Invest in the Best 

Ensure educational opportunities for today's and tomorrow's medical professionals

Well-trained medical professionals make a difference in the quality of health care you expect at Mercy Health

Educational opportunities for future physicians and students pursuing health care careers is an investment in Lorain's medical care

When you give to Mercy Health Foundation Lorain and direct your giving to health care education programs or scholarships, you are ensuring quality medical care that makes Lorain a better, healthier community. Health care is constantly changing and our team is dedicated to keeping pace, in part, by hiring the best and brightest to provide the life-saving care you and your loved ones depend on.  

Rising Star Medical Intern Program

Designed to increase diversity in the health care field, this paid internship for high school juniors and seniors gives students firsthand experience working in many clinical and administrative departments of the hospital over the summer.

The Rising Star program can only be offered at Mercy Health Lorain Hospital with financial support from the Foundation's donors. The opportunity to shadow doctors, surgeons, nurses, other medical professionals and administrative staff has inspired many of the program's interns to pursue health care careers. A number of physicians and nurses now working at Mercy Health Lorain Hospital participated in the Rising Stars program.

Invest in the Future of Medicine

Give minority students opportunities to pursue health care careers

Graduate Medical Education

Coming soon, with help from donors like you! A $1.75 million fundraising effort is under way to launch a new GME medical residency program at Mercy Health in Lorain. The GME residency provides additional training for physicians after medical school, allowing them to specialize and practice independently.

Donations for Graduate Medical Education are essential for facility renovations, furnishings and equipment to provide classroom, skills lab and administrative spaces for the program. Recruiting future doctors to Lorain for their residency helps prevent physician shortages in much-needed specialties and allows residents to learn from our skilled and experienced physicians and medical staff at Mercy Health.

Help Recruit the Best Doctors

Support residency programs that train future physicians

Scholarship Fund

Donations to Mercy Health Foundation Lorain's scholarship fund help students complete their education to pursue a career in health care. The students you help today may be the doctors, nurses, therapists that care for you and your family in the years to come.

The Foundation provides a number of scholarships for high-achieving students, minorities and dependents of Mercy Health employees, with a priority for students within health care fields. We rely on the continued support from our donors to offer scholarships that help build a skilled, compassionate health care workforce here in Lorain.

Give Back

Share your blessings by helping students complete their health care education

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Graduate Medical Education

A $1+ million fundraising effort will help launch a Graduate Medical Education program and facility. The residency program for new physicians who just completed medical school will help recruit more doctors in much-needed specialties to care for our Lorain community.

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Rising Stars helped Jordan become a physician

Foundation donors provide opportunities for underserved students like Jordan to explore career options in the medical field. Through the Rising Stars program, he figured out the path he wanted to take in his life.