St. Anthony’s Medical Center has entered into an agreement to affiliate with Mercy, one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the region.
Leaders, board members and physicians from both organizations are finalizing the details, with the goal of completing the agreement this spring. Under the agreement, St. Anthony’s will affiliate with Mercy’s four hospitals and 730 physicians in metropolitan St. Louis.
The move leaves St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield as the sole remaining independent hospital in the area.
Mercy comprises 43 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 employees and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
St. Anthony’s Medical Center, the third-largest medical center in the St. Louis area, has 3,500 employees and nearly 670 medical staff members, including a 176-member physician organization. St. Anthony’s also operates four urgent care facilities — located in Arnold, Fenton, Lemay and Kirkwood.