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Clinical Quality: Appendectomy

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Appendectomy

Complications Based Rating on 272 hospital cases and a national average of 169 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Bariatric Surgery

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Bariatric Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 755 hospital cases and a national average of 455 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Cardiac

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Mortality Based Ratings

 
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Mortality Within 30 Days
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 610 cases.

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Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality Based Rating on 1050 cases.

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Heart Attack

Mortality Based Rating on 1195 cases.

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Heart Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 1854 cases.

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Valve Surgery

Mortality Based Rating on 653 cases.

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Defibrillator Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 134 hospital cases and a national average of 75 cases.

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Pacemaker Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 485 hospital cases and a national average of 156 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Critical Care

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Diabetic Emergencies

Mortality Based Rating on 169 cases.

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Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality Based Rating on 224 cases.

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Respiratory Failure

Mortality Based Rating on 875 cases.

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Sepsis

Mortality Based Rating on 1462 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gastrointestinal

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Mortality Within 30 Days
Bowel Obstruction

Mortality Based Rating on 433 cases.

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Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 396 cases.

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Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 221 cases.

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Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality Based Rating on 703 cases.

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Pancreatitis

Mortality Based Rating on 126 cases.

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Small Intestine Surgeries

Mortality Based Rating on 133 cases.

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Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 242 hospital cases and a national average of 118 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Gynecologic Surgeries

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Gynecologic Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 236 hospital cases and a national average of 163 cases.

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Hysterectomy

Complications Based Rating on 682 hospital cases and a national average of 236 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Labor and Delivery

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C-Section Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 4369 hospital cases and a national average of 1473 cases.

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Vaginal Delivery

Complications Based Rating on 9370 hospital cases and a national average of 2870 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Neurosciences

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Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality Based Rating on 152 cases.

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Stroke

Mortality Based Rating on 914 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Orthopedic

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Hip Fracture Treatment

Complications Based Rating on 892 hospital cases and a national average of 253 cases.

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Hip Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 668 hospital cases and a national average of 248 cases.

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Total Knee Replacement

Complications Based Rating on 1113 hospital cases and a national average of 418 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Prostate Surgery

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Prostate Removal Surgery

Complications Based Rating on 115 hospital cases and a national average of 99 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Pulmonary

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality Based Rating on 663 cases.

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Pneumonia

Mortality Based Rating on 885 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Spine Surgery

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Back and Neck Surgeries (without Spinal Fusion)

Complications Based Rating on 54 hospital cases and a national average of 90 cases.

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Spinal Fusion

Complications Based Rating on 258 hospital cases and a national average of 211 cases.

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Clinical Quality: Vascular

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Complications Based Rating on 119 hospital cases and a national average of 69 cases.

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Carotid Procedures

Complications Based Rating on 268 hospital cases and a national average of 140 cases.

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Peripheral Vascular Bypass

Complications Based Rating on 89 hospital cases and a national average of 61 cases.

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Patient Safety Ratings

Patient safety ratings show you how well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications. Look for hospitals that are rated “Better Than Expected" or "As Expected" to reduce your risk.

Rated Better Than Expected in 0 safety indicators

Rated As Expected in 8 safety indicators

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Electrolyte and fluid imbalance following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site

Rated Worse Than Expected in 5 safety indicators

  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
1 Event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure
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Mercy Medical Center - West Lakes

1755 59th Pl
West Des Moines, IA 50266