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 1956 and their mission continues today at Mercy Hospital Washington.
Catherine’s legacy lives on through the generous gifts of donors like you. Gifts to Mercy Health Foundation Ada support critical projects in this community. That’s right. Every dollar you give advances health care right here at home.
Like the Sisters of Mercy before us, we are blazing a new trail to find lifelong cures through modern thinking and innovation.
Mercy’s physicians are treating the most challenging cardiovascular disorders while keeping patients close to home, but they can’t do it alone. Mercy Health Foundation Washington is in an ongoing campaign to enhance the facilities and equipment used by cardiac patients. The $2.1 million campaign will help fund technology-driven programs and projects, and state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment.
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.
Mercy Gala 2020
Join us on Friday, October 9, 2020 at Country Club of St. Albans for this not-to-be-missed event that raises critically needed funds that help uninsured and underinsured families in our community.
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.