Clermont Hospital’s Pulmonology Team Using Innovative Technology for Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital’s pulmonology team is using an innovative technology called robotic bronchoscopy to help diagnose lung nodules earlier and more accurately.

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Lourdes Hospital’s Pulmonologist First in Region to Use Innovative Technology for Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Mercy Health Physician and pulmonologist Mohamad Khoudoud, MD, is the first doctor in the Paducah region to use an innovative technology called robotic bronchoscopy to help diagnose lung nodules earlier and more accurately.

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Mercy Health Foundation Earns High Performer Designation For Third Consecutive Year

To earn the High Performer designation, organizations must rank among the top 25% of their participating peers based on net fundraising revenue.

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Mercy Health and Kindred Rehabilitation Services Announce Agreement to Build Mercy Health Rehabilitation Hospital

Mercy Health – Youngstown and Kindred Rehabilitation Services (KRS), a business unit of LifePoint Health, announced a joint venture partnership to construct Mercy Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a standalone, 60-bed, acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital to be located in the Mahoning Valley.

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Mercy Health Hospitals Recognized Nationally with an 'A' from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital and The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health earned “A” grades in the spring Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing these hospitals’ achievements in providing safer health care.

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The Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association Selects Mercy Health’s Marc Galloway, MD for the 2022 Ohio Team Physician Award

The Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association (OATA) selected Marc Galloway, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Mercy Health – Cincinnati, for the 2022 Ohio Team Physician Award.

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Mercy Health – Cincinnati President Dave Fikse Announces Retirement

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, announces that Dave Fikse, Cincinnati market president, will retire in June after 41 years in health care administration and six years with the ministry.

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Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center Launches Ceribell Rapid EEG Brain Monitoring

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center announced the launch of a new Ceribell Rapid EEG Brain Monitoring program to ensure optimal care is provided for critically ill patients.

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Mercy Health Hospitals and Medical Centers Earn Stroke Care Certifications

Mercy Health – Cincinnati’s hospitals and medical centers have earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®, the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark and advanced certifications for stroke care.

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Mercy Health – Toledo Pioneers Use of Mazor X Stealth™ Edition Robotic Guidance Platform for Spine Surgery

The first Mazor X Stealth™ Edition Robotic Guidance Platform was installed at Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center.

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How Mercy Health Is Supporting the People of Ukraine

Mercy Health is committed to bringing good help to those in need both at home and abroad and is in a very unique position to take swift action in time of international need.

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Mercy Health’s Community Health Needs Assessment Underway

Springfield has kicked off its 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), a survey taken every three years to identify the top health concerns in Clark & Champaign Counties.

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The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health Recertified for Leukemia Care

The Jewish Hospital is one of three hospitals in the nation to earn the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and certification for its leukemia care program. The recertification of The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health Cincinnati Cancer and Cellular Therapy Center follows an onsite review that affirmed the hospital’s commitment to provide patients with high quality care.

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The Jewish Hospital’s Pulmonology Team Using Innovative Technology for Lung Cancer Diagnosis

The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health’s team of pulmonologists is using technology called robotic bronchoscopy that can aid in earlier and more accurate diagnosis of lung nodules.

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Volunteer Opportunities Available at Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital

Mercy Health is seeking volunteers for new and exciting opportunities to serve patients, visitors and staff at Clermont Hospital.

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Registration Open for Camp Robin, a Free Camp for Grieving Children and Teens

Mercy Health – Hospice, Paducah announces that registration is open for Camp Robin, a free day camp open to grieving children and teens (and their parents and guardians) living in western Kentucky and southern Illinois.

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Mercy Health Hosts Open House at its Cincinnati Ballet Office on March 24

Mercy Health – Cincinnati invites the public to an open house event at the Cincinnati Ballet to meet the Mercy Health physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers who provide care to performing arts patients from this location.

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Mercy Health – Springfield Debuts New Care Option for Expectant Mothers

The new maternal-fetal medicine care option allows families to get more access to high-quality, cost-effective care.

