Modern Healthcare magazine's annual list of largest Catholic health systems recently ranked Mercy No. 5, up from seventh last year.
Rubbing shoulders with well-known national medical groups, Mercy Clinic is ranked as the fourth largest medical group in the U.S, according to Becker’s Hospital Review. The ranking is based on a report by SK&A, a leading provider of healthcare data, compliance solutions and market research.
Others on the list include Kaiser Permanente Medical Group (No. 1), Cleveland Clinic (No. 2) and Mayo Clinic (No. 3).
For patients, the ranking highlights the value of Mercy Clinic as an integrated network of primary care and specialist physicians who work together providing a team approach to care with a shared electronic health record and frequent communication.
Mercy Clinic is a physician-governed group of medical providers across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. With access to Mercy's facilities, electronic health records, virtual care and each other, Mercy Clinic can provide patients the best care available, regardless of the patient's location. Mercy Clinic patients can connect to their own health records and health teams anywhere they connect to the internet.
Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2016 by Truven, an IBM company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 45 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.