Mercy Hospital Columbus Quick Facts

Mercy doctor's coat Mercy Hospital Columbus has been a healing presence in the Columbus region for over 20 years.

Featured Services

Additional Services

  • Industrial medicine
  • Laboratory
  • Mammography, including mobile
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Quality & Patient Safety
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Visiting specialty clinics for cardiology, podiatry, and cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery

Just the Facts

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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

By The Numbers (FY2023)

4,069 visits


2,138 visits

Emergency Room


Traditional Charity Care and Unpaid Cost of Medicaid

25 Beds

Inpatient Care

51 Co-workers

Hospital Based

20 Discharges

Acute Inpatient

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 45,000 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.

Media Contact

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