At Mercy, we believe you should have accurate information about the quality of care you can expect to receive, so you and your family can make the best decisions about your healthcare. In this section of our website, you will be able to compare Mercy with other hospitals in Maine and nationally, in ways that are objective and measurable.
There is also a wealth of information about hospital quality and safety available on the web from many different sources, including federal agencies, nonprofit and consumer organizations, and healthcare accrediting agencies.

Clinical Quality Indicators
There are several quality measures used to evaluate how well hospitals perform on recommended treatment for three common, yet serious, medical conditions: heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia. These Core Measures were selected because they are both common and serious, and allow easy comparisons among healthcare organizations.

Other Measures
In addition to the Core Measures comparisons, you can also read information about infection prevention, another key quality measure for patient safety, and other important patient safety information.
To learn more about national and statewide quality and patient safety initiatives implemented by Mercy Hospital, please visit the following links:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
The Joint Commission
The Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety
Maine Health Management Coalition
Maine Hospital Association
Maine Quality Forum