Fort Scott

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

Who We Are

Through collaborative partnerships with Mercy physicians, leaders and co-workers, Mercy Health Foundation impacts the flourishing of our communities by inviting into our ministry those who have a passion to improve quality of life and make care accessible for all.

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.

Mercy’s roots in southeast Kansas extend back to 1886, when two Sisters opened a hospital at the request of the local priest. Today, Mercy Hospital Fort Scott is an acute care hospital with 46 licensed beds, equipped with the most advanced technology available.

Catherine’s legacy lives on through the generous gifts of donors like you. Gifts to Mercy Health Foundation Fort Scott support critical projects in this community. That’s right. Every dollar you give advances health care right here at home.

Patients in and around Fort Scott should be able to access health care services conveniently and confidently. Mercy Health Foundation Fort Scott focuses on improving community health care, enhancing patient programs, funding life-saving equipment and supporting capital projects, such as the Mercy Cancer Care Unit of Hope expansion.

Recent support of 3D mammography technology, an aquatic therapy treatment area and state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment demonstrate the Foundation’s commitment to bringing cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment options to southeast Kansas.

Your gifts help treat the most challenging diseases while keeping patients close to home.

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.

Hit the Bricks Wine Stroll & Art Walk

Join us on Friday, July 27, for an evening stroll in historic Fort Scott, Kansas, while sampling Kansas wines, beers and distilled spirits, and enjoying local art, music and food. Top the night off with a concert by well-known country-music artist, Blane Howard, at the Liberty Theatre. Proceeds will help fund the purchase of a new transport ambulance for Mercy Hospital Fort Scott. Purchase tickets online.

Quick News

Mercy Named Top Five Health Care System in the U.S. by Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems three years in a row. Read more.


Fort Scott Staff and Board of Directors

Meet the Mercy Health Foundation
Fort Scott Staff and Board of Directors

Staff and Board of Directors