Mercy Hospital Springfield Quick Facts

Hospital Campus

1235 E. Cherokee
Springfield, MO 65804
(417) 820-2000

  • Mercy Hospital
  • Surgery Center
  • Sports Medicine Center
  • C.H. “Chub” O’Reilly Cancer Center
  • Hammons Heart Institute
  • Marian Center (Behavioral Health)
  • Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences at SBU
  • Medical Research Institute
  • Home Health and Hospice
  • Medical Supply
  • Fitness Center
  • Health Tracks Pediatrics and Sports Training Center

Mercy Heritage

  • 1891: Sisters of Mercy arrive in Springfield and soon open hospital
  • 1905: Sisters open new 40-bed hospital, along with a nursing school
  • 1952: The third St. John’s Hospital opens at current location on Cherokee Street
  • 1981: A $20 million expansion and renovation is complete, establishing St. John’s as largest privately owned hospital in southern Missouri
  • 1990s: Hammons Heart Institute, Cancer Center, Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation, EMS, LifeLine medical helicopter services and several physician office buildings become part of St. John’s operations
  • 2003: Six-floor outpatient surgery center and medical office building opens
  • 2005: Emergency Trauma Center and new Outpatient Diagnostic Center with state-of-the-art imaging capabilities open
  • 2008: Seven-story patient tower addition opens, complete with patient rooms designed specifically for use with electronic health records system
  • 2013: Break ground on Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield, scheduled for completion in spring of 2014
  • 2013: Open Mercy Orthopedic Hospital Springfield

Just the Facts:


  • Among the first health care organizations in the U.S. to have a comprehensive, integrated electronic health record system 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
  • Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System reduces pain and improves recovery times for patients facing a variety of surgeries
  • Three-dimensional cardiac magnetic resonance  allows views of anatomic information from any desired angle
  • Deep brain stimulation for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease
  • CyberKnife radiosurgery
  • Catalys Precision Laser for laser cataract removal


  • Region's longest-serving health care provider since 1891
  • Region's only pediatric cancer center, and one of only six St. Jude Children's Research Hospital affiliates in the nation
  • Mercy Kids children's hospital in Springfield has more than 50 local pediatric subspecialists
  • Level I Emergency Trauma Center for Missouri and Arkansas
  • Region's only burn unit
  • 29-year neonatal intensive care unit cares for more than 400 babies annually


  • National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award Winner 2005-2013
  • Ranked No. 1 Top Integrated Delivery Network in Modern Healthcare
  • Named "Most Wired" by American Hospital Association for health information technology
  • One of only 10 systems nationwide to participate in a three-year federal test program focused on improving outcomes while decreasing health care costs for Medicare patients with chronic
  • One of only three systems in Missouri named an Accountable Care Organization which gets reimbursed based on the ability to keep patients healthy
  • One of three Centers of Excellence for spine care for Walmart associates, who come to Mercy Springfield from across the nation for care
  • One of four Centers of Excellence for knee and hip total joint replacements for the Pacific Business Group on Health, which includes Walmart and Lowe's
  • Show-Me 5 Award Recipient for breastfeeding initiatives
  • Recognized as one of the best hospitals in Southwest Missouri by U.S. News & World Report
  • Physician Clinic division again awarded a “Superior Performance” certificate by the Medical Group Management
  • Accredited as an Emergency Medical Dispatch Center of Excellence from the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch - one of only 163 nationwide and only one in the region

Mercy Overall

Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 33 acute care hospitals, four heart hospitals, two children's hospitals, two rehab hospitals and one orthopedic hospital, nearly 700 clinic and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,100 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

By the Numbers
(Fiscal Year 2013):

  • Acute Licensed Beds: 758
  • Clinic and Outpatient Facilities: 223
  • Co-workers: 8,526
  • Mercy Clinic Physicians: 523
  • Acute Inpatient Discharges: 33,475
  • Surgeries (Inpatient and Outpatient): 32,703
  • Emergency Visits: 95,352
  • Births: 3,118
  • Outpatient Visits: 1.96 million
  • Traditional Charity Care: $31 million
  • Unreimbursed Medicaid: $6 million
  • Other Community Benefits: $10.5 million


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