Our History

A tradition of charity. Still making an impact today.

As a Mercy Health donor, you're part of a legacy that started with the compassionate work of several congregations of Sisters in the mid 1800s. They were destined to be Catholic health care pioneers.

The Sisters came to America to identify the unique and pressing needs in each locale. And then they rallied community leaders and citizens to contribute their time, talent and treasure to help them meet those needs. The charitable giving sought by the Sisters funded the Catholic hospitals, clinics, home health, hospices and other services that ultimately evolved into the Mercy Health we know today.

Mercy Health Foundation Lorain follows in the footsteps of the Sisters by connecting generous donors with the causes and programs they're passionate to support, ensuring northeast Ohio's growing health care needs are met with compassion and excellence. Mercy Health depends on donations for ongoing support of our two hospitals in Lorain County, New Life Hospice, our Cancer Center, assistance for patients with a financial need, community outreach programs like Resource Mothers and Parish Nursing as well as services including behavioral health, Graduate Medical Education, women's health and so much more.

Support from our donors ensures care for those most at risk and provides top quality medical care close to home for everyone in Lorain County and surrounding communities. These are just a few examples of how donors like you save and improve lives.

Compassionate Health Care Close to Home. Because of You.

Not-for-profit, faith-based health care for you, your family, your community.

The Mercy Health Foundation Lorain is a 501(c)(3) public charity supporting Mercy Health's non-profit hospital, clinics, services and community outreach programs in Lorain and across northeast Ohio. Operating as a location of the Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation, our Tax ID Number is 20-1072726.