July/August 2006

Two Receive Best Acute Care Hospital Award

Mercy Medical Center, Nampa, Idaho, and Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines, Des Moines, Iowa, received the Best Acute Care Hospital Award from Total Benchmark Solution, LLC. “This honor only goes to the top-performing quality hospitals in the U.S.,” said Bradley Petersen, chair and founder of Total Benchmark Solution. The award is based on quality data provided by U.S. health care organizations to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2004. Total Benchmark Solution, based in Colorado Springs, Colo., and South Bend, Ind., is a provider of benchmarking, decision support and consulting services for health care organizations.