Mercy Carthage Quick Facts

Mercy Hospital Carthage

Mercy Carthage Services

Mercy Heritage

  • 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.

Just the Facts

  • 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

Achievements:

  • 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.

About Mercy Overall

Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2018, 2017 and 2016 by IBM Watson Health, serves millions annually. Mercy includes more than 40 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, 800 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 44,000 co-workers and 2,100 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has clinics, outpatient services and outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. In addition, Mercy's IT division, Mercy Technology Services, supply chain organization, ROi, and Mercy Virtual commercially serve providers and patients in more than 20 states coast to coast.

By the Numbers (Fiscal Year 2017)

  • Acute Licensed Beds: 25
  • Clinic and Outpatient Facilities: 6
  • Co-workers: 265
  • Mercy Clinic Physicians: 8
  • Acute Inpatient Discharges: 567
  • Surgeries (Inpatient and Outpatient): 596
  • Emergency Visits: 16,749
  • Outpatient Visits: 59,927
  • Traditional Charity Care and Unreimbursed Cost of Medicaid: $3.94 million
  • Other Community Benefits: $45,000

 

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