Mercy Health to sell children's hospital in Toledo

March 1, 2021

Mercy Health Toledo is selling Mercy Health – Children's Hospital to Nationwide Children's Hospital, a nonprofit system that became a partner in operating the children's hospital this year. The sale is expected to be complete by Jan. 1.

The 72-bed children's hospital is on the campus of Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center. Both hospitals are part of Mercy Health Toledo, a subsidiary of Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health.

The Children's Hospital has a staff of 136. The hospital's pediatric physicians and specialists will have the option of joining Nationwide Children's staff, said Erica Blake, a Mercy Health communications manager. "There will be no change for our nursing staff and other Mercy Health – Children's Hospital team members," she added.

Nationwide Children's main campus in Columbus, Ohio, is home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine. It has affiliations with several other hospitals across Ohio.

After the sale of Mercy Health – Children's Hospital is complete, Nationwide Children's will lease the space where it is housed from Mercy Health Toledo.

The two health systems will continue to collaborate during and after the sale on research and population health initiatives, they said in a joint press release.



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