Mercy Columbus Quick Facts

Mercy Hospital Columbus

Mercy Columbus Services

Mercy Heritage

  • 1917: William Norton home donated and hospital established
  • 1952: A more modern building opens, replacing Norton Mansion
  • 1967: New addition to hospital opens
  • 1999: Joins St. John's Joplin and Catholic Health Initiatives
  • 2009: Joins Sisters of Mercy Health System
  • 2012: Becomes Mercy Maude Norton Hospital
  • 2014: Becomes Mercy Hospital Columbus

Just the Facts

Technology:

  • Among 7 percent of health care organizations nationwide 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 using a personal computer or smartphone
  • Mercy Meds electronic medication administration system improves safety by monitoring medications and dosage through computerized, bar-coded technology

About Mercy Overall

Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2016-2019 by IBM Watson Health, serves millions annually. Mercy includes more than 40 acute care, managed and specialty (heart, children's, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, 900 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 45,000 co-workers and 2,400 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 from coast to coast.

By the Numbers (Fiscal Year 2017)

  • Acute Licensed Beds: 15
  • Co-workers: 65
  • Mercy Clinic Physicians: 1
  • Acute Inpatient Discharge: 29
  • Emergency Visits: 1,840
  • Outpatient Visits: 7,529
  • Traditional Charity Care and Unpaid Cost of Medicaid: $638,000

 

Media Contact

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ellis.kmetzsch@mercy.net