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 Missouri in 1851 and their mission continues today at Mercy Hospital Lebanon. Mercy’s Lebanon campus includes a 58-bed facility, 24-hour emergency room care and a full range of diagnostic, preventative and restorative health care services.
Catherine’s legacy lives on through the generous gifts of donors like you. Gifts to Mercy Health Foundation Lebanon support critical projects in this community. That’s right. Every dollar you give advances health care right here at home.
Mercy Health Foundation Lebanon supports the hospital by enhancing patient programs, funding life-saving equipment and supporting capital projects.
Curry Cancer Center
Hundreds of cancers are diagnosed in our community annually. Mercy’s oncologists offer advanced treatment for the most challenging diseases while keeping patients close to home, but they can’t do it alone. Funds raised by Mercy Health Foundation Lebanon will benefit technology-driven programs and projects, as well as education for co-workers in advanced and specialized fields.
An ongoing campaign for enhanced digital mammography equipment shows the Foundation’s commitment to supporting cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment options.
Catherine McAuley, Mercy’s Founder, had a particular concern for the poor. Even more specifically, she worked to assist children in need.
Donors like you continue Catherine’s legacy by supporting Mercy Health Foundation Lebanon’s Mercy Kids campaign to improve the quality of care for Mercy’s littlest and most vulnerable patients. Updates to Mercy Kids will include renovating labor and delivery suites, improving the pre-operative children’s bay and recovery bay, as well as enhancing waiting areas with play spaces and family-friendly furnishings to bring comfort to pediatric patients and their families.
Like the Sisters of Mercy before us, we are blazing a new trail to find lifelong cures through modern thinking and innovation.
The Foundation is working to fund a femtosecond laser for cataract surgery patients. This new technology would bring a customized approach to treatment and improve healing times. With your help, Mercy Health Foundation Lebanon can continue to enhance patient care for your friends and neighbors and help ensure all patients receive the highest level of care possible.
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.
2020 Harvest Bash benefiting Mercy Kids
Save the date for Mercy Health Foundation Lebanon’s 2020 Harvest Bash on Saturday, October 24!
To learn more visit the event page.
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.