Women's Health

Make an Impact

Ensure high-quality specialized care for women of all ages

Women have unique health care needs

Your giving supports a range of specialized health services for every stage of a woman's life

An illness or medical condition can affect women differently than men. And women have their own health needs that require special screenings or medical care, like mammograms and prenatal care. Support from our donors helps Mercy Health Foundation provide a comprehensive lineup of services for women in the Mahoning Valley.

Donations support medical equipment, breast cancer screenings and treatments, labor and delivery enhancements, 3D mammography mobile units, patient assistance for those with financial hardships and many other investments that ensure the best health care for all women right here in our community.

Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center

The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center (JACBCC) provides award-winning breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment by a team of specialists, all under one roof. For those battling cancer, having the JACBCC here in Youngstown removes the burden and expense of seeking treatment an hour or more away from home. 

Since before the Center opened, donor support has been vital in providing this needed service for our community. Donations to the Foundation for the Joanie Abdu Center are used to purchase the latest technology and equipment, maintain the facility and make needed updates, build a healing garden, launch the Joanie on the Go mobile mammography unit and expand the Center to additional sites in new locations.

With your help, the JACBCC can continue to deliver the most accurate prevention, early detection, diagnosis and support services available in an environment of compassionate and coordinated care.

Save a Life

Provide all the resources for breast cancer care in one convenient location, close to home.

Joanie's Promise

A gift to Joanie’s Promise ensures that anyone in our community in need of diagnostic breast care services has access to the best care available regardless of their ability to pay. This patient assistance fund helps JACBCC patients that qualify financially receive free screenings, diagnostic testing, free care, transportation to appointments and other hardships faced by those in need.

Help Those in Need

Ensure breast cancer services are available for all

Mobile Mammography Unit

Known as “Joanie on the Go!,” the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center Mobile Mammography Unit travels across northeast Ohio making 25-30 stops every month, visiting physician practices, schools, churches, businesses and more.

Donations ensure the mobile unit is well-maintained and updated with the same state-of-the-art mammogram technology that can be found in the JACBCC. Your support means women have a convenient option to get their annual screening and improve their odds of detecting any signs of breast cancer in an early and treatable stage.

Make an Impact

Help our Mobile Mammography Unit stay stocked and ready

Programs for Women, Newborns & Infants

Helping women and families have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies is important for the future of our community. The Mahoning Valley has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country, so the need is great and urgent. With donations from caring people like you, Mercy Health can provide programs to reduce low birth weights and infant mortality by providing education, support and household assistance for mothers and fathers.

Programs like Resource Mothers, Fatherhood Support Program, Centering Pregnancy and a doula program are already making a positive impact and saving the lives of pregnant women, unborn babies and infants. These donor-supported services provide resources that help people have a healthy pregnancy, healthy parenting, ensure babies get wellness visits as well as nutritious food and safe housing for their families.

Support Healthy Families

Your gift helps more babies celebrate their first birthday

Centering Pregnancy

This unique program made possible by donations to Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley provides participants with health care in a group setting, which leads to better learning and more positive health outcomes. Pregnant women are supported and prepared for childbirth and caring for their baby throughout the first year of motherhood. The primary goal of Centering Pregnancy is to reduce infant mortality by helping women deliver full-term healthy babies.

Your donation for Centering Pregnancy provides moms-to-be with resources such as:

  • Transportation for prenatal and postnatal care
  • Essentials like diapers, car seats and cribs
  • Doula services
  • Mom support groups
  • Breastfeeding support

Promote Healthy Pregnancy

Help women get the care they need to deliver and care for healthy babies

Birthing Centers

Give back to the doctors and nurses who helped your child or grandchild enter the world with a gift for one of our birthing centers. Donations help make updates to the comfortable, home-like delivery units, upgrade medical equipment and technology and provide childbirth education to help families have the best experience when welcoming a new baby.

Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital Birthing Center

Boardman, OH

Mercy Health - St. Joseph Warren Hospital Birthing Center

Warren, OH