Just the Facts
- The Joint Commission
- American College of Radiology
- College of American Pathologists
- Designated a Level III Stroke Center by Missouri Dept. of Health and Senior Services Time Critical Diagnosis
- 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 American Heart Association 2022 'Get with the Guidelines' Gold Plus Stroke award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients.
- 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.
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Mercy, one of the 25 largest U.S. health systems and named the top large system in the U.S. for excellent patient experience by NRC Health, 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, 4,000 Mercy Clinic physicians and advanced practitioners, 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.