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.

Today, Mercy Health's Springfield Regional Medical Center and Mercy Health's Urbana Hospital are the only full-service hospitals in Clark and Champaign counties. Mercy Health also provides a variety of clinics and health care services across the region.

Since being established in the 1950s, the Mercy Health Foundation Clark & Champaign Counties has followed in the footsteps of the Sisters by connecting generous donors with the causes and programs they're passionate to support. Continually improving healthcare for the community and meeting the evolving needs of patients remain at the heart of the Foundation's work.

As a not-for-profit and faith-based health system, Mercy Health relies on charitable giving from caring people like you to expand services and specialties, offer new medical advancements and provide the highest quality healthcare. When you support these ongoing needs, you help people through difficult times of illness or injury and make our community a better, healthier place to call home. As a donor, you can be confident that every dollar you give stays in Clark and Champaign counties to make a difference for our friends and neighbors.

Compassionate Health Care Close to Home. Because of You.

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

Mercy Health Foundation Clark & Champaign Counties is a 501(c)(3) public charity supporting Mercy Health's non-profit hospitals, clinics, services and community outreach programs in the broader Springfield, OH area. Operating as a location of the Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation, our Tax ID Number is 20-1072726.