Mercy Health focusing on one site for Greater Cincinnati operations

Supports transformation to more affordable, higher quality care 

Cincinnati, OH (June 20, 2014) – Mercy Health, one of Ohio’s largest employers, has selected the former Showcase Cinemas site in Bond Hill to create a new professional campus. This move will unite employees currently working from four different locations. Approximately 1,000 people will work from a planned 350,000 square foot, innovative workplace, contributing to the vibrancy of the community. The new location is projected to be completed by second quarter of 2016. 

“We are excited about coming together on one campus because this ultimately will help us provide better care for our patients at Mercy Health and our other healthcare ministries throughout Ohio and Kentucky,” said Michael Connelly, Mercy Health’s president and CEO. “With leaders and team members working collaboratively and effectively together, we will enhance our ability to provide more affordable, higher quality care to the communities we serve.”

Mercy Health envisions greater collaboration among all of its employees and with its business partners at HealthSpan, working side-by-side to enhance the quality of care and address payment reform. 

In 2013 Mercy Health began evaluating options related to consolidating Cincinnati-based offices into one location. Key considerations include:

  • Cost savings
  • Campus which helps drive collaboration as one team to improve the health of the communitie Mercy Health serves
  • Employee friendly considerations such as commute time, tax impact, employee well-being
  • Stewardship in contributing to the health and economic vitality of the communities we serve 

The former Showcase Cinemas site in Bond Hill (within the City of Cincinnati) is accessible from the Norwood Lateral, with ample parking. The site will consist of 1-2 new buildings. 

“We conducted a comprehensive review and looked at many options before narrowing our search to two preferred locations,” said Calvin T. Wright, chief resource officer for Catholic Health Partners. “We are very appreciative to representatives from the cities of Cincinnati and Norwood for being patient with us as we carefully evaluated each site over the past several months. They were very professional and responsive as we took on the very difficult task of selecting a site that would allow to more effectively carry out our mission: to extend the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the health of our communities with emphasis on people who are poor and under-served.” 

In Greater Cincinnati, Mercy Health employees work out of the Home Office at 615 Elsinore Place in Cincinnati and Mercy Health-Blue Ash Regional Office at 4600 McAuley Place, along with our business partners from HealthSpan at 225 Pictoria Drive in Springdale and HealthSpan Partners Consulting in Kenwood. 

The site selection still requires approval of capital investment incentives by City Council, successful lease and property negotiations, and internal approvals. Final approvals are expected to take several months. 

About Mercy Health

Mercy Health is the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest health systems in the United States, employing more than 31,000 employees in Ohio and Kentucky. With $6 billion in assets, Mercy Health operates more than 250 health facilities, including 23 hospitals, eight senior living communities, five hospice programs and eight home health agencies. Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) consistently rates Mercy Health among the nation’s top health systems for clinical quality and efficiency. In keeping with its mission, Mercy Health provided $374.7 million in community benefit services in 2013. Mercy Health’ bonds are rated AA- by Standard & Poor’s and Fitch, and A1 by Moody’s. Mercy Health also partners with HealthSpan which provides health maintenance organization and insurance coverage. Mercy Health is a founding member of Health Innovations Ohio which focuses on providing health services that result in higher quality, better health and greater value. For more information, visit www.health-partners.com.