RURAL OHIO HOSPITAL BALANCES NEEDS AND COSTS WITH CAREFUL PLANNING
By Jessica Griffith
Mercy Hospital of Tiffin is coping with a problem not uncommon to small, community hospitals.
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1913, the hospital in Tiffin, Ohio, located in the northwest part of the state, is struggling with an aged building, an increased demand for services and a limited budget.
Because the original building has been renovated and added onto numerous times, patients have a hard time finding their way through the hospital, says Charles Ervin, director of facility and support operations at Mercy Hospital.
“Our older building does not offer an opportunity to completely utilize changing technology,” Mr. Ervin adds.
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