MASON CITY, Iowa - New grant money is taking Mercy Medical Center North Iowa to a whole new level.
The Mercy Health Network is refocusing their work toward a value based program, something that focuses on making life easier for patients following their appointments
This all comes after a grant was awarded to Mercy for $10.1 million.
Vice President of the network, Chris Harff tells us, “This grants’ goal is to help us to cross from volume to value,” and that hospital officials want to use this grant money to help their patients live the most productive lives they can.
Chi Martin, the director of the Population Health; a Mercy program that works with patients to achieve their health goals, says this grant is well deserved and will certainly not go to waste.
Martin tells us, they hope to bring more health coaches into rural clinics to work with patients, and help them get on the right path toward a healthier life.
Money from this grant will go toward all hospitals and practices within the Mercy Health Network, including the Franklin General Hospital, the Kossuth Regional Health Center and the Mitchell County Regional Health Center in Osage.