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Mercy Health Sponsors Virtual 'March Madness' Blood Drive in Honor of Dr. Todd Bramlee’s Son, Super Cohen

Mercy Health – Mason Primary Care is sponsoring a virtual “March Madness” blood drive in honor of Cohen Bramlee, son of Mercy Health physician Todd Bramlee, DO and his wife Carrie.

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Mercy Health – Lorain Hospital Opens New Behavioral Health Access Center

Mercy Health - Lorain Hospital opened its new Behavioral Health Access Center (BAC) on Thursday, February 17. The BAC is located in the hospital’s Emergency Department and provides compassionate, specialized care to patients with mental health and addiction emergencies.

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Mercy Health Foundation - Lourdes Raised $1.7M in 2021, Announces 2022 Funding Priorities

Mercy Health Foundation - Lourdes raised more than $1.7 million in 2021 to support initiatives in Paducah and the surrounding communities.

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Mercy Health – Tiffin recognized among Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals of 2022

Mercy Health is proud to announce that Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital was named as a 2022 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

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Mercy Health – Perrysburg Hospital Names Vice President of Medical Affairs

Mercy Health is pleased to announce that Gregory D. Haselhuhn, MD, FACS, has been named Vice President of Medical Affairs for Mercy Health – Perrysburg Hospital.

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Mercy Health – Lima names Vice President of Mission

Mercy Health is pleased to announce that Matt Etzkorn has been named Vice President of Mission for Mercy Health – Lima.

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Mercy Health – Lorain Hospital Receives Verification as Level III Trauma Center

Mercy Health – Lorain Hospital has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the ACS Committee on Trauma (COT).

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First Class of New Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program Earns Certification

A unique, pilot apprenticeship program designed to address the serious shortage of medical assistants in Greater Cincinnati has graduated its first 10 students with a perfect pass rate on their certification exams. Mercy Health, The Health Collaborative and Cincinnati State launched the Medical Assistant Apprenticeship program to help fill a crucial need for health care roles in the community. The program gives talented employees a chance to grow both their skills and careers with the support of their employer.

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Mercy Health Physician Completes First “Coronary Shockwave” Procedure in Paducah

Mercy Health Physician and cardiologist Timothy McDermott, MD completed the first coronary shockwave procedure in Paducah on December 13. Dr. McDermott used an innovative technology called intravascular lithotripsy to successfully clear the heavily calcified arteries of patient Lorine Young, 85, of Paducah. The FDA approved intravascular lithotripsy for the treatment of heart disease caused by severe calcification of the arteries in February of this year and it became available in Paducah shortly before Dr. McDermott performed the first local shockwave procedure.

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The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health’s Rectal Cancer Program is First in Cincinnati to Earn National Accreditation

The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health’s rectal cancer program has earned a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons. It is the first accredited rectal cancer program in Cincinnati, the third in Ohio and the 40th in the nation.

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New Scholarship Honors the Legacy of Dr. Richard Zettler

The five children of beloved family doctor Richard L. Zettler, MD, who passed away on January 14,,2021, have created a scholarship in memory of their father. The Dr. & Mrs. Richard L. Zettler Memorial Scholarship is open to employees of Fairfield Hospital, their family members and hospital volunteers who are interested in furthering their healthcare education. Scholarship funds can offset the cost of tuition or continuing educational requirements.

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American Cancer Society Emergency Funding Available to Help Cancer Patients Affected by the Tornadoes

The American Cancer Society has generously donated $7,500 in emergency funding to help Mercy Health cancer patients impacted by the tornadoes to continue their cancer care.

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Bone Marrow Transplant Program at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health is One of Two Programs Nationwide to Hold Joint Commission Certification

Receiving a diagnosis of blood cancer is frightening but should you or a loved one need a bone marrow transplant, it’s helpful to know that world class care is available to you locally.

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American College of Radiology Names Mercy Health – Eastgate Medical Center a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

The American College of Radiology has designated the breast center at Mercy Health – Eastgate Medical Center a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. Eastgate Medical Center achieved this level of distinction earning accreditation from ACR in the following areas: Mammography, Breast Ultrasound, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy and Breast MRI.

