January/February 2007

Mercy in Nampa Receives Quality Award from Blue Cross

Mercy Medical Center, Nampa, Idaho, received top honors from Blue Cross of Idaho for its work in a year-long Quality Incentive Program for Idaho hospitals. The Blue Cross of Idaho program was designed to improve the quality, safety and affordability of patient care. Mercy was presented with the Award of Achievement as the top-performing hospital in the state. Twenty-nine hospitals participated in the program and were judged on several criteria, including implementation of evidence-based measures that are known to improve outcomes. For more information, contact Ken Taylor of Mercy at kennethtaylor@chiwest.com.