A Message From Our CNO

Nurses who practice at Mercy Medical Center are challenged to engage in the complexities and excitement of patient care delivery in the 21st century. The nurse’s capacity to learn, to synthesize, to understand, to make critical judgments – and to work effectively with other team members – is the heart of our Professional Practice Model. With career opportunities in every arena of care – acute, ambulatory, rehabilitative and the home – Mercy Medical Center offers numerous directions for professional practice and career advancement. We also recognize and promote advanced practice roles in order to enhance the development of clinical expertise in the delivery of care to the patients and families we serve.

Mercy’s Division of Nursing Service supports the medical center’s faithbased environment as well as its mission of providing compassionate care for all who come to us. Nurses play a vitally important role in that mission, working side by side as team members with physician and other heath professionals to assure that we maintain the highest standards of patient care.

Simply put, nurses are Mercy’s treasured resource – professionals who provide and coordinate family-centered care. Clinical leadership is exemplified by our environment for caregiving that supports the nurse-patient relationship as well as evidence based practice. Furthermore, nurses and other healthcare professionals form vibrant partnerships on behalf of the patients and families we serve.


Barbara Yingling, RN
Chief Nursing Officer

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