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Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital Auxiliary Donates Items Benefitting Patient Care

Despite the challenges the pandemic brought to its fundraising efforts, the Auxiliary of Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital made a significant donation of equipment and supplies that will benefit patient care, staff well-being and the community.

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St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital Earns Recertification in Stroke Care

St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital is proud to announce it has earned recertification from The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check Mark for Primary Stroke Care.

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The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health’s Brain Tumor Center Earns Recertification from The Joint Commission

Mercy Health’s Brain Tumor Center at The Jewish Hospital has been recertified by The Joint Commission, earning the Gold Seal of Approval® for brain tumor care. It is only the fourth center of its kind in the nation to earn this certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

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Orthopedic Surgeons Mahmoud Almasri, MD and Brian Chilelli, MD First in Cincinnati to Offer Minimally Invasive Procedure to Repair Damaged Knee Cartilage

As anyone who experiences it will tell you, chronic knee pain can have a serious impact on your ability to enjoy simple everyday activities, including standing and walking. Exercise, sports, repetitive movements and trauma, such as falls, can damage the cartilage in our knees, leading to symptoms including pain, swelling, clicking and locking.

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Mercy Health — Lorain Market President Announces Retirement

Mercy Health — Lorain’s Market President, Ed Oley, has announced his plans to retire in 2022.

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Bon Secours Mercy Health Named Top 10 Best Companies for Executive Women

Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) has been named a Top 10 2021 Best Companies for Executive Women. This is the most definitive list of top workplaces for women who want to advance through the corporate ranks.

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Springfield Regional Medical Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Mercy Health – Springfield Regional Medical Center is celebrating a decade of serving the community at its current location.

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Mercy Health Hospitals Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Mercy Health hospitals across Ohio, including The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health and Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital, were awarded ‘A’ grades in the fall Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing these hospitals’ achievements providing safer health care.

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Clermont Hospital’s Medical Staff Support Employee Wellbeing with Gift of a Walking Path

In April of 2021, the medical staff of Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital came together to help address an issue related to employee wellbeing and safety. “Many of our associates take breaks to go outside, walk and get refreshed on the only paved surface available - the parking lot. While it was great to see people going outside and being active, walking through the parking lot is not optimal for their safety,” said Clermont Hospital President Shane Knisley.

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DispatchHealth to Collaborate with Mercy Health to Deliver In-Home Medical Care to Cincinnati

DispatchHealth, the nation's first comprehensive in-home medical care provider, announced its association with Mercy Healthto provide patients another way to receive care in the comfort of their homes.

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St. Rita’s Receives Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certification

St. Rita’s Medical Center is proud to announce the certification of its cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification is recognition of St. Rita’s commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of care.

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Mercy Health Hospitals Earn National Recognition for Efforts to Improve Management of Heart Failure

Mercy Health hospitals have received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Quality Achievement Awards for their commitment to managing heart failure in patients.

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Mercy Health Awarded $18.8M to Help Injured or Ill Ohioans Get Healthy and Back to Work

Mercy Health, which is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, has been selected as a phase two provider partner in implementing the Retaining Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN) program. RETAIN is a federally funded program exploring return to work/stay at work strategies and is led by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. This free program is open to workers ages 18-65 who have non-occupational illnesses or injuries that prevent them from performing their jobs.

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Mercy Health – Springfield Celebrates New Cancer Affiliation

With an over 130-year history of providing compassionate care in the Springfield community, Mercy Health – Springfield, which includes the Springfield Regional Medical Center and the Urbana Hospital, has helped guide patients living with cancer from diagnosis through treatment.

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Mercy Health Launches Music Therapy Program

Mercy Health – Lorain Hospital has launched its first music therapy program to create an improved health environment for its patients. Clinical music therapy is the only professional, research-based discipline that actively applies supportive science to the creative, emotional, and energizing experiences of music for health treatment and educational goals.

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Lourdes Hospital Drives Awareness of Domestic Violence with Special Light Display October 10-16

In partnership with Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center, Mercy Health Lourdes Hospital will be shining purple lights on the Marshall Nemer Medical Office Building from October 10-16 to mark October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month observance.

