Mercy Hospital Springfield

Rankings

Geriatrics

best Rank in This Specialty
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Overall Score in This Specialty
36.8 / 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: 0.3%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Survival

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

As expected

50

Score: 5

As expected: 5 or 6

Patient safety

Ability to prevent eight types of accidents and medical errors.

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

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

High

100

Score: 5

High: 5 out of 5

Success in preventing postsurgical inpatient deaths from treatable complications

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

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

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing postsurgical hip fractures

Limited

5

Score: 1

Limited: 1 out of 5

Success in preventing major postsurgical bleeding and bruising

Moderate

50

Score: 2

Moderate: 2, 3 or 4 out of 5

Success in preventing postsurgical respiratory failure

High

100

Score: 5

High: 5 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: 4

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.

Highest

100

12,759 discharges

Highest: 8,000 or above

Nursing intensity

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

Average

50

Score: 1.6

Average: 1.3-​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.

Highest

100

Score: 9

Highest: 9 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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