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Headquarters Chesterfield, MO
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1871
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Health Care

Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves millions of people annually. Mercy includes 32 acute care hospitals, four heart hospitals, two children’s hospitals, three rehab hospitals and one orthopedic hospital, nearly 700 clinic and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,100 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas... More

Mission: As the Sisters of Mercy before us, we bring to life the healing ministry of Jesus through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

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Transforming the Health of Our Communities

Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 33 acute care hospitals, four heart hospitals, two children’s hospitals, two rehab hospitals and one orthopedic hospital, nearly 700 clinic and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,100 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. 

Mercy Heritage

  • Sisters of Mercy Founder Catherine McAuley opens the first House of Mercy in 1827 in Dublin, Ireland
  • During the Crimean War, in the mid 1800s, Sisters of Mercy work alongside Florence Nightingale
  • First Mercy hospital in the world opens in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1857
  • By the late 1800s, the Sisters of Mercy found more schools than any other religious order in the English-speaking world
  • Central Bank of Ireland honors Founder Catherine McAuley for her impact on Irish culture by putting her picture on a £5 note
  • Sisters of Mercy are currently seeking sainthood through the Roman Catholic Church for Founder Catherine McAuley
  • Sisters of Mercy Health System, which was formed in 1986, transitioned in 2011 to one name - Mercy - across four states

Mercy Hospitals

Mercy operates acute care, specialty care and critical access hospitals in communities across four states.


Mercy Clinic

Across four states, a team of more than 2,100 Mercy primary and specialty care physicians, 600 advanced practitioners and supporting staff deliver health care services through more than 300 offices. 

Outreach Ministries

Mercy serves a variety of special needs, particularly for low-come patients, in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

  • Mercy Family Center is a behavioral health clinic for adolescents and their families, serving New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Mississippi Health Advocacy Program in Jackson, Mississippi, focuses on improving health policies, practices and funding, especially for the poor and needy.
  • Mercy Ministries of Laredo provides primary health care services, a domestic violence shelter and an education center in Laredo, Texas.


  • Among the first health care organizations in the U.S. to have a comprehensive, integrated electronic health record providing real-time, paperless access to patient information.
  • MyMercy, a free service, allows patients to connect online with their doctors, plus see medical information, view test results, renew prescriptions, schedule appointments and e-visits using a personal computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • Health Information and Management Systems Society, a global leader in health care technology, designated Mercy a stage six of a seven-stage process, joining the ranks of health care leaders such as Johns Hopkins and Mayo Clinic
  • $60 million data center provides fail-safe protection and power. When an EF5 tornado struck Mercy's Joplin facility in 2011, patient records electronically backed up at offsite data center were immediately available
  • Mercy SafeWatch, the largest electronic ICU in the nation, provides 24-hour vigilance to critically ill patients. Alongside on-site medical teams, high-definition cameras and sophisticated technology allow specialized ICU physicians and nurses in a central command center to expand each patient's care team


  • Named 2013 "Most Wired" health care organization by the American Hospital Association - the tenth time since 1999
  • Named top health care supply chain operation in the world, just second overall to Cardinal Health


  • In Fiscal Year 2012, Mercy saved more than $2 million and diverted more than 80,000 pounds of waste from local landfills. Since beginning a green initiative in 2009 that involves reprocessing medical devices, Mercy has more than doubled its savings and quadrupled the amount of waste that no longer goes to landfills

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Pros: The people are caring. Management cares if you succeed. The mission is important and a good one. They live by their mission. Every day you feel like you are helping people. Full Review

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Springfield, MO Jan 2010 Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interview Details – Only one interview. It was informal and insightful. I knew I would be a good fit from the start. The questions were not difficult, or lengthy.
Broad discussion and abstractions of the upcoming task/projects. Detailed discussions of the mission critical components and aspects.
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Mercy Awards & Accolades

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Gallup Great Workplace Award, Gallup, 2010

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