This hospital started out in a house and the Sisters there cared for the sick, sometimes walking 10 miles to tend patients. They were the only caregivers for those sick with smallpox during an 1899 outbreak in Springfield. One Sister even contracted the disease but survived.
Fast forward to Mercy Hospital 2018. The issues of the past few years regarding patient care have been vigorously addressed and Mercy has emerged as a leader in healthcare for Springfield and Southwest Missouri.
From the first point of contact my experience with Mercy has been outstanding with few exceptions. The patient care staff, the doctors and medical staff, EMTs, right down to the cafeteria staff has been consistently helpful and caring beyond anything I could have hoped for. This hospital and it's incredible team have been helping me address a long list of health issues that have been accumulating for decades while maintaining my dignity. Mercy hospital has truly saved my life and shown me that someone cares. If you have had a negative experience with Mercy in the past please give them another chance before judging the entire hospital. I will be forever grateful to Mercy and it's employees.