Carthage Offers Health Care Close to Home

August 24, 2017

Mercy Carthage leaders, led by Administrator Scott Watson, have spent the past few years ensuring that patients have more options for receiving health care without leaving the city.

“The hospital just completed its most successful year ever and will be serving this community for decades to come,” Watson said.

Mercy Hospital Carthage at 3125 Dr. Russell Smith Way is the focal point of Mercy’s facilities in the city. The hospital, with nearly 50 beds, was built in 2008 as McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital and joined Mercy in 2012.

Beyond typical services such as an emergency department, surgery, imaging, laboratory and radiology, the hospital and its adjoining clinics offer many other services. They include 3-D mammograms, cardiology and heart care, neurology, rheumatology, oncology, podiatry, an accredited sleep center, diabetes education, pain management, home health, infusion therapy and cardiac, occupational, physical and speech-language therapy.

“The services provided by our hospital are quite extraordinary for a community of this size,” Watson said in mentioning a full-service pain center, newly updated infusion center and MRI, CT and mammography options. “It’s all within a stone’s throw of home.”

One of the newest services at the hospital campus is Mercy Clinic Family Medicine and After Hours Care, which offers appointments weekdays and walk-in care from 5-10 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends. Care is provided by Dr. William Park Triplett and nurse practitioners Mary Loftis and Laura Weiss.

Next to the hospital complex is Mercy Clinic Family Medicine, led by Dr. Jonathan Haffner, at 3116 Medical Park Drive.

The hospital campus isn’t the only Mercy location in Carthage. In the heart of the city at 1615 Hazel Ave. is Mercy Clinic Family Medicine, with Dr. Luke Pyron and Dr. Chad Wagoner, and Mercy Clinic Women’s Health, with Dr. Elizabeth Barlet and nurse practitioner Jill Feurt.

Mercy Clinic Pediatrics is at 2425 Fairlawn Ave., with Dr. Joseph Mayo, Dr. Krishna Kosuru and nurse practitioner Susan Gutierrez. Women’s health and pediatrics moved to new locations this year.

“Our patient satisfaction scores are outstanding because of the work of our doctors, nurses and staff,” Watson said. “Their commitment to their patients is evident in the work they do.”

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