Mercy Health Hospitals Earn Blue Distinction® Center Designation for Quality in Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio has selected Mercy Health’s five Cincinnati-area hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

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Mercy Health ACO Creates $12.2 Million in Medicare Savings, Reducing Health Care Spend to Taxpayers

The Mercy Health Select ACO provides high-quality care while reducing costs for its 73,457 beneficiaries in Ohio and Kentucky through a collaboration of hospitals and providers.

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Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement Available at Mercy Health — Lourdes Hospital

Patients in need of heart valve replacement have a new option for care in the Paducah region.

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The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health and Mercy Health — West Hospital Achieve Magnet® Recognition

The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health and Mercy Health — West Hospital achieved Magnet recognition this week as a reflection of their nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

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Mercy Health Performs Western Kentucky’s First Endovascular Connection of Artery and Vein for Kidney Dialysis

Mercy Health — Lourdes Hospital endovascular surgeon Scott J. Sanders, M.D., has successfully performed Western Kentucky’s first endovascular fistula.

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Mercy Health’s Partnership with H2B Creates Cost-effective, Sustainable Health Care for Employers

Mercy Health — Cincinnati is advancing its mission to improve the health and well-being of the communities it serves through a new program called DirectHealth Connect.

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Mercy Health Hospitals Earn Recognition from the American Heart Association for Quality Heart Failure Care

Mercy Health – Anderson, Clermont, Fairfield and West Hospitals have received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

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Mercy Health’s LeNeave Completes Harvard Genetics Program

Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital’s Courtney LeNeave, RN, BSN, CN-BN, has received a certificate of achievement in genetics from Harvard Medical School. LeNeave is Lourdes’ cancer genetics nurse navigator.

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Premier Inc. Recognizes Mercy Health — Urbana Hospital for High-Value Healthcare

Urbana Hospital received finalist recognition for achieving top overall performance in any four of the five areas measured in Premier’s QUEST 2020 collaborative.

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Mercy Health — Tiffin Hospital Cancels Community Health Screening Fair

Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel Mercy Health Tiffin Hospital Lab Screening and Health Fair scheduled for Tuesday, September 8.

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The Corporation for National and Community Service Highlights Mercy Serves, an Opiate Use Reduction Program

Mercy Serves is an 11-month long service and learning program that seeks to build the health care leaders of tomorrow through intensive professional development.

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The Dayton Business Journal Names Mercy Health — Springfield to its Healthiest Employers List

The Dayton Business Journal’s (DBJ) Healthiest Employers awards program recognizes employers that proactively shape the health of their employees.

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Mercy Health — Lorain Affiliates with Akron Children’s Hospital

Partnership to enhance access to pediatric care for Lorain County families.

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Cincinnati Hospitals Earn Recognition from the American Heart Association for Quality of Stroke Care

The awards recognize the hospitals’ commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

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Mercy Health — Springfield Regional Medical Center Earns Recognition from the American Heart Association for Quality of Care

The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence.

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The Lown Institute Names Mercy Health — West Hospital the Fifth “Best Hospital for America”

The Lown Institute named Mercy Health — West Hospital the fifth “Best Hospital for America” based not only on the quality and value of the care it provides its patients but also for its contribution to the community it serves.

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Mercy Health — Tiffin Hospital and Mercy Health — Willard Hospital Recognized Among the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2020

This is the second consecutive year both hospitals were awarded the Best Places to Work in Healthcare distinction.

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IMPACT Lourdes Awards Grant for System that Aids Breast Cancer Detection

IMPACT Lourdes, the women’s philanthropy group that supports the Mercy Health Foundation Lourdes, has awarded its annual grant to benefit Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital.

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Lourdes Foundation Awards Scholarship

Three associates with Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital have been awarded Christina Lynn Rushing Memorial Scholarships from Mercy Health Foundation Lourdes.

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North American Skull Base Society Names The Jewish Hospital to its Honor Roll

The Jewish Hospital ⁠— Mercy Health is the latest hospital to join the honor roll of the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS), a professional medical society that facilitates communication worldwide between individuals pursuing clinical and research excellence in skull base surgery.em

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Fortune/IBM Watson Names Mercy Health — Anderson Hospital to its 100 Top Hospitals List

This is the 13th time Anderson Hospital has achieved this honor as one of the top performing large community hospitals in the U.S.

