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.
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.
By The Numbers (FY2021)
Traditional Charity Care
Inpatient & Outpatient
Mercy, one of
the 25 largest U.S. health systems, 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, 3,400 Mercy Clinic physicians
and advanced practitioners, as well as 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.