy Online website

1999

  • Javon R. Bea, CEO, was named the “Best of the Best” health care administrator by the Partners of Wisconsin Hospital Association, Inc.

1998

  • Ranked the fastest growing health system in the nation for same-store growth by the Center for Healthcare Industry Performance Studies

1994

  • Received the Fourth Annual Great Comebacks Award in the mid-sized hospital category, sponsored by the American Hospital Association’s Hospital & Health Networks magazine and the accounting firm Coopers and Lybrand
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