Hermann Area District Hospital and Mercy Agree to Review Affiliation Options

Options to be Explored During 90-day Period

Article Date: Feb. 6th, 2015


Hermann, MO — Hermann Area District Hospital (HADH), located in Hermann, Missouri, and Mercy, headquartered in Chesterfield, Missouri, are pleased to announce they have begun official talks to review additional affiliation options.

In January, the HADH board of directors asked Mercy to review how it may be able to assist HADH further, and specifically, for Mercy to develop recommendations over the next 90 days. HADH and Mercy have an existing affiliation agreement dating back to March 2013.

Beginning earlier this week, after both parties agreed to the terms and the scope of the 90-day review process, work officially began on exploring affiliation options. HADH is interested in whether an expanded affiliation with Mercy would help it find efficiencies relating to a variety of issues, including expanding access to physicians and services and addressing infrastructure and supply needs.

“After working closely with Mercy for two years, I know its leaders truly want a relationship that’s beneficial to both of our organizations, but even more so, a relationship that’s beneficial to the residents of our communities,” said Dan McKinney, HADH administrator. “I’m excited to be exploring how we may be able to work even more closely with Mercy.”

“Mercy and Hermann Area District Hospital have had a very positive affiliation for more than two years,” said Terri McLain, president of Mercy Hospital Washington. “Now, we’re eager to see if there’s more we can do to help them better tackle the challenges facing all health care organizations right now.”

Mercy hopes to present affiliation options to the HADH board in approximately 90 days.

Hermann Area District Hospital is a 24-bed critical access hospital located in Hermann, Mo. The hospital provides a 24-hour emergency room, inpatient and outpatients services. The medical staff includes board certified family medicine physicians and board certified general surgeon as well as several physicians who provide hospitalist and emergency department care. Hermann Area District Hospital was established as a district in 1967. It is operated by a board of directors that is elected by district residents.

Mercy is the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves millions of people annually. Mercy includes 33 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 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

Mercy Hospital Washington is a member of Mercy. It is a 166-bed hospital located just 50 miles southwest of St. Louis, Mo., and serves all or parts of Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, St. Charles, St. Louis and Warren counties. The hospital offers comprehensive emergency, heart, cancer, surgical, obstetric, pediatric and other health services. The hospital is supported by the care of more than 140 physicians and advanced practitioners who are part of Mercy Clinic.

Mercy Clinic is a physician-governed group of more than 2,100 medical providers across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and, Oklahoma. With access to Mercy’s facilities, electronic health records, telemedicine and each other, Mercy Clinic providers can give their patients the best care available, regardless of the patient’s location. Patients of Mercy Clinic providers can connect to their own health records and health teams anywhere they connect to the Internet. For more information, visit mymercy.net.