Mercy Fort Smith is turning away ER patients if they have none life threaten injuries. I understand what the function of a ER are but the spin Mercy is spinning I don't agree with. They said they refer the walkins to another clinic or the people have to pay a $150.00 fee to be seen at the ER. What they don't say is all other clinics are not going to treat without $100.00 to $150.00 up front charge. What does the name Mercy imply? compassion? They are a non-profit hospital but please don't ask them for some charity. They are money hungry.. They fired several employees a couple years ago that had 30-40 years of service to St. Edward's to save money. Spark's is a for profit hospital and are up front telling you they a for profit company. Mercy is two face claiming to be non-profit but they don't take charity patients. Found this on the internet "Nonprofit hospitals are typically considered to accept everyone who comes in the doors, regardless of their ability to pay. Therefore, nonprofit hospitals receive a tax exemption." Makes one wonder is Mercy receiving the tax exemptions?
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