The Oberlin Review

Mercy Health Will Merge with Bon Secours Health System by End of Year

Mercy Health Will Merge with Bon Secours Health System by End of Year

March 2, 2018

Mercy Health, the hospital network that operates the Mercy Allen Hospital in Oberlin, is merging with the Bon Secours Health System in a move that would create the fifth-largest Catholic health system in the country. While details such as the leadership and name of the new network are still being negotiated, the merger will be finalized by the end of the year. Maureen Richmond, Senior Director of Integrated Communications for Mercy Allen Hospital, said that the company does not expect the merger to i...

Mercy Endangers Patients with Religious Ideals

Cyrus Eosphoros, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2016

Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Editor’s Note: This op-ed contains discussion of medical malpractice, ableism, transphobia and homophobia. In February of this year, The Guardian acquired a leaked report describing how a single Mercy Health Partners hospital in Muskegon, MI, endangered the lives of five pregnant women in 17 months (“Abortion ban linked to dangerous miscarriages at Catholic hospitals, report claims,” Feb. 18) when its healthcare providers refused to induce labor in women who were going through a miscarriage on the grounds that it would be tantamount to abortion. These five women almost died. Our closest local hospital system, Mercy Health — unrelated to the one in Michigan — is comprised of Catholic hospitals. It takes s...

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