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.
The Sisters of Mercy arrived in Oklahoma in 1884 and their mission continues today at Mercy Hospital Ada.
Mercy Health Foundation Ada was formed in October 2013 with a focus on improving community health care, enhancing patient programs, providing life-saving equipment and funding capital projects. Since 2013, the Foundation has raised more than $3 million to benefit Mercy’s important work in Ada.
Catherine’s legacy lives on through the generous gifts of donors like you. Gifts to Mercy Health Foundation Ada support critical projects in this community. That’s right. Every dollar you give advances health care right here at home.
Access and Assistance
Patients in and around Ada should be able to access health care services conveniently and confidently. Mercy Health Foundation Ada benefits telemedicine programs that leverage technology to remove geographic barriers and bring primary and specialty care to patients in rural communities. The Foundation supports programs such as the Community Paramedic Program that help close gaps in care for rural residents.
Like the Sisters of Mercy before us, we are blazing a new trail to find lifelong cures through modern thinking and innovation.
Mercy Hospital Ada’s cancer center is the only one of its kind within 60 miles. Mercy’s oncologists offer advanced treatment for the most challenging diseases while keeping patients close to home, but they can’t do it alone. Mercy Health Foundation is committed to supporting technology-driven programs and projects, education for co-workers in advanced and specialized fields, state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and cutting-edge treatment options.
Women and Children’s Health
Catherine McAuley, Mercy’s Founder, had a particular concern for the poor. Even more specifically, she worked to assist women and children in need. Mercy Health Foundation Ada continues Catherine’s legacy by providing for program and equipment needs for the hospital’s labor and delivery unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and breast health services, as well as funding a youth diabetes initiative.
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.
Black & White Ball 2020
Because the health of our friends and neighbors is our highest priority, the Mercy Ball has been postponed and will now be held on Friday, July 31. We are grateful for your understanding and support.
Annual Report | FY 2019
Thank you for your generous support and partnership as we continue to carry out Mercy’s mission in the communities we serve.