Mercy Hospital Springfield Quick Facts

Mercy Hospital Springfield

1235 E. Cherokee Street
Springfield, MO 65804
(417) 820-2000

Mercy Hospital Springfield Services

Mercy Heritage

  • 1891: Sisters of Mercy arrive in Springfield and soon open hospital
  • 1905: Sisters open new 40-bed hospital, along with a nursing school
  • 1952: The third St. John’s Hospital opens at current location on Cherokee Street
  • 1981: A $20 million expansion and renovation is complete, establishing St. John’s as largest privately-owned hospital in southern Missouri
  • 1990s: Hammons Heart Institute, C.H. "Chub" O'Reilly Cancer Center, Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation, Emergency Medical Services, Life Line medical helicopter services and several physician office buildings become part of St. John’s operations
  • 2003: Six-floor outpatient surgery center and medical office building opens
  • 2005: Emergency Trauma Center and new Outpatient Diagnostic Center with state-of-the-art imaging capabilities open
  • 2008: Seven-story patient tower addition opens, complete with patient rooms designed specifically for use with electronic health records system
  • 2009: Mercy's Jane Pitt Pediatric Cancer Center, a St. Jude Affiliate Clinic, opens
  • 2012 St. John's is renamed Mercy Hospital Springfield
  • 2013: Mercy Orthopedic Hospital Springfield opens, with 48 patient beds
  • 2013: Ribbon is cut for Mercy Kids children's hospital, located in the east wing of the main hospital
  • 2014: Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield opens, with 60 patient beds
  • 2015-2016: Mercy celebrates 125 years of service to Springfield and the surrounding communities
  • 2018: Mercy blesses Branson Multispecialty, a facility with everything from urgent care to family medicine, specialty outreach and infusion center
  • 2019: Mercy blesses Bolivar Multispecialty, a facility that increases access to family medicine and brings specialists to the area. Highlights include a new infusion center and 3D mammography
  • 2019: Mercy breaks ground on the new Mercy Kids Emergency Room, a center that will be dedicated to serving children in Springfield and the surrounding areas
  • 2019: Mercy's Jane Pitt Pediatric Cancer Center celebrates 10 years as a St. Jude Affiliate Clinic, bringing cancer care home to more than 3,000 local children
  • 2020: Mercy Heart Hospital Springfield opens fully, with new state-of-the-art operating and procedure rooms, and offering the most comprehensive heart care in the region. All heart care is now performed under one roof, simplifying the experience for the patient
  • 2020: COVID-19 pandemic results in need for quick renovations/additions to meet demand. Mercy Hospital Springfield was the first in the area to set up a “forward triage” outside the emergency room to quickly assess patients for COVID-19 symptoms. A mobile care unit outside the ER soon followed. COVID-positive inpatient numbers soared above 100, creating the need for five specialized units to care for patients with the virus
  • 2020: Mercy Hospital Springfield responds to the lack of personal protective equipment during the pandemic by manufacturing its own plastic face shields, which it shares with other providers
  • 2020: Mercy Hospital Springfield is the first provider in the Ozarks to offer COVID-19 vaccinations, with two RNs from a COVID unit taking the doses simultaneously
  •  2020: Mercy Hospital Springfield is the first provider in the Ozarks to offer COVID-19 vaccine to those outside health care, with a 98-year-old veteran stepping up for the first dose

Just the Facts


  • MyMercy, a free service, allows patients to connect online with their doctors, plus see medical information, view test results, renew prescriptions and schedule appointments and e-visits using a personal computer, tablet or smartphone
  • Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System reduces pain and improves recovery times for patients facing a variety of surgeries
  • Three-dimensional cardiac magnetic resonance allows views of anatomic information from any desired angle
  • Deep brain stimulation for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease
  • CyberKnife radiosurgery
  • Catalys Precision Laser for laser cataract removal
  • 3D Mammography


  • Region's longest-serving health care provider since 1891
  • Region's only children's cancer center, and one of only eight St. Jude Children's Research Hospital affiliates in the nation
  • Mercy Kids Children's Hospital in Springfield has dozens of local physician subspecialists, with services ranging from pediatric critical care to pediatric oncology, orthopedics, endocrinology and neurosurgery
  • Region's first neonatal intensive care unit, a Level IIIB, cares for more than 400 babies annually
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy for heart and lung patients
  • Level I Emergency Trauma Center for Missouri and Arkansas
  • Only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Arkansas
  • Region's only burn unit
  • Mercy Life Line, the region's first hospital-based air ambulance service, has more than 30 years of accident-free flight
  • Certified STAR Program®, which emphasizes therapy for cancer patients to improve strength, energy and daily function
  • 3D mobile mammography van
  • Quality & Patient Safety


  • Named one of the nation's Top 5 Health Systems by IBM Watson Health for four consecutive years (2016 to 2019)
  • Ranked as a Top 5 Hospital in Missouri by U.S. News & World Report
  • Named in 52 Great Health Systems to Know by Becker’s Hospital Review
  • Named "Most Wired Advanced" by American Hospital Association for health information technology
  • One of only 10 systems nationwide to participate in a three-year federal test program focused on improving outcomes while decreasing health care costs for Medicare patients with chronic illnesses
  • Named an Accountable Care Organization by the government, which works to coordinate care to improve patients' health while cutting costs
  • One of three Centers of Excellence for spine care for Walmart associates, who come to Mercy Springfield from across the nation for care
  • One of four Centers of Excellence for knee and hip total joint replacements for the Pacific Business Group on Health, which includes Walmart and Lowe's
  • Show-Me 5 Award Recipient for breastfeeding initiatives
  • Accredited as an Emergency Medical Dispatch Center of Excellence from the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch

By the Numbers (Fiscal Year 2020)

  • Total Beds: 877
  • Clinic and Outpatient Facilities: 233
  • Co-workers: 4,882
  • Mercy Clinic Physicians/APCs: 927
  • Acute Inpatient Discharges: 31,491
  • Surgeries (Inpatient and Outpatient): 34,572
  • Emergency Visits: 76,703
  • Births: 3,030
  • Outpatient Visits: 453,738
  • Traditional Charity Care: $45.7 million
  • Unreimbursed Medicaid: $26.3 million
  • Other Community Benefits: $9.4 million

About Mercy

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 urgent care locations, imaging centers and pharmacies. Mercy has 900 physician practices and outpatient facilities, more than 4,000 Mercy Clinic physicians and advanced practitioners and 40,000-plus 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. In addition, Mercy's IT division, Mercy Technology Services, and Mercy Virtual commercially serve providers and patients from coast to coast.

Media Contact

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Phone: 417-820-2426