Mercy Hospital Fort Scott Quick Facts

Mercy Hospital Fort Scott

Additional Locations

  • Mercy Medical Plaza
  • Mercy Clinic Family Medicine Arma
  • Mercy Clinic Family Medicine Linn County
  • Mercy Convenient Care (1624 S. National Ave.)

Technology

  • 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, schedule appointments and e-visits using a personal computer, tablet or smartphone
  • Mercy SafeWatch, the largest electronic ICU in the nation, provides 24-hour vigilance to critically ill patients. Alongside on-site medical teams, high-definition cameras and sophisticated technology allow specialized ICU physicians and nurses in a central command center to expand each patient’s care team
  • Mercy Meds electronic medication administration system improves safety by monitoring medications and dosage through computerized bar-code technology

Achievements

  • 2016: Mercy Home Health recognized on the prestigious list of HomeCare EliteTM
  • 2015: Mercy Hospital Fort Scott earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures’ for year 2014 from The Joint Commission

Mercy Heritage

  • 1885: Sister Mary Teresa Dolan and Sister Mary Bonaventure Fox arrive in Fort Scott
  • 1886: The two sisters begin operating a 10-bed hospital
  • 1916: Mercy School of Nursing Opens
  • 2002: New hospital opens at 401 Woodland Hills Blvd.
  • 2007: Mercy Convenient Care opens on main campus
  • 2008: Mercy Cancer Care opens
  • 2009: Mercy Clnic Family Medicine Linn County moves to new location
  • 2011: Acquire second convenient care location
  • 2011: Expanded Cancer Care Unit of Hope opens
  • 2012: Mercy Health Center becomes Mercy Hospital Fort Scott
  • 2012: Mercy launches hospice care
  • 2013: Mercy Occupational Medicine opens at 1624 S. National, Fort Scott
  • 2014: Mercy adds Telestroke

Just the Facts

Technology:

  • 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, schedule appointments and e-visits using a personal computer, tablet or smartphone
  • Mercy SafeWatch, the largest electronic ICU in the nation, provides 24-hour vigilance to critically ill patients. Alongside on-site medical teams, high-definition cameras and sophisticated technology allow specialized ICU physicians and nurses in a central command center to expand each patient's care team
  • Mercy Meds electronic medication administration system improves safety by monitoring medications and dosage through computerized bar-code technology

About Mercy Overall

Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health 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: 123
  • Clinic and Outpatient Facilities: 6
  • Co-workers: 328
  • Mercy Clinic Physicians: 14
  • Acute Inpatient Discharges: 1,280
  • Surgeries (Inpatient and Outpatient): 1,818
  • Emergency Visits: 9,525
  • Births: 300
  • Outpatient Visits: 73,924
  • Total Traditional Charity Care, Unpaid Costs of Medicaid and Community Benefit: $2.627 million

Media Contact

Tina Rockhold

620-223-8094 office
620-224-8842 mobile
christina.rockhold@mercy.net