Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital is excited to be celebrating 15 years of serving the community.

The foundation of Mercy Health’s caring for our communities dates back to 1911 when St. Elizabeth Youngstown opened under the management of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary. This week’s celebration is focused on the expansion of our health care ministry in the Valley when in 2007, Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital opened its doors. 

“When our foundresses first came to the region more than 110 years ago, they did so with the goal of proving easy access to high-quality and compassionate care. Now, more than a century later, we are celebrating the work being done in Boardman to that help fulfill that mission,” said John Luellen, president of Mercy Health – Youngstown. “It is with heartfelt gratitude that I recognize the physicians, nurses and entire St. Elizabeth Boardman team for providing 15 years of excellent community care.”

St. Elizabeth Boardman underwent a major expansion in 2012 with a 165,000-square-foot, seven-story inpatient bed tower. Over the years, the hospital has also seen several updates and expansions including:

  • Achieved Magnet status in nursing in 2011
  • Relocated Labor and Delivery to Boardman in 2014 and now more than 3,500 babies are delivered each year at the hospital
  • Opened medical oncology and infusion services in medical office building in 2021
  • Expanded physician network when added three residency programs to campus including emergency medicine, family medicine and otolaryngology
  • Robotics program for general and gynecological surgical procedures began in 2017, growing year over year to now more than 750 procedures being performed annually. Urological robotics was added in 2021
  • A specialized robot for total hip and total knee replacements was added in 2018 and now more than 250 of these types of procedures are done every year

“We take great pride in having served our community for more than 100 years, including 15 at our location in Boardman. Health care is truly a calling and what makes it even more special to our teams is that we are able to provide care to those in the communities where we live and raise our families,” said Genie Aubel, president of Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. “I am so proud of each and every one of our team members for their tireless efforts in serving the health and well-being needs of our patients and our community.”

The leadership, physicians and entire team at Mercy Health – Youngstown look forward to continuing to provide the highest quality care to the Mahoning Valley and surrounding communities for many years to come.