Mercy Hospital Lincoln Services
Lincoln County Memorial Hospital welcomed its first patient on April 16, 1953. Long before the doors opened, plans for a hospital in Lincoln County were being made. The hospital’s first board of trustees was appointed in 1946.
Construction began in 1952 and the 50-bed hospital was scheduled to open at 7 a.m. on April 16, 1953. However, Mr. and Mrs. Roy McCormack, of Ethlyn, came to the hospital in the early hours of the morning, and became the parents of the first baby born at Lincoln County Memorial Hospital. Brenda Kay, the McCormacks' 12th child, jumped the gun on the opening of the hospital by making her appearance at 5:09 a.m. that morning. Dr. Joe C. Creech, of Troy, was the attending physician.
The hospital came under the sponsorship of Mercy in 2015.
Just the Facts
- American College of Radiology Gold Seal for "highest level of image quality and patient safety" in CT, MRI, mammography, ultrasound and nuclear medicine imaging.
- Earned the 2021 'Get with the Guidelines' Silver Plus Stroke award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. Attained 85% or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlined by the AHA for one full calendar year, and also demonstrated 75% compliance in seven out of the ten stroke quality measures during the same 12-month period.
- 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.
- The Joint Commission
- American College of Radiology
- College of American Pathologists
By the Numbers
- Staffed Beds: 16
- Co-workers: 259
- Mercy Clinic Physicians: 19
- Acute Inpatient Discharges: 526
- Surgeries (Inpatient and Outpatient): 550
- Emergency Visits: 11,589
- Outpatient Visits: 38,409
- Traditional Charity Care: $3 million
- Other Community Benefit: $34,000
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.