Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center


Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center has worked to stabilize the area surrounding its campus for many years. In addition to providing much needed medical services and employment for the area’s residents, it initiated the Cherry St. Legacy project in 2008 and developed the Cherry St. Legacy Plan in 2009. Since the plans creation we have built 41 new green homes that won the Energy Star Award for most affordable housing on a National level in 2015.

We carry out an ongoing stakeholder engagement process to address community issues such as crime, neighborhood improvements and health and wellbeing.

Since the new President and CEO, Thomas Arquilla, assumed the position in 2014, a new and broader articulation of the hospital’s aspirations is taking shape. The hospital hopes to have a revitalizing effect from I 475 to the Greenbelt Parkway. Working with a broad array of partners the hospital hopes to create a renaissance along the lines of Cleveland’s “Miracle Mile” in Toledo. The hospital is currently working on a one, three and five year implementation plan that will include funding strategy, acquisition strategy, neighborhood revitalization strategy and marketing strategy.

The hospital is embarking on its own business campaign including an expanded emergency department on Cherry Street and has completed 18,000 sq. ft. clinics in surrounding communities to provide ready access to Mercy Services.