Accomplishments & Goals
Since 2001, the Mercy Foundation has received nearly 16,000 gifts and raised more than $5.2 million to support community health care at Mercy Regional Health Center, including:
- $3.5 million for the capital campaign. This money has helped fund the expansion and modernization of Mercy Regional Health Center, including facilities and equipment.
- More than $800,000 for the cardiac initiative. This money has helped fund a state-of-the-art catheterization lab, purchase a 64-slice CT scanner, recruit two interventional cardiologists, and establish The Heart Institute at Mercy Regional.
- $80,000 for the Mary H. Lindquist Memorial Scholarship Endowment. Made possible by a Mercy Auxiliary gift in memory of Mary H. Lindquist — an auxiliary member who worked for Manhattan hospitals for 33 years — this endowment will provide scholarships and training to healthcare students and employees.
- More than $30,000 for other scholarships. These funds are vital to the recruitment and retention of the expert staff needed for top-quality care.
Your generosity has been critical in providing the community with a state-of-the-art, expanded regional health care center; the Mercy West and Mercy East rehabilitation centers; cardiology, oncology and gastroenterology specialties; heart catheterization, pacemaker implant and chemotherapy services; and new physicians in various medical and surgical specialties. Thank you for your remarkable support!
We are thrilled with the progress that has been made through the generosity and teamwork of Manhattan-area residents. But there is still a lot left to accomplish.
Ongoing improvement of facilities and technologies. As our community grows, so does our need for new and updated facilities and equipment. We must continue to invest in our health center so that we can stay on the forefront of medical technologies and services.
Staff training, education and recruitment. Looking toward the future, we are placing a special emphasis on education and the benefits it can afford our community. Our educational goals include:
- The Molly M. Rickel Research Library and Training Center, which will be reintroduced and expanded, and will offer online resources, a section just for children, and continuing education resources for staff.
- The Physician’s Auditorium training facility for continuing medical staff education. This facility will empower our staff and serve as a great investment for our community.
- The Mary H. Lindquist Memorial Scholarship Endowment, an ongoing effort that helps recruit new staff and provide continuing education for current staff. The Mercy Foundation, Mercy Regional Human Resources and the Mercy Auxiliary will work together to identify educational needs and select qualified candidates, while community contributions will make continued scholarships possible.
Cardiac initiative. While we have been successful in establishing and enhancing local cardiac services, we must continue our fundraising efforts to bring additional cardiologists and the latest technology to Manhattan. We want to ensure we can offer regional residents the most advanced heart services...close to their homes and loved ones.
To help us reach these goals, read more about ways you can contribute.