Mercy Health - Anderson Hospital Celebrates 30 Years of Delivering Quality Care

(CINCINNATI; August 19, 2014) – Mercy Health, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Anderson Hospital celebrates its 30th anniversary this month.

“Every day, I thank our employees, physicians and volunteers for their good work but on this special occasion of our anniversary, I especially want to recognize everyone here for the important part they have played in making Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital a nationally-recognized provider of care for our many patients,” said Jeff Graham, Mercy Health East Market Leader and President.

In 1981, leaders of Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in Mariemont began planning a move to a new, 44-acre site in Anderson Township purchased by the Sisters of Mercy. Construction began in 1982 and Our Lady of Mercy Hospital Anderson (which we now know as Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital) opened in August 1984 with 96 beds. This marked the completion of the first phase of a two-phase project to build a 189-bed hospital. The original Medical Arts Building opened shortly after the hospital in October 1984.

Through the years, Anderson Hospital has evolved and grown to provide top quality care to residents of Anderson Township and surrounding communities in a number of areas, including:

• 24-Hour emergency department and critical care services
• bariatrics and weight management programs
• ambulatory surgery center
• cancer care
• cardiology services and open heart program
• diabetes care and education
• ear, nose and throat (ENT) services
• maternity services and family birthing center
• orthopaedic care, including joint replacement
• outpatient diagnostic testing
• outpatient rehabilitation and therapy
• palliative care
• primary and specialty care physicians
• radiology and imaging services
• sleep center
• spine center
• women’s health

Anderson Hospital continues to grow to meet patient demand. A significant expansion is taking place currently and it will add more than 150,000 square feet of added space to the hospital. Patients will benefit from all private rooms, a new acute rehabilitation unit, the latest advancements in healthcare design to provide a healing environment and additional parking.

Anderson Hospital has also racked up an impressive array of accolades, including 10-time designation as one of the country’s 100 Top Hospitals - the most of any hospital in Cincinnati. Leading organizations have named the hospital a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, Top 10 Community Hospital, Joint Commission Top Performer and a Maternity Care Best Practice Hospital with Baby-Friendly designation. The hospital also earned the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for its knee and hip replacement programs.

“We could not achieve all that we’ve done over the last 30 years without the care and dedication of each and every employee, physician and volunteer at Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital and I thank them for their continued efforts,” said Graham.