In January 2002, Mercy Health Partners opened a medical research department to centralize the research efforts of the hospital.
Because research is regulated by the federal government, the consolidation of all medical research to one area will help MHP maintain necessary records and comply with governmental policies and standards.
MHP's medical research department provides doctors with general research opportunities and is a valuable medical resource for medical school doctors doing their residency work at MHP.
Research at MHP is open to any area of medicine. Currently, most of the research being conducted is cardiovascular in nature. The department hopes to have studies started in the field of orthopedic medicine and oncology in the near future.
Participation in the trials is voluntary, with most of the subjects being past patients of MHP. If you wish to learn more about MHP's medical research department and upcoming research efforts, please call 231-672-3941.