Mercy Hospital Springfield Quick Facts

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

  • Mercy Hospital
  • Mercy Kids children's hospital
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • C.H. “Chub” O’Reilly Cancer Center
  • Hammons Heart Institute
  • Surgery Center
  • Sports Medicine Center
  • Burn Center
  • Marian Center (Behavioral Health)
  • Medical Research Institute
  • Home Health and Hospice

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
  • 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

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 seven 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
  • Left ventricular assist device (LVAD), a high-tech heart implant, does the work of the heart for patients with advanced heart failure
  • 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
  • Optune, a new therapy for brain cancer patients
  • Certified STAR Program®, which emphasizes therapy for cancer patients to improve strength, energy and daily function
  • Digital mobile mammography van
  • Quality & Patient Safety


  • Named one of the nation's Top 5 Health Systems by Truven Health AnalyticsTM 
  • Consumer Choice Award "Most Preferred Health System in Southwest Missouri" from the National Research Corporation for the thirteenth year in a row
  • Ranked as a Top 5 Hospital in Missouri by U.S. News & World Report
  • Named as one of of Forbes’ 500 Best Employers in America
  • 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

About Mercy Overall

Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems from 2016 to 2019 by IBM Watson Health, serves millions annually. Mercy includes more than 40 acute care, managed and specialty (heart, children's, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, 900 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 45,000 co-workers and 2,400 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, and Mercy Virtual commercially serve providers and patients from coast to coast.

By the Numbers (Fiscal Year 2017)

  • Total Beds: 947
  • Clinic and Outpatient Facilities: 229
  • Co-workers: 5,798
  • Mercy Clinic Physicians: 653
  • Acute Inpatient Discharges: 32,366
  • Surgeries (Inpatient and Outpatient): 35,660
  • Emergency Visits: 82,177
  • Births: 2,855
  • Outpatient Visits: 427,153
  • Traditional Charity Care: $49.1 million
  • Unreimbursed Medicaid: $63.1 million
  • Other Community Benefits: $14.8 million


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