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The Auxiliary of Mercy Health — West Hospital Awards $15,000 in College Scholarships to Seven Outstanding Local Students

Each year, the Mercy Health — West Hospital Auxiliary’s Scholarship Committee solicits applications from 26 schools in West Hospital’s service area.

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Mercy Health’s Montville Certified as Oncology Administrator

John Montville, executive director of Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital’s oncology service line, recently became one of only seven individuals nationwide to be given the new credential of Certified Oncology Administrator (COA).

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Public Notice: Magnet Recognition Program Site Visit

The Jewish Hospital Mercy Health has applied to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the prestigious designation of Magnet.

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Mercy Health — Lourdes Hospital Restarts Elective Surgeries and Procedures

In accordance with state and federal guidelines, Mercy Health — Lourdes Hospital has begun to selectively expand clinical care to encompass elective procedures and surgeries.

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Mercy Health — Lourdes Hospital Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for the Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety.

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Mercy Health Foundation – Cincinnati Approves Over $600,000 in Grants and Capital Support for COVID-19 Expenses

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercy Health Foundation – Cincinnati has approved capital support for COVID-19 expenses that Mercy Health has incurred.

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Mercy Health Joins FDA National EAP for Convalescent Plasma

Mercy Health has joined the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) national Expanded Access Program (EAP) for Convalescent Plasma as a treatment protocol for COVID-19.

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Mercy Health — Youngstown and National Guard Collaborate to Open Field Hospital at Covelli Centre

As health care systems continue to evolve in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercy Health has worked collaboratively to develop and deploy a temporary hospital.

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Public Notice: Magnet Recognition Program Site Visit

Mercy Health West Hospital has applied to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the prestigious designation of Magnet. Magnet designation recognizes excellence in nursing services.

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Mercy Health Expands Virtual Options During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercy Health has launched and expanded upon virtual physician visit options to provide individualized care for established and new patients from the comfort of a patient’s own home.

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First Mercy Health Scrubs Society Class Graduates at Mardi Gras Celebration

The first-ever Mercy Health Scrubs Society class has graduated. Participants in the Scrubs Society attended their graduation ceremony as part of the 18th annual Mardi Gras and All That Jazz event.

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First U.S. Targeted GammaTile® Therapy Procedure Takes Place at The Jewish Hospital’s Brain Tumor Center

Vincent DiNapoli, MD, PhD, continued to evolve the standard of care this month when he became the first surgeon in the United States to utilize GammaTile® Therapy for the treatment of newly diagnosed malignant brain tumors.

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Important Information for all Ohio Cigna Members

Mercy Health has reached an agreement with Cigna in Ohio and remains in network. If you have questions about your coverage, please call Cigna using the number on your insurance card.

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Mercy Health Future Physicians Program Applications Now Available

Lourdes Hospital is once again hosting its Future Physicians Program and applications are now available.

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Registration Open for 10th Annual Iron Mom

Registration is open for the 10th annual Mercy Health — Lourdes Hospital Paducah Iron Mom Half-Marathon. Mercy Health is proud to once again be the event’s title sponsor.

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Activate Change-QUIT helps bring smoking cessation programs to Allen County

Mercy Health — St. Rita’s Medical Center is proud to join with our community partners to offer the Allen County Tobacco Coalition Activate Change-QUIT.

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Getting Health Care is as Easy as Going to the Mall

Getting Health Care is as Easy as Going to the Mall at the New Mercy Health — Women’s Care at Kenwood Towne Centr, opening Thursday, February 20.

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Public Notice: Magnet Recognition Program Site Visit

The Jewish Hospital Mercy Health has applied to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the prestigious designation of Magnet. Magnet designation recognizes excellence in nursing services.

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Ohio Department of Health Selects Urbana to Participate in Community Paramedicine Rural Health Pilot Program

Mercy Health — Urbana Hospital, in close collaboration with Urbana Fire and EMS, has secured a grant through the Ohio Department of Health’s Community Paramedicine (CP) Rural Health Pilot Program to launch a CP program.

