Mercy Health, the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest employers in the state, has announced it intends to merge with Bon Secours Health System, an East Coast-based health network. The merger will create one of largest health networks in the nation when the deal is finalized.
Here are facts and figures about the company to keep in mind as this story develops.
500: The number of care facilities currently operating in the Mercy Health network, including 23 hospitals and 26 post-acute facilities.
33,500: The number of employees Mercy Health has serving Ohio and Kentucky.
57,000: The total number of expected employees under the new merger.
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2,400: The number of employees in Clark and Champaign Counties.
$8.3 million: The amount of assets Mercy Health currently holds as a company.
$350 million: The estimated economic impact the company has on the region.
2011: The year the Springfield Regional Medical Center was built.
7: The number of states the health network, when merged with Bon Secours Health Systems, will span in the eastern U.S.