Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas was named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list, announced on Fortune.com. The hospital’s quality care has been recognized in recent years, including a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and “A” safety grades from The Leapfrog Group for the past four years.
The annual independent study by IBM Watson Health reviewed 3,134 hospitals in the U.S. using publicly available clinical, operational, and patient satisfaction metrics and data.
“In these unprecedented times, it buoys my spirits for Mercy Hospital to receive this recognition because it highlights the contributions of our frontline health care workers who deliver outstanding care every day, often in difficult circumstances,” said Eric Pianalto, president of Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas. “Quality, safe care is paramount because it ensures patients have the best possible outcomes no matter what medical landscape we are facing."