Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City

Rankings

Geriatrics

best Rank in This Specialty
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Overall Score in This Specialty
38.5 / 100

Reputation with specialists

% of doctors in this specialty responding to surveys in 2012, 2013 and 2014 who named hospital as among best for very challenging geriatric patients.

Modest

25

Score: 0.5%

Modest: 0.1%-โ€‹2.9%

Survival

Likelihood of survival 30 days after admission, adjusted for severity and other risks.

As expected

50

Score: 6

As expected: 5 or 6

Patient safety

Ability to prevent eight types of accidents and medical errors.

Moderate

50

Score: 3

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing pressure ulcers (skin breakdown from prolonged bed rest, weight, dressings and other factors)

Moderate

50

Score: 3

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing postsurgical inpatient deaths from treatable complications

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited: 1 out of 5

Success in preventing collapsed lung during biopsy, catheter insertion and other procedures

Moderate

50

Score: 4

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing postsurgical hip fractures

High

100

Score: 5

High: 5 out of 5

Success in preventing major postsurgical bleeding and bruising

High

100

Score: 5

High: 5 out of 5

Success in preventing postsurgical respiratory failure

Moderate

50

Score: 4

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing surgical incisions from reopening

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited: 1 out of 5

Success in preventing harm to patients during surgery

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Patient volume

Number of high-risk Medicare inpatients age 75 and above in 2010, 2011 and 2012 in key specialty-related procedures and diagnoses.

High

75

6,028 discharges

High: 5,000-โ€‹7,999

Nursing intensity

Relative balance of nurses to patients across hospital. Higher numbers mean more nurses.

Average

50

Score: 1.5

Average: 1.3-โ€‹1.6

Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified for high nursing standards by American Nurses Credentialing Center.

NIA-designated Alzheimer's center

Recognized by National Institute on Aging.

Patient services

Such as arthritis center and wound-management program.

High

75

Score: 7

High: 7 or 8 out of 9

Intensivist on staff

At least one intensive-care unit staffed by physician with subspecialty or fellowship training in care of ICU patients.


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