Mercy Medical Center, a member of Dignity Health, began serving patients in 1944, when the Sisters of Mercy, Burlingame bought Saint Caroline’s Hospital. The current facility was dedicated in 1953 and the hospital has grown and developed into a state-of-the art referral hospital for all of Northern California while retaining its community flavor and reputation for personal care.
In 1975 Mercy Hospital became Mercy Medical Center, Redding, and in 1986 the Sisters of Mercy, Burlingame merged with the Sisters of Mercy of Auburn to form Catholic Healthcare West. In 2012 the name of the corporation was changed to Dignity Health. In 2019, Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives, came together as CommonSpirit Health creating a new nonprofit Health System serving communities across 21 states. Mercy Medical Center is accredited by both JCAHO and the California Medical Association.
Licensed for 283 total beds, it is a designated Regional Level II Trauma Center, maintains a Level III ICN, and supports active Cardiac, Medical, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pediatric, Obstetrical and Surgical sections. The critical care units have 44 beds with additional telemetry unit beds. Our emergency department sees approximately 46,560 visits per year, and the Mercy Regional Cancer Center provides chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Mercy Medical Center is active in our community with a variety of services. The medical staff has over 518 active members in almost all medical specialties, almost half participate in our Residency Program.
We have a comprehensive digital library with ready access to online journals, textbooks, and point of care references. In addition, we have access to professionally trained librarians. Our state of the art teleconferencing network allows us to both access and provide remote medical education.
There are computer workstations dedicated for resident use, including EHR (Cerner) and educational resources (UpToDate, etc.) There is hospital-wide Wi-Fi available for physicians, patients, and visitors.
Mercy Medical Center Redding is in a relatively small city located in rural far Northern California; it is truly a center of medical excellence, innovation, and integrated medical education.