Mercy was founded in gratitude.
When a young Irish woman named Catherine McAuley received an unexpected inheritance, she gave thanks to God and her benefactor. Catherine used those funds to open the first house of Mercy, serving impoverished women and children in Dublin. Catherine founded the Sisters of Mercy, a new kind of religious community – one that lived outside cloistered walls. The sisters were known as the “walking Sisters” because of their willingness to go out and serve the community.
Formerly St. Anthony’s, our mission has been grounded in tradition and faith: a legacy of caring for generations since 1873, through the devotion of the Franciscan Sisters. This commitment will only grow stronger as we move forward in affiliation with Mercy, which enjoys a similar tradition of faith-based care from the Sisters of Mercy.
Catherine’s legacy lives on through the generous gifts of donors like you. Gifts to Mercy Health Foundation South support critical projects in this community. That’s right. Every dollar you give advances health care right here at home.
Supports nurses who are seeking growth and development in patient care. Funds are intended for co-workers who aspire to a higher level of professional knowledge relative to their field of expertise.
de Greeff Hospice House
Provides bereavement and support services to those entrusted to our care at the end of their lives.
Hyland Behavioral Health Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program
Provides services for adolescents who exhibit behavioral, psychiatric and emotional issues that interfere with their academic, social, emotional and psychological well-being.
Mercy patients and their families often want to say “thanks” in some special way for the exceptional care they received. Our Grateful Families program is one way to express gratitude while helping share the gift of healing with others. Learn more.
Annual Report | FY 2018
Thank you for your generous support and partnership as we continue to carry out Mercy’s mission in the communities we serve.