Our History

A tradition of charity. Still making an impact today.

As a Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley donor, you're part of Mercy Health's 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, like those in The Sisters of the Humility of Mary congregation, 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.

Since the Sisters of the Humility of Mary opened the doors to St. Elizabeth Hospital Youngstown in 1911, Mercy Health has become a leading provider of health care services for the Mahoning Valley including Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in northeast Ohio. With three hospitals in Youngstown, Boardman and Warren, local residents benefit from the full complement of medical specialties and outreach programs including Level I trauma center, primary stroke center, cancer care, emergency departments, labor and delivery, hospice and a number of surgical specialties to name a few.

The Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley follows 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 the Mahoning Valley to benefit the Mercy Health hospital or service you choose to support, making a difference for friends and neighbors across the area.

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