Future Medicine: Mercy to build 120,000-square-foot Virtual Care Center

Image credit: Mercy

Image credit: Mercy

Catholic health system Mercy has announced plans to build a 120,000-square-foot Virtual Care Center to care for patients in multiple states in the central US.

According to their fundraising document, Mercy is the “nation’s number one integrated health system, providing a coordinated continuum of services” and consists of “more than 4,000 physicians and approximately 30,000 health care professionals.”

Mercy's goal is to reach all their members -

Whether you live in an urban or rural community, our health care staff will bring a consistent, high degree of advanced capabilities to all communities near and far, deliver exceptional care and dramatically improve turnaround times.
Image credit: Mercy

Image credit: Mercy

The Virtual Care Center will care for patients at multiple sites through a staff of cardiologists, intensivists, neurologists, pathologist, radiologist, pharmacists, and nurses. The clinician team will include case managers, disease management, and nurse-on-call services.

To my knowledge this will be the largest virtual care center in the US and will likely spearhead the development of other multispecialty virtual care centers. 

John Oró, MD

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