Mercy Hospital Carthage Quick Facts

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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 2022)

59,562 visits


$3 million

Traditional Charity Care & Unreimbursed Medicaid


Other Community Benefit

19,230 Visits

Emergency Room

25 Beds

Inpatient Care

6 Locations

Clinic and Outpatient

265 Co-workers

Hospital Based

10 Physicians

Mercy Clinic

666 Discharges

Acute Inpatient

759 Surgeries

Inpatient and Outpatient

About Mercy

Mercy, one of the 20 largest U.S. health systems and named the top large system in the U.S. for excellent patient experience by NRC Health, serves millions annually with nationally recognized quality care and one of the nation’s largest Accountable Care Organizations. Mercy is a highly integrated, multi-state health care system including more than 40 acute care, managed and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, convenient and urgent care locations, imaging centers and pharmacies. Mercy has 900 physician practices and outpatient facilities, more than 4,000 physicians and advanced practitioners and more than 40,000 co-workers serving patients and families across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has clinics, outpatient services and outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

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Jordan Larimore
Carthage, Columbus, Joplin
Phone: 417-556-2260