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Mercy Health — Youngstown and Firestone Healthcare to Come Together to Strengthen Care in the Mahoning Valley

Mercy Health — Youngstown – the Mahoning Valley’s largest health care provider – and Firestone Healthcare – a large, independent practice in Columbiana County and southwestern Mahoning County – have announced they are joining forces to care for patients in the southern part of the Valley.

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Mercy Health Foundation of Clark and Champaign Counties Distributed $1.3M in 2019; Announces 2020 Funding Priorities

Mercy Health takes seriously its mission to provide healing to members of our community, with a special emphasis on caring for the poor and under-served.

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Mercy Health — St. Anne Hospital opens state-of-the-art hybrid cardiovascular lab

Mercy Health — St. Anne Hospital has added another tool in the treatment of heart disease with the opening of a new hybrid cardiovascular lab.

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Mercy Health — St. Rita’s Medical Center Opens State-of-the-art Electrophysiology Lab

St. Rita’s Medical Center has added another tool to expand the treatment of heart disease with the opening of a new Electrophysiology Lab.

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Camp Robin Celebrates 15 Years

Camp Robin consists of therapeutic activities in a fun, safe environment to help children (ages 4-17) deal with grief.

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Volunteer Opportunities Available at Mercy Health — Clermont Hospital

Mercy Health seeks volunteers for new and exciting opportunities to serve others at both Clermont Hospital and Eastgate Medical Center.

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Mercy Health — Dayton Springfield Emergency Center Embraced by Community

Just three months after opening on October 1, 2019, one thing is clear – Enon, Fairborn and surrounding communities have embraced Mercy Health — Dayton Springfield Emergency Center.

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The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health is One of Five Hospitals in Ohio to Earn Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center Certification

The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check Mark as part of its Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center Certification.

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The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health Once Again Earns Designation as a Lung Cancer Screening Center

Mercy Health — Cincinnati announces that The Jewish Hospital once again earned designation as a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

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Mercy Health Earns Accreditation for Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy Specialty Residencies

Mercy Health is the only health care provider in Cincinnati and just one of five health care systems in Ohio to hold both these accreditations.

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Mercy Health Donates to Graves County ASAP’s Syringe Exchange Program

Mercy Health Foundation - Lourdes officials recently presented representatives of the Graves County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP) with a donation of sterile needles for the organization’s syringe exchange program.

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Mercy Health Reaches Milestone in Watchman Device Placement

Mercy Health announces that cardiologists with Mercy Health — The Heart Institute have reached a significant milestone with a revolutionary stroke prevention treatment available for patients with atrial fibrillation, or A-fib.

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Mercy Health Long Term Care Facility Earns National Distinction from Newsweek

Mercy Health — Assumption Village was ranked amongst the top 400 nursing homes in the country.

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Mercy Health’s Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement Program Reaches Milestone

The Heart Institute’s transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) team has reached a new milestone, completing its 300th procedure late last year at Fairfield Hospital.

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Mercy Health — Children’s Hospital and Nationwide Children’s Hospital Announce Affiliation

We are pleased to announce an innovative affiliation to enhance pediatric health care services for children and their families in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.

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Bon Secours Mercy Health Accelerates Living Wage Compensation

Bon Secours Mercy Health announced today a new compensation model designed to enable its associates and their families to enjoy a dignified livelihood while working, and in retirement.

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Mercy Health — Springfield and OHC Update Care Delivery Agreement

Mercy Health will acquire OHC’s Springfield practice, which consists of 22 full-time equivalent clinical support staff supporting ambulatory cancer clinic treatments and chemo infusion therapy.

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Mercy Health’s Draper a National Nurse of the Year Finalist

Mercy Health — Lourdes Hospital’s Rhonda Kay Draper, RN., was one of the two finalists for the 2019 Press Ganey Nurse of the Year Award.

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The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health Reaccredited for Leukemia Care

Once again, The Jewish Hospital is only the second hospital in the nation to earn the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and certification for its leukemia care program.

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Society of Thoracic Surgeons Bestows Top Quality Rating on Mercy Health

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has once again bestowed its distinguished three-star rating – the best possible rating – on Mercy Health – Springfield Regional Medical Center.

