In July of 2010, Mercy Willard Hospital Ohio broke ground for a new $40.5 million two-story, 101,000 square foot, 25 bed critical access hospital on a 44 acre piece of property at 1100 Neal Zick Rd. on the corner of Neal Zick Road and U.S. State Route 224 in Willard, Ohio 44890. Construction began within two weeks of the groundbreaking. The replacement hospital will enhance the patient experience through a variety of improvements, including private patient rooms and the most advanced nurse patient communications for delivering high quality care.
For the new Willard Hospital Mercy Health Partners once again chose Torrence Sound a specialty contractor that the Mercy group has relied on for more than 40 years to provide the highest quality nurse call and communications system technology in their hospitals in the Northern Region of Ohio. Torrence provided a state of the art Rauland Responder 5 nurse call system featuring: VoIP, full duplex communication, touch screen staff terminal stations with fully customizable nurse call buttons, intercom and signaling for work flow, patient stations with bio-seal sanitizing options and tilt release call cords. The Rauland nurse call system is also fully integrated to wireless phones enabling the clinical staff to be alerted of a patients needs and communicate with the patient immediately no matter where they are in the facility greatly decreasing the time required to respond increasing productivity and patient satisfaction. The Torrence nurse patient communication systems also fill critical rolls such as providing centralized response to medical emergencies, hospital wide paging, alerting and communications between first responders and non ambulatory patients or persons with disability facilitating rescue in the event of an emergency.
Willard Hospital is a community hospital committed to providing excellent health care services to its patients and families. Mercy Willard is a member of Mercy Health Partners Northern Region, a seven hospital system and a preferred provider of healthcare services for a 20-county area in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
For the second consecutive year, Catholic Healthcare Partners (CHP) was named to the Top 10 list of health systems in the United States based on their hospitals’ clinical performance in a Thomson Reuters study released in June 2010. CHP is the parent company of Mercy. Data on the clinical outcomes from Mercy’s seven hospitals in Northwest Ohio, including Mercy Willard, were all involved in the data collection studied by Thomson Reuters. Mercy offers a comprehensive range of primary and critical care health services including Life Flight. Area residents continue to benefit from excellence in personalized inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care.