Mercy Joplin Quick Facts

Mercy Hospital Joplin

Mercy Heritage

  • 1896: Sisters of Mercy establish hospital in Joplin
  • 1968: St. John’s Regional Medical Center opens at 2727 McClelland Blvd.
  • 1996: Catholic Health Initiatives becomes St. John’s sponsoring organization
  • 2009: Rejoins Sisters of Mercy
  • May 22, 2011: EF5 tornado destroys hospital
  • May 28, 2011: Mercy opens 60-bed temporary tent hospital to serve the needs of Joplin
  • August 2011: Modular hospital opens, replacing field hospital
  • 2012: Mercy opens pre-cast concrete hospital with full-scale emergency department and birthing facilities that is 30 percent stronger than former hospital
  • 2015: 900,000-square-foot, $435 million Mercy Hospital Joplin opens to serve Joplin's growing needs (four times the size of the 2012 facility) and featuring unprecedented "storm hardened" safety features

Just the Facts

Technology

  • $60 million data center provides fail-safe protection and power. When an EF5 tornado struck Mercy's Joplin facility in 2011, patient records electronically backed up at offsite data center were immediately available.
  • MyMercy, a free service, allows patients to connect online with their doctors, plus see medical information, view test results, renew prescriptions and schedule appointments using a personal computer or smartphone.
  • New in 2017 is Mercy Bedside, patients can use a tablet to access vital signs and lab results, learn about their care or condition, access health education, view daily schedules and get to know their care team.
  • With Mercy SafeWatch, tele-ICU monitors hospital beds. More than 40 board-certified, critical-care physicians and 60 critical-care nurses help monitor remote patients, reducing length of stay, mortality, ventilator-associated pneumonia and central blood line infections.
  • Smart pumps reduce medication errors through programmable dosing equipment.
  • Pharmacy robotics provides patient medication dispensing system aided through the use of a department robot.
  • Surgical Robot that assists in complex surgical procedures, including OB-GYN services. 

Achievements

  • Named 100 Top Hospital five times by Thomson Reuters

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 Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. 

By the Numbers (Fiscal Year 2016)

  • Acute Licensed Beds: 240
  • Clinic and Outpatient Locations: 82
  • Co-workers: 1,400
  • Mercy Clinic Physicians: 111
  • Acute Inpatient Discharges: 8,772
  • Surgeries (Inpatient and Outpatient: 4,844 
  • Emergency Visits: 36,295
  • Births: 1,098
  • Outpatient Visits: 148,754
  • Traditional Charity Care and Unreimbursed Medicaid: $15.4 million
  • Other Community Benefit: $3.1 million

Media Contact

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