Mercy Hospital St. Louis Quick Facts

Mercy Hospital St. Louis

Mercy St. Louis Services

  • Mercy Children’s Hospital
  • David C. Pratt Cancer Center
  • Heart and Vascular Hospital
  • Birthing Center
  • Burn Center
  • Stroke Center 
  • Surgery Center (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Behavioral Health
  • Home Health and Hospice
  • Medical Doctors Building
  • Ronald McDonald House and Family Room

Mercy Heritage

  • 1856: Sisters of Mercy arrive in St. Louis
  • 1871: Sisters turn original school building into 25-bed hospital for women and children known as St. John’s Hospital
  • 1874: St. John’s Hospital becomes a general hospital and serves all
  • 1963: The new hospital, current site of Mercy Hospital St. Louis in west St. Louis County, opens
  • 2003: David C. Pratt Cancer Center opens, providing comprehensive outpatient cancer care
  • 2006: Heart and Vascular Hospital opens, bringing all cardiovascular and emergency services together into one comprehensive facility
  • 2010: Mercy Children’s Hospital opens new pediatric and neonatal intensive care unit rooms
  • 2011: St. John's Mercy Medical Center becomes Mercy Hospital St. Louis
  • 2014: Low-risk Birthing Center run by certified nurse midwives opens

Just the Facts

Technology

Experience

  • Region’s premiere maternity services
  • Level III (highest) neonatal intensive care unit - largest in Missouri
  • Level I (highest) Trauma Center - only one in St. Louis County
  • Verified adult and pediatric burn center
  • St. Louis County's only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Comprehensive Cancer Care
  • Digital Mobile Mammography Van

Achievement

  • Named Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital by Truven Health AnalyticsTM
  • Time Critical Diagnosis Level 1 Stroke Center by Mo. Dept. of Health and Senior Services
  • Awarded A Grade for patient safety from Leapfrog - seven consecutive quarters
  • Named AAGL Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG)
  • Received "Get With The Guidelines" Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award from AHA/ASA
  • Received ACTION Registry-Platinum award from AHA/ASA
  • Received Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Gold recognition award from AHA/ASA
  • Received Medals of Honor from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for helping achieve organ donation consent rates at or above 75 percent
  • Verified Adult and Pediatric Burn Center, by American Burn Association and American College of Surgeons 

Accreditations

  • The Joint Commission
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for adult echocardiography
  • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer with commendations
  • American College of Radiology for breast ultrasound
  • National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
  • Society of Chest Pain Centers for heart failure
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Clinical Trials

  • Leadless II – NanostimTM Leadless Pacemaker
  • Parachute IV – cardiac device for the treatment of heart failure
  • ODYSSEY Outcomes Trial – cholesterol trial for patients with heart disease
  • ANALYZE ST – early warning system for heart attacks through monitoring feature in ICDs
  • CREST-2 – comparing carotid revascularization with medical management for carotid stenosis

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: 787
  • Clinic and Outpatient Locations: 259
  • Co-workers: 5,822
  • Mercy Clinic Physicians: 628
  • Acute Inpatient Discharges: 37,072
  • Surgeries (Inpatient and Outpatient): 34,693
  • Emergency Visits: 88,843
  • Births: 9,019
  • Outpatient Visits: 980,561
  • Traditional Charity Care: $29.7 million
  • Unreimbursed Medicaid: $13.1 million
  • Other Community Benefit: $10.6 million

Media Contact

Bethany Pope

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bethany.pope@mercy.net