Mercy Medical Heart has turn into a full member of Cleveland Clinic’s system in a deal announced late last year.
Mercy Medical, a hospital positioned in southeastern Ohio, was beforehand a member of the Sisters of Charity Well being System. It is going to nonetheless keep its Catholic affiliation.
“Collectively, we are going to ship distinctive care to sufferers in Stark County and past as we proceed the Catholic custom of therapeutic the physique, thoughts and spirit,” stated Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., in a press release.
Cleveland Clinic famous that any providers on the 476-bed facility, together with these tied to the response to COVID-19, will proceed with none interruptions.
Cleveland Clinic sought so as to add Mercy Medical again in September 2019 earlier than the 19-hospital system was slammed by the monetary disaster attributable to the pandemic. The system reached a deal again in December with the Sisters of Charity.
Hospitals have grappled with decrease income all through 2020 because of the pandemic. Affected person volumes plummeted in March and April as hospitals have been compelled to cancel elective procedures to protect capability for combating COVID-19.
However Cleveland Clinic has weathered the disaster as volumes crept again up for the remainder of the yr. The system reported operating income of $133.9 million for the third quarter of 2020 thanks partially to federal supplier reduction funds.