Mercy Hospital Columbus

Mercy Hospital Columbus

Hospital or Emergency Room
220 N. Pennsylvania
Columbus, KS 66725


Phone: (620) 429-2545
Fax: (620) 429-1984
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Mercy Welcomes Visitors

Please observe these guidelines while you are on our campus:

  • As with any public place there remains a chance for exposure to COVID-19 while in our facilities
  • We’ll provide a medical grade mask for all visitors to be worn over the nose and mouth at all times
  • If you’re not feeling well or have been COVID-19 positive or exposed within the last 10 days,* please refrain from visiting Mercy patients for now
  • Visiting some patients may require extra precautions

COVID-19 positive patients on isolation may have one visitor at a time and follow these additional rules

*per CDC guidelines for health care facilities

Visitor Information for Mercy Hospital Columbus

General Hospital Visiting Hours

Our open visiting policy allows visitors 24/7 access. Please be mindful of patients who need rest during your visit.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Visiting Hours

Only two visitors will be allowed to see a patient at any given time. ICU staff may further limit visitors at their discretion.

 

Please review Visitor Guidelines prior to your visit.

Visitors bring emotional support and enhanced recovery to our patients. To provide a restful and safe environment, we ask that all visitors comply with the following guidelines:

  • Be considerate of other patients by keeping noise in room, hallway and waiting area to a minimum.
  • Patients may receive visitors either in their room or in the patient waiting areas.
  • Only two visitors are allowed in the patient’s room at one time.
  • Children under 12 must have adult supervision at all times while visiting. Children may be restricted from certain areas in the hospital to protect vulnerable patients from infection.
  • Please refrain from visiting if you have a cold, sore throat or any contagious disease.
  • Visitors must comply with hand washing and infection control policies as requested.
  • Please do not bring food or beverages to a patient unless approved by the doctor or nurse.
  • Patient restrooms are restricted to patient use only. Visitors should use public restrooms throughout the hospital.
  • Observe “No Visiting” and precaution signs before entering a room.
  • Smoking or vaping is not allowed on our hospital campus.
  • Please leave the room during tests or treatments, if asked.
  • Visitors are asked to use civil language and respectful conduct with staff and caregivers.
  • Feel free to use the lounges and seating areas available on most patient floors and in the main lobby.
  • Please leave all personal belonging in your vehicle, no purses or bags in the patient's room.
  • No video or photos should be taken in the patient's room.

If a patient is facing an end-of-life prognosis, the patient’s physician may make exceptions so that the emotional needs of the patient and family are met.

Mercy reserves the right to change current policies for the safety of patients, visitors, and staff at any time during a pandemic, public health emergency, or other exceptional circumstances.

Free Hospital WiFi

Free guest WiFi is available. Select [email protected] on your web-enabled device.

Smoke-Free Hospital

Mercy Hospital has a campus-wide no-smoking policy in accordance with Joint Commission accreditation standards. We’re a vape-free campus as well.

Gun-Free Campus

Visitors and staff are not permitted to carry guns or deadly weapons of any kind on our hospital’s campus. This is a zero tolerance policy, with no exceptions. Our hospital staff, police and on-site security are specially trained to handle active shooter scenarios.

For the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

An interpreter, assistive listening devices, telecommunications devices (TDD) and closed-caption televisions are available at no cost for hearing-impaired patients. Ask your nurse for assistance.

Free Medical Interpreters Available

Language interpreters and translation services are available to patients at no cost when needed for effective communication of medical treatment, obtaining consent for procedures or tests and providing information relating to health care recommendations, education, instructions, medications, diagnoses and prognoses.

Mercy is a faith-based ministry committed to meeting the spiritual needs of our patients. We respect and honor the faiths and religious traditions of all. Chaplains are available to meet and speak with individuals any time of day.

As a ministry of the Catholic Church, Mercy makes the sacraments available to anyone wishing to receive them.  

Protestant communion and emergency baptism are available by request.

Columbus, KS Hospital

Welcome to Mercy Hospital Columbus, your community hospital. We’re dedicated to providing high-quality care, delivered by an experienced team of caring professionals, who also happen to be your friends and neighbors. Your community hospital offers all of these services right around the corner.

We are affiliated with Mercy Hospital Joplin. When you need us, you have access to a large team of medical professionals and resources that complement the great care you receive in Southeastern Kansas.