Health Care

St. James Mercy Hospital

Since an April day in 1890, when the Sisters of Mercy proudly opened the doors of the renovated farmhouse which was to become St. James Mercy, the hospital has been a place of healing and hope for generations of area residents. With just 15 beds, an admitting parlor, emergency ward and an operating room, the tiny hospital admitted its first patient and began its mission of mercy and access to health care to all who are in need. Today, the simple hospital, founded by the Reverend James Early and nurtured under the stewardship of the Sisters, has grown to become St. James Mercy Health, a full-service system offering a continuum of care to the communities of the Southern Tier.

From acute inpatient hospitalization to primary care, long-term and chronic care, cancer treatment, mental health and addiction services...St. James Mercy Health has made it possible for everyone in the region, from tiny newborns to the frail elderly, to receive outstanding care close to home. While much has changed since the hospital’s founding, St. James Mercy Health remains committed to its mission: to respond to the health care needs of the communities it serves with reverence for all life and respect for those who serve as well as those who are served.

St. James Mercy Hospital, staffed by health care professionals and support personnel, still provides the most appropriate setting for the delivery of care for many. Within the hospital, we are able to offer most of the services residents of the area require. For those who need additional specialized care, our partnership with Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester makes it easier to access the needed services. Wherever you are within our region, we’re there.

Southern Tier Health Associates is a growing network of physicians and health care providers located throughout Steuben and Allegany counties. Our partners provide family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, pulmonology and orthopedic at our primary care sites in Hornell, Alfred and Wayland. Rural health care centers are located in Greenwood and Troupsburg. Specialty clinics from Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester further improve access to care.