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Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital Funds VISTA Service Member at United Way to Address Area Homelessness

Homelessness was already a growing issue in western Kentucky when the pandemic struck and made the problem worse. To help individuals and communities find ways out of poverty and decrease home insecurity, Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital is sponsoring a one-year AmeriCorps VISTA member who will serve with United Way of Paducah-McCracken County. This position is a program of the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky.

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Mercy Health and Inter Parish Ministry Food Pantry Partner to Make Blessing Boxes Available in Anderson Township and Batavia

Mercy Health - Anderson and Clermont Hospitals have partnered with Inter Parish Ministry (IPM) Food Pantry to build and install Blessing Boxes on the hospitals’ campuses. The hospitals announced the partnership and unveiled the Blessing Boxes as part of September 24’s Mercy Day observance, which marks the anniversary of the first “House of Mercy” opened by the Sisters of Mercy to help people in need.

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The Lown Institute Names Mercy Health - Clermont to its List of Top 10 Most Socially Responsible Hospitals in America

The Lown Institute has named Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital the most socially responsible hospital in Ohio and the seventh most socially responsible hospital in America. The Lown Institute’s ranking is the only ranking to include equity as a major category.

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Mercy Health — Tiffin and Willard Hospitals Ranked in Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2021

Mercy Health is pleased to announce that Mercy Health – Willard Hospital has been ranked number 39 and Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital has been ranked number 60 among healthcare providers and insurers in Modern Healthcare’s 2020 Best Places to Work award program.

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Mercy Health Hospitals Earn National Recognition for Efforts to Improve Stroke Treatment

Each of Mercy Health’s five area hospitals has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award for their commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.

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Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital One of 75 Research Sites Nationwide Piloting Equity Program in Cancer Clinical Trials

According to the American Cancer Society, Blacks with cancer in the United States experience more illness, worse outcomes and premature death when compared with other races with cancer. Blacks also face greater challenges in preventing, detecting, treating and surviving cancer, experiencing the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial/ethnic group for most cancers in the U.S.

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Join Mercy Health Insiders New Community Panel

Your opinions and feedback will help us make a difference in advancing the health care that we provide. Having a better understanding of our patients’ needs and priorities will provide Mercy Health with valuable information to improve.

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Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital Earns National Recognition for Efforts to Improve Stroke Treatment

Lourdes Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Bronze Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award as well as the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus award with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll. These are the highest achievements that Lourdes Hospital’s stroke program can earn.

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Maineville Urgent Care Opening September 1

Mercy Health announces that its newest location in Warren County, Mercy Health – Maineville Urgent Care, will open on September 1.

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Mercy Health’s Rehabilitation Services Team Earns Clinical Specialist Recognition

Over 20 members of Mercy Health’s Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation team have earned designation as a Certified Clinical Specialist from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

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Angel Donor Gifts $1.195 Million to Mercy Health — Clermont Hospital to Enhance How Patients and Families Experience Care

An angel donor has made a $1.195 million gift to Mercy Health — Clermont Hospital, with the funds earmarked to enhance how patients and their families experience care at the hospital.

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OHC and The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health First in the Region to Offer Revolutionary Cancer Treatment for Multiple Myeloma

On June 7, OHC (Oncology Hematology Care) cellular therapy experts and the Mercy Health - Cincinnati Cancer and Cellular Therapy Center at The Jewish Hospital became the first providers in the region to treat a multiple myeloma patient with Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-Cell Therapy, also known as CAR-T.

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Mercy Health — Lorain and Akron Children’s Hospital Partnership Expands to Include Special Care Nursery

The Mercy Health – Lorain and Akron Children’s Hospital partnership that began in 2020 continues to grow. Effective Nov. 9, Akron Children’s will begin managing operations of the Mercy Health – Lorain Hospital special care nursery.

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Andrea Gwyn named Administrator of Mercy Health – Perrysburg Hospital

Mercy Health is pleased to announce that Andrea Gwyn, FACHE, has joined the Mercy Health team as Administrator of Mercy Health – Perrysburg Hospital within the Mercy Health – Toledo Market.

