Mercy Health-Youngstown eyes outpatient growth — 3 insights

While Mercy Health-Youngstown's (Ohio) three hospitals are critical to their operations, the hospital is eyeing outpatient care as its future, Business Journal Daily reports.

What you should know:

1. Mercy Health is currently aligning its employed physicians with ancillary support services in Ohio communities

2. Mercy Health hinted at future acquisition activity but did not offer specifics.

3. "The industry is becoming much less hospital-centric. Community-based ambulatory care has proven to be efficient, patient-centric and high quality, and we see much of our growth acknowledging this trend and extending further into communities," said Mercy Health-Youngstown President John Luellen, MD.

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