Mercy to invest USD 74 million at St. Anthony’s Medical Center
Category: #health  By Dhananjay Punekar  Date: 2018-06-14
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Mercy to invest USD 74 million at St. Anthony’s Medical Center

Mercy, one of the largest Catholic health systems in the United States, will be constructing a 70,000-sq. foot standalone cancer institute at its new campus, St. Anthony’s Medical center. The project is forecast to be completed next year and will cost nearly USD 54 million, cite reliable sources.

Incidentally, prior to the project announcement, Mercy’s authorities held a number of discussions with community leaders and residents to understand what exactly they expected from the hospital. Mike McCurry, President of St. Anthony’s, was quoted stating that through these meetings, cancer care had been identified as being one of the most important requirements for the community.

Reportedly, the new cancer institution is likely to compete against Siteman Cancer Center of BJC HealthCare, a non-profit healthcare firm based in St. Louis County, located less than five miles away from St. Anthony Medical Center’s campus. Mercy has announced that St. Anthony will be rebranded as Mercy Hospital South on 1st October this year.

Apparently, Siteman had launched its 84,000-sq. foot cancer center in 2013 near Interstate 55 & Butler Hill Road. Since then, the organization had constructed facilities at myriad satellite sites across the metros. The move had helped some of the cancer patients to receive treatment as well as care in the vicinity of their households without having to travel BJC’s flagship campus in Central West End.

Mercy has announced that in addition of constructing a new cancer care facility, it will invest over USD 20 million for the construction of nine new primary care hospitals across the Southern region, inclusive of Monroe County, Jefferson County, and Hillsboro County. The move has come in the wake of identifying the need for greater access to primary care doctors.

For the record, in 2014, Mercy was planning to expand its hospital facility by adding 200 beds for geriatric patients, 120 among which were supposed to be dedicated for skilled nursing and another 80 beds were to be used as assisted-living beds. However, the plans proved to be unsuccessful, cite sources.



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