Mercy celebrates 125 years 
of service in the Ozarks

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Doug Stroemel, Mercy Administrator for Cassville and Aurora, stands with employees Linda Cooper, credentialing and privacy coordinator, and George Roden, director of operations and human resources, who carried commemorative flags during a special ceremony to celebrate Mercy's 125-year anniversary at the Cassville and Aurora hospital locations Thursday. Cooper and Roden have been with the hospital system for 35 years and have the most years of service. The Mercy Hospital system came into being in 1891 when the Sisters of Mercy responded to a request for help in the Ozarks, traveling from St. Louis to Springfield and turning an eight-room house into the town's first hospital. Over the next 125 years, their ministry expanded and now encompasses several communities in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas. Mercy Springfield Communities now includes six hospitals, three specialty hospitals, nearly 700 doctors, about 10,000 employees and numerous clinic locations. Contributed photo

Doug Stroemel, Mercy Administrator for Cassville and Aurora, stands with employees Linda Cooper, credentialing and privacy coordinator, and George Roden, director of operations and human resources, who carried commemorative flags during a special ceremony to celebrate Mercy's 125-year anniversary at the Cassville and Aurora hospital locations Thursday.

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