38 | MERCY HEALTH
WHAT IT DOES:
Mercy Health is a system with more than 80 network locations in the Cincinnati area, including six hospitals. HOW IT GREW:
Mercy Health’s recent growth has come from a concerted effort to fill in the gaps of its coverage in Cincinnati. “We really look to care for our community, and we did a very detailed ZIP code analysis of where we were able to serve patients, and where we had gaps,” says President and CEO James May. “Our strategy over the last five years has been to fill those gaps with ambulatory-care centers, physician offices, imaging centers and in one case we even acquired a hospital.”
While Mercy has been expanding its physical presence, May says it has also expanded its focus to stress preventive care.
“We are a mission-based organization, which is moving into the next generation of healthcare, which is focused on trying to keep people healthy,” May says. “There’s been an evolution in healthcare and we are proud to be leading the pack.”