Mercy Carthage Quick Facts

Mercy Hospital Carthage

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Mercy Heritage

  • 1907 - First patient admitted to the new Carthage Hospital.
  • 1929 – New, larger hospital was opened and named McCune-Brooks after doctors Brooks and McCune.
  • 2008 – New hospital was constructed at 3125 Dr Russell Smith Way in Carthage and named McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital.
  • 2012 – McCune-Brooks joins Mercy and becomes Mercy Hospital Carthage.

Just the Facts

  • Among the first health care organizations in the U.S. to have a comprehensive, integrated electronic health record that provides real-time, paperless access to patient information.
  • MyMercy, a free service, allows patients to connect online with their doctors, plus see medical information, view test results, renew prescriptions and schedule appointments and e-visits using a personal computer, tablet or Smartphone.
  • Direct Digital Imaging and Certified Mammography Program
  • Video Remote Interpreting (VRI). Offers professional medical interpreting accessibility, which in turn allows for better communication between caregivers, patients and their family which is integral to quality and safety.
  • Mercy Meds electronic medication administration system improves safety by monitoring medications and dosage through computerized, bar-coded technology.

Achievements:

  • Mercy Hospital Carthage consistently ranks above 90 percent for inpatient satisfaction.
  • Recognized for Quality Improvement in management of Pneumonia readmission.
  • Mercy Hospital Carthage has ranked within the top 60 highest critical access hospitals (CAHs) in the country, as determined by iVantage Health Analytics, in 2012 and 2013.
  • Named “Most Wired” by the American Hospital Association for health information technology.

About Mercy Overall

Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2016 by Truven, an IBM company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 43 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. 

By the Numbers (Fiscal Year 2016)

  • Acute Licensed Beds: 49
  • Clinic and Outpatient Facilities: 6
  • Co-workers: 347
  • Mercy Clinic Physicians: 7
  • Acute Inpatient Discharges: 2,216
  • Surgeries (Inpatient and Outpatient):1,636
  • Emergency Visits: 17,832
  • Outpatient Visits: 43,182 million
  • Operating Revenue:  62 million
  • Traditional Charity Care: $516
  • Unreimbursed Medicaid: 604
  • Other Community Benefits: 94

 

Media Contact

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