Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital Celebrates 15th Anniversary

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital is planning a weeklong celebration to commemorate 15 years of serving the community.

The celebration is focused on the expansion of the hospital system’s health care ministry in the Valley when in 2007, Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital opened its doors.

The foundation of Mercy Health dates to 1911 when St. Elizabeth Youngstown opened under the management of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary.

“When our foundresses first came to the region more than 110 years ago, they did so with the goal of proving easy access to high-quality and compassionate care,” said John Luellen, president, Mercy Health – Youngstown. “Now, more than a century later, we are celebrating the work being done in Boardman to that help fulfill that mission.”

The hospital’s leadership team kicked off the celebratory week today by serving lunch to its staff.

St. Elizabeth Boardman underwent a major expansion in 2012 with a 165,000-square-foot, seven story inpatient bed tower. Over the years, the hospital has also seen several updates and expansions including:

  • Achieved Magnet status in nursing in 2011
  • Relocated Labor and Delivery to Boardman in 2014 and now more than 3,500 babies are delivered each year at the hospital.
  • Opened medical oncology and infusion services in medical office building in 2021
  • Expanded physician network when added three residency programs to campus including emergency medicine, family medicine and otolaryngology
  • Robotics program for general and gynecological surgical procedures began in 2017, growing year over year to now more than 750 procedures being performed annually. Urological robotics was added in 2021
  • A specialized robot for total hip and total knee replacements was added in 2018 and now more than 250 of these types of procedures are done every year

“We take great pride in having served our community for more than 100 years, including 15 at our location in Boardman, said Genie Aubel, president, Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

“Healthcare is truly a calling and what makes it even more special to our teams is that we are able to provide care to those in the communities where we live and raise our families. I am so proud of each and every one of our team members for their tireless efforts in serving the health and well-being needs of our patients and our community.”

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