Merced, CA – October 7, 2019 – Serving the community is one of our highest priorities. Mercy Medical Center annually reports on community health programs, including the health needs being addressed, programs and measurable objectives, and the economic value of our community benefit in Merced County.
Our comprehensive approach to improve community health includes financial assistance for those unable to afford medically necessary care, a range of prevention and health improvement programs conducted by the hospital with community partners, and investing in efforts that address social determinants of health.
Mercy Medical Center offers financial assistance for medically necessary hospital services to patients who meet certain criteria. More information about Dignity Health’s Financial Assistance Policy, including who is eligible to receive assistance, can be found online on the Mercy Medical Center web site.
In fiscal year 2019 (FY19), Mercy Medical Center provided $8,873,009 in patient financial assistance, unreimbursed costs of Medicaid, community health improvement services, and other community benefits.
Mercy Medical Center coordinates 32 community programs that served 119,220 individuals in FY19.
About Mercy Medical Center
Mercy Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health and a part of CommonSpirit Health, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the nation dedicated to advancing health for all and serving communities in 21 states. As an acute care hospital fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation and Healthcare Organizations, with 8 levels and 186 licensed beds, Mercy Medical Center is one of largest employers in Merced County and has been serving the community since 1873. Its inviting, open design provides a positive healing environment where patients enjoy the peace and comfort of private rooms and birthing suites.
Mercy Medical Center is a certified Primary Stroke Center, has advanced certification for the total hip and knee replacements, and has an ACoS accredited oncology program at the Mercy UC Davis Cancer Center. Other services offered include a Center for Diabetes, Breastfeeding Education Center, Family Birth Center, Family Care Clinics, Health Education Center, Home Care, rehabilitation services, and an outpatient surgical and diagnostic center.