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Mercy Health Earns Hidden Scar System of Excellence Honors for Breast Surgery Program

Mercy Health is the only health system in Ohio to earn this designation, which notes that Hidden Scar surgeons perform more than half of the system’s breast cancer surgeries.

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Mercy Health — Springfield Announces Retirement of Chief Medical Officer Don Johnson, MD

Mercy Health — Springfield announces that after 18 years of administrative leadership service, Chief Medical Officer Don Johnson, MD has announced his retirement.

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Mercy Health Donates $5,000 to Police Foundation for Training Simulator

Mercy Health — Lourdes Hospital has donated $5,000 to the Police Foundation of Paducah-McCracken County to assist in the purchase of an interactive training simulator.

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Mercy Health Foundation — Lourdes Adds Board Members

Mercy Health Foundation — Lourdes has added four new members to its board and elevated current board members Glenn Denton and Rodger Harrison to the respective roles of chair and vice chair.

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Mercy Health Hospitals Once Again Earn Advanced Certification as Primary Stroke Centers

Mercy Health - Anderson, Fairfield and West Hospitals and The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health have once again earned advanced certification as primary stroke centers from the Joint Commission.

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Mercy Health – Cincinnati’s Four Sleep Centers Earn Accreditation

The surveyor found no issues needing attention, noting that only about 10% of sleep centers can make that claim.

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Springfield Names Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Mercy Health – Springfield has named Rhonda Beane its Chief Nursing Officer and Chris Howe its Chief Operating Officer.

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Mercy Health Building New Interventional Radiology Suite at Clermont Hospital

Mercy Health has started construction on a $2 million project that will create a new 900-square foot interventional radiology suite and allow for expanded patient services at Clermont Hospital.

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Mercy Health Honored by KODA for Organ and Tissue Donation

Mercy Health received the organization’s Outstanding Achievement in Organ and Tissue Donation award and was one of only six hospitals in KODA’s service area to achieve this distinction.

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Mercy Health Offers High-Risk Breast Program

The High-Risk Breast Program identifies high-risk individuals and offers them increased screening, genetic counseling and comprehensive education about preventative options.

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Mercy Health Cincinnati Names Jennifer Jackson Chief Nursing Officer of West Hospital

Mercy Health — Cincinnati has named Jennifer Jackson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, as the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of West Hospital.

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Mercy Health — Youngstown Wins Gold Medal Award for Residency Program for Third Year

For the third year in a row, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Physicians have awarded the Mercy Health – Youngstown’s internal medicine residency program with the 2019 Gold Medal Award.

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New music program at Mercy Health — St. Rita’s Medical Center promotes comfort and healing

Musicians from the community can help provide comfort and healing to patients and all those who enter the doors of Mercy Health — St. Rita’s Medical Center.

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Lung Cancer Screenings and Information Sessions Available from Mercy Health in October and November

Mercy Health – Springfield is offering lung cancer screenings and information sessions on lung cancer throughout Clark and Champaign counties.

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Mercy Health Foundation Receives $52,000 Grant for Epilepsy Unit

The Mercy Health Foundation Lourdes has received $52,000 in grant funding from the Delta Regional Authority to support the new Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.

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Cincinnati Names Shane Knisley President of Clermont Hospital

Mercy Health – Cincinnati has named Shane Knisley as the president of Clermont Hospital. Knisley assumes the role on October 28 from Justin Krueger, who Mercy Health named as Fairfield Hospital’s president earlier this year.

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Mercy Health Expands Mammography Same Day Results Program

Mercy Health is making knowing the results of your mammogram as easy and stress-free as possible with the I Know mammography and biopsy results program.

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Advanced Mammography and DEXA Scans Now Available at Mercy Health — Urbana Hospital

Urbana Hospital now has advanced mammography screening and DEXA scans available for patients.

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Mercy Health Orthopedic Surgeon Richard Miller completes 100th surgery with NAVIO™ Robotic-assisted Surgery System

Mercy Health is proud to congratulate orthopedic surgeon Richard Miller, DO, on completing 100 surgeries.

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Mercy Health Accepting Patients for New High Risk Breast Cancer Clinic

Mercy Health is now accepting patients with a personal or family history of breast cancer for its high-risk breast cancer clinic.

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