November 2009

Transfer of St. John’s to Sisters of Mercy Health System Complete

The transfer of St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Joplin, MO, to the Sisters of Mercy Health System, St. Louis, MO, occurred on November 1. Mercy took on full responsibility for operating St. John’s and related facilities. The board of St. John’s, which recommended the transfer to CHI, expects the new affiliation with a regional system to provide greater leverage in the local market while continuing a Catholic health ministry founded in 1896.