Mercy Columbus Quick Facts

Mercy Hospital Columbus

Mercy Columbus Services

  • Staffed 24-hour emergency room
  • Family medicine
  • Home health and hospice
  • Imaging
  • Industrial medicine
  • Laboratory
  • Mammography, including mobile
  • Physical therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Visiting specialty clinics for cardiology, podiatry, and cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery

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

About Mercy Overall

Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 44 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. 

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


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