The Children's Center is available for all Mercy Hospital St. Louis co-workers from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is also open on holidays if there is sufficient need. The Center bases its programs on developmentally appropriate activities for children who range in age from 6 weeks to 12 years of age. The school-age summer camp program is offered for children who have completed kindergarten and includes older children to age 12. The multifaceted summer program, which runs from end of May to late August, incorporates art, physical activities, and cultural experiences.
Mercy Hospital St. Louis provides comprehensive medical, vision and dental care coverage for all house officers and their eligible family members provided that appropriate enrollment forms and supporting documentation is turned in within 30 days of hire. Professional liability insurance for residents with respect to their clinical activities while they are with Mercy Hospital St. Louis is also provided. Life insurance premiums are paid by the Hospital, and benefits are paid to the specified beneficiary in accordance with the salary schedule. An individual portable long-term disability insurance plan is available for purchase, supplemented by the Hospital.
Residents are encouraged to attend national professional conventions and conferences. Some financial assistance may be provided in specific circumstances. This must be discussed in advance with individual department directors.