Mercy’s outreach extends far beyond our hospital and MercyCare Clinics. Whether it’s offering walk-in mammogram appointments in our mobile mammogram van in rural areas or our Webinars that are accessible by anyone with a computer, we are a community-based healthcare organization. Our roots are mission-based, with giving back to the community a top priority. We provide the same level of compassionate, top-level care to all individuals, including the under- and uninsured.
In the past year Mercy Medical Center accrued 26,048 community benefits hours –11.33 hours per full-time employee! We connect you to high-quality healthcare as we reach out to the community.
Mercy Medical Center takes a collaborative approach in assessing the needs of the community it serves. A Community Health Needs Assessment was conducted by Healthy Linn Care Network, a branch of the Linn County Public Health Department. Data and information was collected through qualitative and quantitative methods and a Health Improvement Plan was developed. Mercy partners with several community organizations to address the top five community health needs: obesity (and related chronic health conditions including diabetes and cardiovascular disease); mental health; substance abuse; cancer; and sexually transmitted infections and Human Immunodeficiency Virus.