Maryland-based Bon Secours Health System and Cincinnati-based Mercy Health finalized their merger in September, thus establishing one of the largest Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. G. Anton Decker, M.D., president of health innovation at Bon Secours Mercy Health was recently interviewed by Healthcare Informatics about how he, and his organization, take on innovation opportunities and how digital health plays a role in operational strategies.
For the eighth consecutive time, Mercy Hospital St. Louis received an “A” grade from leapfrog group’s hospital safety grade. Reported by Fox 2 News, the award is based on performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harm among patients in their care, The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. It is updated every six months, once in the fall and once in the spring.
Each year Healthgrades evaluates the performance of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide and the most recent results indicate St. Joseph’s Health Hospital is one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery. “Hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer at Healthgrades.
In an effort to meet the community’s needs, Mercy Branson Multispecialty Clinic opened its doors November 5, 2018. Fifteen specialty services as well as family medicine and urgent care are offered. Jon Swope, president of Mercy Springfield Communities added, “we pledge to continually re-assess what other services we might need to add.”
A new, 20,000 square foot state-of-the-art medical center at Mercy Health-Allen Hospital in Oberlin, Ohio will offer comprehensive and coordinated care, according to the press release. “Today’s ground-breaking renews our commitment and promise to helping make health care easier and providing care access where it is needed most,” said Ed Ruth, President of Mercy Health – Allen Hospital. Mercy Health Walk-in Care and primary care offices will use the new facility as well Oberlin College students. The Mercy Health Allen Medical Office Building is scheduled to open late 2019.