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 Arkansas in 1851 and their mission continues today at Mercy Hospital Berryville. Mercy Health Foundation Berryville supports the hospital by enhancing patient programs, funding life-saving equipment and supporting capital projects.
Catherine’s legacy lives on through the generous gifts of donors like you. Gifts to Mercy Health Foundation Berryville support critical projects in this community. That’s right. Every dollar you give advances health care right here at home.
Patients in and around Berryville should be able to access health care services conveniently and confidently. With your help, Mercy Health Foundation Berryville supports telemedicine programs that use technology to break through geographic barriers, allowing patients in rural communities to have access to primary and specialty care. Recent funding of new surgical gurneys, an EKG machine for respiratory therapy, telemetry monitors for cardiac rehabilitation and a new stress test machine demonstrate the Foundation’s commitment to supporting cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment options.
Your gifts help treat the most challenging diseases while keeping patients close to home.
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.
17th Annual Black and White Charity Ball
Join us on February 8, 2020, at the Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs for the 17th-annual Black and White Charity Ball. All proceeds from the event will support Mercy Hospital Berryville. Learn more.
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.