Open House Week at Mercy St. Francis

October 8, 2019
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Mercy St. Francis Hospital has been a cornerstone of the Mountain View area for more than 60 years. As a key provider of health care to local residents, the hospital is dedicated to improving the quality of care available close to home. To highlight that and provide opportunities for free and low-cost screenings, Mercy St. Francis is hosting a week full of educational events beginning Oct. 21.

Throughout the week the community is invited to attend a variety of open houses, blessings, and presentations. Topics range from basic tips on balanced diets and cardiac health to cutting edge care through vHospitalists and vStroke. The vHospitalist and vStroke programs use high-tech cameras and other technology so specialists can see and evaluate local patients “virtually.”

The week will be packed with insightful information you don’t want to miss. See below for the full list of activities:


Monday, Oct. 21

1 p.m. – Palliative care room open house and blessing

1-3 p.m. – Presentation: vHospitalist and Swing Bed Program, which enables patients to recover close to home


Tuesday, Oct. 22

8-9 a.m. – Free blood pressure and heart rate checks, oxygen saturations and weight and lung volume tests

9-10 a.m. – Presentation: What to Expect During a Colonoscopy or EGD

1-3 p.m. – Patient Access Advanced Directive assistance


Wednesday, Oct. 23

2-3 p.m. – Presentation: Breast Cancer and Mammography

4-6 p.m. – Therapy open house


Thursday, Oct. 24

7-9 a.m. – Reduced-cost lab screenings

8-9 a.m. – Presentation: Tips to Improve Your Cardiac Health

10-11 a.m. – Presentation: How to Build a Well-Balanced Diet


Friday, Oct 25

10-11 a.m. – Presentation: Opioid and Antibiotic Stewardship

1-3 p.m. – Patient Access Advanced Directive assistance

Media Contacts

Sonya Kullmann
Branson, Cassville, Lebanon, Mountain View, Rolla, Springfield, Aurora
Phone: 417-820-2426