The Ottumwa Courier

May 16, 2013

Mercy Medical Center enters Ottumwa market

MARK NEWMAN
Courier Staff Writer

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa Internal Medicine North and Ottumwa Family Practice and Specialties clinics announced today they have signed a Letter of Intent to join Mercy Clinics, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines and a member of Mercy Health Network.

The announcement indicates practices will continue in operation without interruption in services to patients, and will remain at their current locations in Ottumwa.

Mercy Medical Center bills itself as a not-for-profit Catholic hospital with three campuses. The Mercy Health Network includes 11 hospitals, 26 afiliated hospitals and 142 physician clincs. The network already has a facilities in southeast Iowa with Mercy Medical Center in Centerville and Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield.