Two major hospital systems serve the Toledo region: ProMedica and Mercy. Together they employ more than 21,000 people, representing the area’s largest employment sector. Their combined community benefit, including outreach programs, medical education and research, and subsidized health services, totaled close to $200 million last year.
Established in 1986, ProMedica is the largest healthcare system in the region, serving northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. ProMedica’s vast network offers diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties in areas such as emergency medicine and trauma, heart and vascular, oncology, orthopaedics, neurology and women’s and children’s services.
ProMedica’s 11 member and affiliate hospitals include:
• Bay Park Community Hospital, Oregon, Ohio
• Bixby Medical Center, Adrian, Michigan
• Defiance Regional Medical Center, Defiance, Ohio
• Flower Hospital, Sylvania, Ohio
• Fostoria Community Hospital, Fostoria, Ohio
• Herrick Medical Center, Tecumseh, Michigan
• Lima Memorial Health System, Lima, Ohio
• St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee, Ohio
• Toledo Children’s Hospital, Toledo, Ohio
• The Toledo Hospital, Toledo, Ohio
• Wildwood Medical Center, Toledo, OhioProMedica’s largest construction effort to date, The Renaissance at The Toledo Hospital and Toledo Children’s Hospital, features a new 10-level, 500,000-square-foot patient tower designed specifically to enhance the patient care experience, expand services and better serve patients in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.
The new tower houses many of the most important clinical areas of The Toledo Hospital and Toledo Children’s Hospital, including the surgical intensive care unit (ICU), adult intermediate care units, newborn intensive care unit (NICU), general pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology.
As part of the ProMedica Cancer Institute, there are two specially-designated cancer centers available to patients in the region. As the area’s largest provider of radiation services, the Hickman Cancer Center at Flower Hospital serves as the central hub of ProMedica Cancer Institute’s services and highly-specialized technologies. The Breast Care Center on the campus of Flower Hospital provides a full range of digital diagnostic and screening mammography services, including an R2 Image Checker Computer Aided Detection System to assist in the early detection of breast cancer. Toledo Children’s Hospital’s pediatric hematology/oncology program is located within the Debbie Brass Children’s Cancer Center, where the physicians and staff are specifically trained to treat children from birth through their young-adult years. Treatment encompasses all hematologic disorders, including sickle cell disease, bleeding disorders and cancers.
Mercy is a faith-based, seven-hospital system and a preferred provider of healthcare services for a 20-county area in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.
Mercy’s facilities include:
• Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center
• Mercy Children's Hospital
• Mercy St. Charles Hospital
• Mercy St. Anne Hospital
• Mercy Willard Hospital
• Mercy Tiffin Hospital
• Mercy Hospital of Defiance
The Mercy Heart & Vascular Center is the first free-standing facility in our region dedicated to heart and vascular care. An experienced team of cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and vascular specialists work together with nursing and support staff to ensure the best possible outcome for patients. Care is patient-centered, with spacious private rooms featuring large windows, bedside check-in so patients can be taken immediately to the comfort of their own room and a "universal bed" approach – patients stay in one room throughout their stay, and large family gathering areas with kitchen amenities are available. Region-leading technology features operating rooms equipped with the latest imaging capabilities, advanced diagnostic technology, full treatment capabilities from cardiac catheterization to angioplasty and stenting and the region's first dedicated endovascular capabilities.
Both systems offer patients the latest in minimally-invasive surgical (MIS) approaches through the use of the da Vinci® surgical system. Utilizing this innovative robotic technology, surgeons can perform some of the most complex procedures through 1-2 cm incisions, thus significantly reducing the amount of blood loss, pain and length of stay in the hospital.