Fort Smith

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And improve more lives.

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Learn More About Mercy Health Foundation Fort Smith​

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.

Due to scheduling conflicts, the 2024 Mercy CrossFit Competition is cancelled. We look forward to you joining us at future Mercy Health Foundation events.

Mercy CrossFit Competition

Saturday, June 22, 2024 | 7600 Dallas St. | Fort Smith, AR 72903

Need To Know

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

Upcoming Events

Check out our many ways to collaborate with Mercy Health Foundation in 2024.

Turkey Run – November 28, 2024

Charity Ball – December 13, 2024

Check out our Combined Sponsorship Opportunities brochure below to see the many ways you can collaborate with Mercy Health Foundation in 2023.

2024 Combined Sponsorship Opportunities

We are always creating ways to help better the lives of people in the community. Check back soon for upcoming events.

Annual Reports

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

FY2023 Annual Report

Donor List

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.


Your corporate support will ensure the availability of health care services to those in our community who need them most. 

Fort Smith Staff and Board of Directors

Foundation Staff

Patrick Pendleton

Executive Director


Director of Operations

Kayla Anthony

Senior Foundation Coordinator

Jenny Hassen

Senior Annual Giving Officer

Clark Ellison

Vice President of Development
Mercy Health Foundation

Board of Directors

Scott Clark


Ken Warden


Travis Beshears


Drew Harmon


Ricky Beauchamp

Jen Anglin

Dean Cantu, PhD

LeAnn Hicklin Cox

Dwight Curry

Charlotte Davis

Steve Forsgren

Zach Ledford

Lisa Newton, MD

William Ricks

Brian Schneider

Eddie Sorg

Bennie westphal

Alan Wright

Stephanie Wright

Ex Officio Officers

Ryan Gehrig

Mercy Hospital Fort Smith

patrick pendleton

Executive Director
Mercy Health Foundation

Greta Wilcher

Vice President, Finance
Mercy Hospital Fort Smith

Clark Ellison

Vice President of Development
Mercy Health Foundation

Contact Mercy Health Foundation Fort Smith

Mercy Health Foundation Fort Smith
2901 S 74th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72903

Mercy Health Foundation
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