Mercy Medical Center (Roseburg, Oregon)

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Mercy Medical Center
Catholic Health Initiatives[1]
Photograph of Mercy Medical Center.
Mercy Medical Center in July 2013.
Location Roseburg, Oregon, United States
Funding Non-profit[2]
Hospital type Community
Affiliated university Catholic
Emergency department Level III trauma center
Helipad Yes
Beds 174
Founded 1909
Lists Hospitals in Oregon

Mercy Medical Center is a rural[3] non-profit community hospital located in the city of Roseburg, in the US State of Oregon. Mercy Medical Center has 171 licensed beds on a 90-acre (36 ha) campus,[4] and the hospital has a heliport for patients arriving to the emergency room via helicopter. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Mercy Medical Center is the only hospital in Douglas County, Oregon, and has been since 2000.[5] With 1,139 employees, the hospital is the second largest employer in the county, and in Roseburg.[6]

In the most recent year with available data, Mercy Medical Center had 45,870 emergency room visits, 7,180 admissions, 1,679 inpatient surgeries, and 584 outpatient surgeries.[7] Mercy Medical Center uses the electronic health record MEDITECH.[8]


The hospital was started by the Sisters of Mercy in 1909.[9] At the time, the hospital contained 25 beds.[9] In the year 2000, Douglas Community Hospital closed its doors, making Mercy Medical Center the only hospital in Douglas County, Oregon.[5]

In 2007, Mercy Medical Center closed its behavioral health unit because of costs.[10]


  1. ^ "Mercy Medical Center - Roseburg". Catholic Health Initiatives. 
  2. ^ "UNITED STATES CATHOLIC CONFERENCE MERCY MEDICAL CENTER INC". Pro Publica: Journalism in the Public Interest. 
  3. ^ "Oregon's Small and Rural Hospitals". Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. 
  4. ^ "Fiscal Year 2013 Community Benefit Report" (PDF). Mercy Medical Center. 
  5. ^ a b Cegavske, Carisa (January 16, 2013). "Douglas County doctors and Mercy Medical Center forge partnership". The News Review. 
  6. ^ "Douglas County Largest Employers" (PDF). Umpqua Economic Development Partnership. 
  7. ^ "Mercy Medical Center". US News & World Report. 
  8. ^ "Congratulations". MEDITECH. 
  9. ^ a b "About Mercy Medical Center". Mercy Medical Center. 
  10. ^ The Associated Press (September 14, 2007). "Roseburg Hospital to Close Mental Health Unit". The Oregonian. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

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Coordinates: 43°14′28″N 123°21′58″W / 43.241°N 123.366°W / 43.241; -123.366