Mercy Hospital St. Louis

  • Mercy Children’s Hospital
  • David C. Pratt Cancer Center
  • Heart and Vascular Hospital
  • Birthing Center
  • Burn Center
  • Stroke Center 
  • Surgery Center (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Behavioral Health
  • Home Health and Hospice
  • Medical Doctors Building
  • Ronald McDonald House and Family Room

Mercy Heritage

  • 1856: Sisters of Mercy arrive in St. Louis
  • 1871: Sisters turn original school building into 25-bed hospital for women and children known as St. John’s Hospital
  • 1874: St. John’s Hospital becomes a general hospital and serves all
  • 1963: The new hospital, current site of Mercy Hospital St. Louis in west St. Louis County, opens
  • 2003: David C. Pratt Cancer Center opens, providing comprehensive outpatient cancer care
  • 2006: Heart and Vascular Hospital opens, bringing all cardiovascular and emergency services together into one comprehensive facility
  • 2010: Mercy Children’s Hospital opens new pediatric and neonatal intensive care unit rooms
  • 2011: St. John's Mercy Medical Center becomes Mercy Hospital St. Louis
  • 2014: Low-risk Birthing Center run by certified nurse midwives opens

Just the Facts



  • Region’s premiere maternity services
  • Level III (highest) neonatal intensive care unit - largest in Missouri
  • Level I (highest) Trauma Center - only one in St. Louis County
  • Verified adult and pediatric burn center
  • St. Louis County's only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Comprehensive Cancer Care
  • Digital Mobile Mammography Van
  • Quality & Patient Safety


  • CMS 5-Star Hospital
  • Leapfrog Top Hospital
  • Awarded A Grade for patient safety from Leapfrog - 11 consecutive quarters
  • Valided as a Stage 7 hospital by HIMSS Analytics, a global health care technology market intelligence, research and standards organization, based on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAMSM)
  • Time Critical Diagnosis Level 1 Stroke Center by Mo. Dept. of Health and Senior Services
  • Received "Get With The Guidelines" Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from AHA/ASA
  • Received the Target: Stroke Honor Roll-Elite Plus award from AHA/ASA
  • Received ACTION Registry-Platinum award from AHA/ASA
  • Received Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Gold recognition award from AHA/ASA
  • Received Medals of Honor from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for helping achieve organ donation consent rates at or above 75 percent
  • Verified Adult and Pediatric Burn Center, by American Burn Association and American College of Surgeons 


  • The Joint Commission
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for adult echocardiography
  • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer with commendations
  • American College of Radiology for breast ultrasound
  • National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
  • Society of Chest Pain Centers for heart failure
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society

About Mercy Overall

Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2018, 2017 and 2016 by IBM Watson Health, serves millions annually. Mercy includes more than 40 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, 800 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 44,000 co-workers and 2,100 Mercy Clinic physicians in 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, supply chain organization, ROi, and Mercy Virtual commercially serve providers and patients in more than 20 states coast to coast.

By the Numbers (Fiscal Year 2018)

  • Staffed Beds: 703
  • Clinic and Outpatient Locations: 317
  • Co-workers: 8,982
  • Mercy Clinic Physicians: 633
  • Acute Inpatient Discharges: 41,965
  • Surgeries (Inpatient and Outpatient): 32,331
  • Emergency Visits: 89,054
  • Births: 8,720
  • Outpatient Visits: 1,061,828
  • Traditional Charity Care: $15.4 million
  • Unreimbursed Medicaid: $23.9 million
  • Other Community Benefit: $7.9 million

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