Mercy Hospital Joplin

Mercy Hospital Joplin

Hospital and Emergency Room

The opening of Mercy Hospital Joplin brings an unprecedented leap forward in health care while fulfilling a promise not just to rebuild, but build a stronger community. Mercy’s commitment to Joplin dates to 1896 when the Sisters of Mercy began caring for this community. 

When there was a need, Mercy answered. Today, we need the Joplin community to join with us and insist that all our neighbors have Mercy as a health care option.

Patients will benefit from the latest technologies and design innovations:

  • Large combined labor, delivery and recovery rooms keep families together as new moms remain in one room for their entire stay – not available elsewhere in the region.
  • Birthing center includes secure access for labor and delivery rooms, ensuring babies and families are safe during their stay.
  • State-of-the-art emergency department next to imaging and operating rooms for faster diagnostics and treatment.
  • Telemedicine provides life-saving care for patients who suffer from stroke and dangerous complications from infection. Mercy’s technology monitors and manages care in a radically new way with centralized early alerts to flag patients at the first sign of trouble.
  • Intuitive design makes it easier for patients and visitors to find their way.
  • Intensive care that has won national recognition for providing an added level of attention to the sickest patients. Medical experts at the bedside are helped by off-site, critical-care doctors and nurses in monitoring patients 24/7. This teamwork reduces lengths of stay, improves care and saves lives.
  • Integrated electronic health record connects patient care within the hospital, across Joplin and throughout Mercy, coordinating care to ensure healthier patients while eliminating testing duplications.
  • Accredited cancer center provides comprehensive care through a full range of diagnostic and treatment services.
  • Storm-hardened facility with precast concrete shell, windows that can withstand high winds and partially buried generators for backup power in an emergency

Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade

Mercy Hospital Joplin was among 10 Mercy hospitals and only 855 hospitals nationally awarded an A from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. 

The designation recognizes Mercy’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. 

The Safety Grade assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harm among patients in their care. Those scores were announced today by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit patient safety advocate. 

"Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Mercy that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

“Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors."

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public. 

About The Leapfrog Group 

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

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Mercy Clinic Entrance
100 Mercy Way, Joplin
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

After 5:30 p.m., please call Security at 417-556-4357 for key return.

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