Perry County Memorial Hospital partners with Mercy

PERRYVILLE, Mo. (KBSI) – Mercy and Perry County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees finalized a lease agreement for Mercy to operate and manage the county-owned Perry County memorial hospital with the approval of the Perry County Commission.

“One of the biggest things that we’re most excited about is, Mercy’s investment into our healthcare delivery system.” Says CEO and President, Chris Wibbenmeyer.

The integration process will include installing a new electronic health record system. This state-of-the-art system provides one medical record available to all Mercy’s Health care providers.

Wibbenmeyer says the new resources are the next step for the hospital, “That will vastly change the way we operate on a day-to-day basis and provide a level of interoperability between us and other health systems, that will only stand to benefit our patients.”

It also offers patients online appointment scheduling, access to their records, contact with their physicians, online bill payment and more through the MyMercy patient portal and the MyMercy app.

Chief Nursing Officer says she is happy with the integration of new technology for the hospital.

Amber Bishop, the Chief Nursing Officer for Perry County Memorial Hospital says, “This is the next step that we need to take to be able to provide all the care that we can. In our community and to be able to take us to that next level.”

Mercy intends to retain all current PCMH employees, who will become Mercy co-workers, an important stabilizing factor given the staffing challenges facing many industries including health care.

Wibbenmeyer continues, “We’re just really excited for healthcare in the southeast Missouri region in the years to come.”

Integration of the hospital and PCMH is expected to take place this fall.

The PCMH board of trustees negotiated the lease agreement and voted four to one to approve it.

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