Consumer Reports magazine lists Mercy Regional among top 32 in nation

(DURANGO, COLO.) Mercy Regional Medical Center today announced it has been recognized in the February 2015 issue ofConsumer Reportsmagazine as a top-scoring hospital in the nation for patient safety and patient experience.

Mercy is one of only of 32 hospitals (out of 2,591) to be listed in the issue for receiving a safety score higher than 60, for earning the two highest ratings in at least eight of nine patient experience measures, and not getting a low score in any patient experience measures. Mercy was one of four Colorado hospitals in the top-performer list.

According to Consumer Reports, an analysis of the data found that higher patient-experience scores and higher hospital-safety scores are linked. Safety scores are based on factors such as mortality, infection rate, and hospital readmissions. Patient-experience scores include doctor- and nurse-patient communication, communication about discharge, and patients overall impression of the hospital.

Scores are based on January 2014 data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

For more information visit the Consumer Reports scores website.

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About Mercy Regional Medical Center
Mercy Regional Medical Center is an 82-bed acute care hospital in Durango, Colorado. As a non-profit hospital that is part of the Centura Health network, Mercy is committed to improving the health and wellness of the communities it serves in the Four Corners region. Visit Mercy Regional Medical Centerwebsite for more information.

About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 17,100 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 15 hospitals, six senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life Colorado, we are making the regions best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. Were Centura Health, and were here for your health. For information about Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit Centura Health.

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Mercy Regional Medical Center
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