Provena Mercy Medical Center ranked best in the west

By on November 3, 2009

Facility named best hospital
in western suburbs for
cardiac surgery

AURORA—Provena Mercy Medical Center announced that it is ranked among the top 5 percent of all hospitals in the nation for cardiac surgery, for the second year in a row.

A study issued by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization, also found that Provena Mercy is among the top three hospitals in Illinois for cardiac surgery for two years in a row.

The nation’s nearly 5,000 non-federal hospitals were all included in the sweeping study, which examined mortality rates and complication rates from government data from 2006, 2007 and 2008.

In 2009, Provena Mercy Medical Center became the second hospital in the country to implement a new cardiac monitoring technology in its telemetry unit. The hospital also installed new monitors in its cardiac rehab unit and, most recently, implemented the newest generation of technology in its catheterization labs for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular issues.

The HealthGrades findings were included in the 12th annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study, which is the largest annual report of its kind, analyzing nearly 40 million Medicare hospitalization records.

Provena Health ministries are sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, the Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.