We, Mercy Community Health and Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.
Believing in the intrinsic dignity of all persons, we uphold the universal right to holistic care, promote the common good, respond to the needs of the human body and spirit, and inspire hope and confidence on life’s journey.
These values bear the imprimatur of the Sisters of Mercy, a religious order founded in 1831 by Catherine McAuley to teach and care for the sick, poor, and needy in Ireland. Her devotion to her mission quickly spread to England and eventually found its way to the United States. Today, the Sisters sponsor more than 100 health care facilities, colleges, and numerous secondary and elementary schools in the U.S., continuing their commitment to comfort the sick and the poor, work for justice, and respond to the needs of local communities.
“Mercy” means a decided difference in the quality of care. It means an environment where meeting an individual’s spiritual needs is as important as meeting his or her physical ones. It means each person is treated with respect and those who are sick are cared for regardless of their financial resources.
We are proud to call the Sisters of Mercy our foundresses.