Fort Smith

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

Who We Are

Our Foundation

Mercy Health Foundation Fort Smith provides philanthropic support for Mercy Hospital Fort Smith –  an acute care hospital with over 300 licensed beds and delivers quality care close to home. The Foundation not only helps Mercy Hospital Fort Smith to provide exceptional health care to the residents in the River Valley, but also supports critical access hospitals in the communities of Booneville, Ozark, Paris and Waldron, Arkansas.

The health care needs of our community will always outpace our resources. Your support will help ensure Mercy Health Foundation Fort Smith continues to touch the lives of families, friends and neighbors in our community. The simplest health care initiatives begin by caring for our neighbors.  When you choose to invest in Mercy Health Foundation you make a lasting impact on the health of our community.

Our Focus

Mercy Health Foundation Fort Smith focuses on improving community health care, enhancing patient programs, funding life-saving equipment and supporting capital projects.

Mercy’s providers offer advanced treatment for the most challenging health concerns while keeping patients close to home, but they can’t do it alone.

Through the generosity of donors like you, the Foundation supports patients at every stage of life. From providing life-saving equipment for our tiniest patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to helping our low-income seniors maintain their independence through medical alert technology. Patients facing the end of life receive medical supplies, comfort items and spiritual guidance.

Learn More About Mercy Health Foundation Fort Smith. ​

Striving to continue the legacy of Catherine McAuley, Women with a Mission giving society combines resources, vision and passion for helping others to support and improve health care in our communities.

Need To Know

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Annual Reports

Thank you for your generous support and partnership as we continue to carry out Mercy’s mission in the communities we serve.

FY2020 Annual Report

FY2019 Annual Report

Fort Smith Staff and Board of Directors

Foundation Staff

Clark Ellison

Vice President of Development, South Central Communities and Ministries

Patrick Pendleton

Executive Director

Kayla Anthony

Senior Foundation Coordinator

Jenny Hassen

Senior Annual Giving Officer

Taylor Martinez

Senior Annual Giving Officer

Jarred Rego

Senior Development Officer

Board of Directors

Walter Echols


Scott Clark

Vice Chair

Sara Goodwin


Damon Wright


Travis Beshears

Charlotte Davis

Rachel Fiori

Judge Annie Hendricks

Melissa Hanesworth

Matt Holland

Zach Ledford

Mark Rumsey

Jeff Taake

Kelly Underwood

Ken Warden

Bennie Westphal

Ex Officio Officers

Ryan Gehrig

President, Mercy Hospital Fort Smith

Greta Wilcher

Vice President, Finance, Mercy Hospital Fort Smith

David Hunton, MD

President, Mercy Clinic Fort Smith

Clark Ellison

Vice President of Development, South Central Communities and Ministries

patrick pendelton

Executive Director,
Mercy Health Foundation

Contact Mercy Health Foundation Fort Smith

Mercy Health Foundation Fort Smith
2713 S. 74th Street, Suite 203
Fort Smith, AR 72903