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How Value Gives Healthcare Providers an Edge
Health Leaders Media

Mercy, the nation’s sixth-largest Catholic health system, is by all accounts a thriving and innovative 32-hospital health system that is based in Chesterfield, Mo., and operates in four states. But Alan Scarrow, MD, is under no illusions. It will have to compete hard to remain so.

The neurosurgeon and president of Mercy Springfield (Mo.) Communities, which includes Mercy Hospital Springfield, is competing with dozens of hospitals and health systems, not just locally but across the country and beyond over what he and many others see as a shrinking revenue pie. Innovation and transparency, he says, are the key tools in that competition.