Mercy Hospital Joplin Quick Facts

Mercy doctor's coat Mercy Hospital Joplin has been a healing presence in the Joplin region for more than 125 years.

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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.
  • Named the only Top General Hospital in Missouri and one of only 45 Top General Hospitals nationwide by The Leapfrog Group. 
  • Awarded highest possible grade seven consecutive times since 2015 by The Leapfrog Group. Scores released twice a year. 
  • Named 100 Top Hospital five times by Thomson Reuters
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  • 1896: Sisters of Mercy establish hospital in Joplin
  • 1968: St. John’s Regional Medical Center opens at 2727 McClelland Blvd.
  • 1996: Catholic Health Initiatives becomes St. John’s sponsoring organization
  • 2009: Rejoins Sisters of Mercy
  • May 22, 2011: EF5 tornado destroys hospital
  • May 28, 2011: Mercy opens 60-bed temporary tent hospital to serve the needs of Joplin
  • August 2011: Modular hospital opens, replacing field hospital
  • 2012: Mercy opens pre-cast concrete hospital with full-scale emergency department and birthing facilities that is 30 percent stronger than former hospital
  • 2015: 900,000-square-foot, $435 million Mercy Hospital Joplin opens to serve Joplin's growing needs (four times the size of the 2012 facility) and featuring unprecedented "storm hardened" safety features
  • 2018: Mercy opens 8th floor of hospital for inpatient behavioral health services. 
  • $60 million data center provides fail-safe protection and power. When an EF5 tornado struck Mercy's Joplin facility in 2011, patient records electronically backed up at offsite data center were immediately available.
  • 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.
  • New in 2017 is Mercy Bedside, patients can use a tablet to access vital signs and lab results, learn about their care or condition, access health education, view daily schedules and get to know their care team.
  • With vICU, Mercy monitors hospital beds. More than 40 board-certified, critical-care physicians and 60 critical-care nurses help monitor remote patients, reducing length of stay, mortality, ventilator-associated pneumonia and central blood line infections.
  • Smart pumps reduce medication errors through programmable dosing equipment.
  • Pharmacy robotics provides patient medication dispensing system aided through the use of a department robot.
  • Surgical robot that assists in complex surgical procedures, including OB-GYN services. 

By the Numbers (FY2023)

148,078 visits


$7.4 million

Traditional Charity Care


Other Community Benefit

$8.6 million

Unreimbursed Medicaid

240 Beds

Inpatient Care

65 Locations

Clinic and Outpatient

5,736 Surgeries

Inpatient & Outpatient

1,129 Co-workers

Hospital Based

91 Physicians

Mercy Clinic

34,198 visits

Emergency Room

11,509 Discharges

Acute Inpatient

1,374 Births

Maternity Services

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Media Contact

Jordan Larimore

Joplin, Carthage, Columbus
Phone: 417-556-2260
Cell: 409-550-2928