Awards & Recognitions

Mercy Health System strives to achieve excellence throughout all aspects of the organization. Throughout this journey, Mercy has been recognized by many local, regional and national organizations for excellence in quality, service, corporate culture, environmental improvements, information technology and more. Mercy is very proud to have received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the highest Presidential honor for quality and organizational excellence, and Magnet® recognition, the gold standard of nursing excellence.

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 on of the nation’s most wired health systems in 2016 by Health and Hospitals Networks magazine
  • MHTC ranked #4 in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Hospital in Wisconsin.” Also ranked 29th nationally in urology and received a high perofrming specialty ranking in nephrology. High-performing marks for CHF, COPD and colon care as well.
  • Mercy 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

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
  • 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 (2015)
  • 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
  • Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center received the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care by WomenCertified

2014

  • Received Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.
  • 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

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

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

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

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 Mercy 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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