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Mercy Health System Corporation

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Causes: General Hospitals, Health

Mission: The mission of mercy health system is to provide exceptional health care services resulting in healing in the broadest sense.

Programs: Hospital discharges 8,416, nursing home admissions 319, births 1,006, outpatient visits 1,181,947mercy health system continues its tradition of giving back to each of the communities we serve in a wide variety of fashions. One of the larger areas of contribution is in the area of public health services. This includes extensive donations of time and supplies to healthnet of rock county, a large free primary care clinic serving the region. More than eighty percent of the physician services provided at the clinic are supplied through mercy health system. We have a similar commitment to open arms free clinic that services low income residents in walworth county. Additionally, we provide health screening and related services at numerous events in rock and walworth counties in wisconsin and mchenry county in illinois. In fact, in 2014, more than 138,000 participants from these counties received services during our wellness clinics. In that same period of time, mercy also provided more than $416,000 in financial and in kind contributions to other private not for profit health related agencies and organization in our service area. Beneficiaries included but are not limited to the american heart association, american cancer society, united way organizations in rock, walworth, and mchenry counties, ywca care house, ymca, american lung association, walworth county alliance for children, turning point women's center in mchenry, open arms free clinic, and the red cross, to name just a few recipients. Mercy also encourages its partners (employees) to donate their time and energy to support a whole host of community based causes. Thousands of hours each year are donated to not for profit and public agencies throughout our service area. Examples of volunteer activities being supported include nursing services at community and free clinics throughout the region, meals on wheels delivery activities, active involvement as governing board members for such organizations as united way, crime stoppers, rotary botanical gardens, healthnet, and many other organizations. Another example of mercy's commitment to community is its support of the operations through offering safe residence to homeless women and their children at the house of mercy homeless center. Since its opening in 1996, the center has served more than 5500 persons, most of whom are under the age of 18 at the center. The center offers a safe harbor for these individuals as well as case management, assistance with job searches, finding permanent housing and education.

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