Excellence in Cardiovascular Care

MHVI cardiologists and surgeons have made Mercy Hospital one of the nation's top 50 cardiovascular hospitals.  

High quality care delivered by MHVI cardiologists and surgeons has lifted Mercy Hospital into the ranks of the nation's top 50 cardiovascular hospitals.  Mercy has been recognized nine times in total (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015).  This is a national distinction shared by only one other Minnesota hospital, the Mayo Clinic-St. Mary's Hospital.  Based on data compiled by Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson-Reuters) Mercy was recognized for its high survival rates for coronary angioplasty/stent procedures, heart bypass surgery, heart attacks, heart failure, in addition to other quality measures.  In this benchmark ranking system, hospitals do not apply or pay for this honor, or pay to promote their award.  Mercy Hospital is staffed by cardiologists and surgeons from MVHI.  Read more.

Driven by a relentlous pursuit for quality improvement, MHVI cardiologists have achieved a 99.4% survival rate for heart attack patients at Mercy Hospital.  

Our in-hospital death rate for heart attacks is about one tenth the national average.

Our program for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, a model of collaboration by emergency services, the intensive care unit, and MHVI cardiologists, has produced survival rates which are among the best in the nation. The average survival rate for patients admitted to Mercy Hospital with an out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest (VT/VF) is 60%, compared with the national average of 27%.