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  • Recognized by the American College of Cardiology in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” issue for commitment to hospital care for heart patients.
  • Mercy Hospital Carthage consistently ranks above 90 percent for inpatient satisfaction.
  • Recognized for Quality Improvement in management of Pneumonia readmission.
  • Mercy Hospital Carthage has ranked within the top 60 highest critical access hospitals (CAHs) in the country, as determined by iVantage Health Analytics, in 2012 and 2013.
  • Named “Most Wired” by the American Hospital Association for health information technology.
  • 1907 - First patient admitted to the new Carthage Hospital.
  • 1929 – New, larger hospital was opened and named McCune-Brooks after doctors Brooks and McCune.
  • 2008 – New hospital was constructed at 3125 Dr Russell Smith Way in Carthage and named McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital.
  • 2012 – McCune-Brooks joins Mercy and becomes Mercy Hospital Carthage.
  • Among the first health care organizations in the U.S. to have a comprehensive, integrated electronic health record 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.
  • Direct Digital Imaging and Certified Mammography Program
  • Video Remote Interpreting (VRI). Offers professional medical interpreting accessibility, which in turn allows for better communication between caregivers, patients and their family which is integral to quality and safety.
  • Mercy Meds electronic medication administration system improves safety by monitoring medications and dosage through computerized, bar-coded technology.
  • Quality & Patient Safety

By the Numbers (Fiscal Year 2023)

64,523 visits


$2.4 million

Traditional Charity Care & Unreimbursed Medicaid


Other Community Benefit

20,719 Visits

Emergency Room

25 Beds

Inpatient Care

6 Locations

Clinic and Outpatient

278 Co-workers

Hospital Based

11 Physicians

Mercy Clinic

582 Discharges

Acute Inpatient

726 Surgeries

Inpatient and Outpatient

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Jordan Larimore

Joplin, Carthage, Columbus
Phone: 417-556-2260
Cell: 409-550-2928