Together we can touch more lives. Save more lives.
And improve more lives.

Who We Are

Our Foundation

Mercy Health Foundation Ada provides charitable support to Mercy Hospital Ada supporting the hospital’s commitment of providing exceptional health care to the residents of Ada, Oklahoma and the counties of Coal, Garvin, Johnston, Hughes, McClain, Murray, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie and Seminole. Mercy Health Foundation also supports a critical access hospital in Tishomingo, OK.

Mercy Health Foundation Ada is a nonprofit organization. We are dependent on the donations and support of generous foundations, corporations and caring individuals like you. Your gifts to Mercy Health Foundation Ada help enhance patient programs, fund life-saving equipment and capital projects and provide charity care programs and services for those who need it most. 

When you donate to Mercy Health Foundation Ada, you help fund critical projects in our community. That’s right. Every dollar you give advances health care right here at home.

Our Focus

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.

Innovative Care
Like the Sisters of Mercy before us, we are blazing a new trail to find lifelong cures through modern thinking and innovation.

Mercy Cancer Center – Ada 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. Donations to Mercy Health Foundation Ada help provide technology-driven programs and projects, education for co-workers in advanced and specialized fields, advanced diagnostic equipment and cutting-edge treatment options.

Women’s and Children’s Services
Catherine McAuley, Mercy’s founder, had a particular concern for the poor. More specifically, she worked to assist women and children in need. Mercy Health Foundation Ada continues Catherine’s legacy by providing program and equipment needs for the hospital’s labor and delivery unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, breast health services, as well as funding a youth diabetes initiative.

Need To Know

Mercy Hospital Tishomingo

Mercy Health Foundation Ada provides support to Mercy Hospital Tishomingo, a 25-bed critical access facility serving Tishomingo and Johnston County in southern Oklahoma

Click here to donate to Mercy Hospital Tishomingo.

Grateful Families

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 2021

Because the health of our friends and neighbors is of highest priority, our Black &White Ball has been postponed until early spring 2021. 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.

View the Mercy Health Foundation Ada Annual Report

Ada Staff and Board of Directors

Foundation Staff

Todd Essary

Executive Director Ada/Tishomingo

Board of Directors

Allyson McElroy


Tara Mullins


Billy Norton

Investment Chair

Taylor Howard

Finance Chair

Brandy Kaeshoefer

Mercy Ball Chair

Kassie Cothran

Board Member

Scott Emerson

Board Member

DeLisa Floyd

Board Member

Robyn Freeland

Board Member

Laura Ingram

Board Member

LaVonda Jones

Board Member

Jessica Kilby

Board Member

Karla Mackey

Board Member

Keri Norris

Board Member

Bryan Roehl

Board Member

Jeff Williams

Board Member

Letha Wood

Board Member

Ex Officio Officers

Terrence Farrell

President, Mercy Hospital Ada

Mary Garber

Vice President, Finance, Mercy Hospital Ada

Chad King

Past Chair

Contact Mercy Health Foundation Ada

Mercy Health Foundation Ada
430 N. Monte Vista St.
Ada, OK 74820