Anderson Chamber of Commerce Names Mercy Health - Anderson Hospital Business of the Year

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce has named Anderson Hospital the Business of the Year at its annual Community Award Ceremony.

This is the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce’s most prestigious event of the year and it took place the evening of Tuesday, April 19 at Belterra Park.

“Anderson Hospital is a proud member of the Anderson Township community and it is our calling to provide area residents with the best in care close to home,” said Jeff Graham, Mercy Health East Market President and CEO. “I thank the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce for this honor, which I share deservedly with the doctors, nurses and staff who make Anderson Hospital great.”

Last year, the Chamber named Stephen Feagins, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs at the hospital, as its Volunteer of the Year for his work in helping a new generation of students explore medical careers and for involving the students of the Forest Hills School District in a number of innovative projects related to the hospital's renovation and expansion project.

The hospital earned Business of the Year honors for is strong ties to the community, including its support of Anderson Township as a healthy community through community forums, emergency medical services, disaster preparedness and school fitness. Hospital leadership represents Anderson Township and the hospital on multiple state and local task forces, including opiate reduction, neonatal abstinence syndrome, cardiovascular health, breast feeding, concussion treatment and prevention and many others and runs a free clinic to provide a medical home to those with chronic medical conditions and without means. The medical staff provides scholarships to worthy students through the Physicians Charitable Foundation. Its community benefit extends to Clermont, Brown, and Adams Counties, not just funding but more importantly medical expertise, equipment and a mission-based philosophy of caring.

When its $74 million construction project wraps up in the fall of 2016, Anderson Hospital will have an additional 90 private patient rooms, 18-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit, 21-bed, medical-surgical intensive care unit, expanded surgical suite and three new 30-bed units devoted to surgical and orthopaedic patients. The hospital will also boast offer more dining options and a new lobby. The renovation of the Family Birthing Center marks the second phase of the hospital’s expansion project and will begin in the fall of 2016. Once complete, the Family Birthing Center will grow to include 30 private patient rooms, enhanced Special Care Nursery and more. The new family birthing center will open in 2017.

For 11 years, Truven Health Analytics has named Mercy Health - Anderson Hospital one of the nation's 100 Top 100 Hospitals. It’s also earned accolades as one of the nation’s 50 Top Heart Hospital as well as for its orthopaedic, cancer and emergency care.