Mercy Columbus Quick Facts

Mercy Hospital Columbus

220 N. Pennsylvania
Columbus, KS 66725
(620) 429-2545

Mercy Columbus Services

  • Physical therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Visiting specialty clinics for cardiology, podiatry, and cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery
  • Quality & Patient Safety
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy


  • 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 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


  • 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 (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

About Mercy

Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems for four consecutive years by IBM Watson Health, serves millions annually. Mercy is one of the nation’s most highly integrated, multi-state health care systems, 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, 2,400 Mercy Clinic physicians 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.

Media Contact

Ellis Kmetzsch
Carthage, Columbus, Joplin
Phone: 417-556-2260