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Mercy Health's Mobile Mammography Van visits area locations

As Mercy Health continues to evolve to better meet the needs of our patients and community, we are pleased to announce the region’s first mobile mammography unit has visits scheduled throughout the region.

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Lourdes Hospital Concludes 14th Annual Future Physicians Program

Lourdes Hospital recently concluded its 14th Annual Future Physicians Program. Upon completion of the program, participants Abigail (Abbie) Young, Cassidy Lounsbury and David Hilbrecht attended a reception, where they each received a $500 Dr. Lisa Chaney Lasher Future Physicians Scholarship.

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Mercy Health — Urbana Hospital Teaming Up to Help Beat the Heat

The Summer months are in full swing as Ohioans feel the increased warmth from the sun. Many people enjoy getting a break from the outside heat by going into their homes to enjoy the cold blast of air conditioning.

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New Operating Rooms at Mercy Health — Lourdes Hospital Provides Space for Advanced Procedures

Lourdes Hospital announces the completion of construction on a new, 2,600 square foot operating room and a specialized endoscopy suite.

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Perrysburg Heights Community Association and Mercy Health Partner for Youth Summer Camp

The Perrysburg Heights Community Association (PHCA) is proud to partner with Mercy Health to help bring to life the association’s 2021 Summer Camp program.

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Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital and Mercy Health – Willard Hospital among of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2021

Mercy Health is pleased to share that two of our hospitals have been selected by Modern Healthcare as two of the 2021 Best Places to Work in Healthcare: Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital and Mercy Health – Willard Hospital. This is the third consecutive year that both hospitals have achieved this honor!

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Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® List

Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital recently has been named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® list. This is the first time Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital has been recognized with this honor as the top performing small community hospital in the U.S. The annual list was published today by Fortune.

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Mercy Health Toledo first in region to offer minimally invasive solution for uterine fibroids

Mercy Health – Toledo now offers the gold standard of treatment for women suffering from uterine fibroids. With the addition of the Third Generation Acessa® ProVu System, the Mercy Health OB/Gyn surgical team is the first in the region to use minimally invasive, laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation (Lap-RFA).

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Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center partners with Arubah Neuroscience Institute, PLLC to expand neurological services

As Mercy Health continues to expand access to high-quality health care services throughout the region, St. Rita’s Medical Center is pleased to announce an affiliation with Arubah Neuroscience Institute, PLLC, to provide advanced interventional and vascular neurology care

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Mercy Health – St. Rita’s offers Walk-in care for kids

Mercy Health is committed to making health care easy and accessible and as such, we are pleased to announce walk-in hours available at Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Family Medicine.

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West Hospital Emergency Department Completes Expansion Project to Accommodate Growth in Patient Numbers

To accommodate continued growth, Mercy Health — West Hospital completed a $586,000 project to expand the waiting area in its emergency department. Construction is complete, and it has expanded the waiting area by more than 70%

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Mercy Health – St. Rita’s opens new state-of-the-art Graduate Medical Education building

More than a year in the making and with the generous support of our community, the new Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Education Building officially opens.

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Mercy Health — Anderson Hospital Seeks Retired Nurse Volunteers

It is our pleasure to invite retired nurses back into the hospital. Caring is the foundation of nursing practice and that is a lifelong calling. The patients and staff will benefit from the experience, knowledge, and perspective of caring that retired nurses bring.

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Mercy Health Offers High Risk Breast Cancer Assessment Program

Women receiving their screening mammograms at Mercy Health locations and on Mercy Health’s mobile mammography vans may have noticed something new. Mammography technologists are now asking patients about their personal and family history, as it relates to breast cancer risk.

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NeuroSpinecare, Inc. (NSI) Begins Work Within Mercy Health – Lorain

Mercy Health – Lorain is welcoming NeuroSpinecare, Inc. (NSI) into the fold and assuming operations and ownership of the group’s current practices in Sheffield Village and Sandusky, effective today.

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