John Montville’s Story

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John likes being a recurring donor because it’s an easy way to help patients in need John Montville is the executive director of oncology services at Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital. He has spent 30 years working in health care and contributing to foundations. But when it comes to being a recurring associate donor for…

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Meet Connie Schneider

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Donor support for hospice care brought Connie some comfort during her husband’s final days Connie and Wayne Schneider fought Wayne’s cancer together three times. When it returned a fourth time, it became clear that they would not win the fight. Connie set aside her life to be a full-time caregiver for her husband in his…

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John Howard’s Story

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Donors gave John the compression gear he needed to manage his lymphedema For the past two decades, John Howard has suffered from lymphedema. Lymphedema is an incurable condition where fluid builds up in soft body tissues, causing pain and swelling. John knew that using compression gear would help alleviate the symptoms, but the outdated gear…

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Meet Kurt & Staci

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Kurt and Staci give to strengthen Mercy Health’s impact on their community in Paducah As lifelong residents of Paducah, Staci and Kurt Averill are inspired to give because of how important Mercy Health Lourdes Hospital is to the community, and to their own family. “It touches every part of our lives,” Kurt says. “And giving…

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Robert Doering’s Story

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Robert is grateful for associate donors who support the Caring for Our Own Fund The world turned upside down after a massive tornado tore through Kentucky. Nearly 400 Mercy Health associates were living in or near the severe weather area. Some lost homes. Others lost family. But thanks to the generosity of fellow associates, none…

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The Annual Fund

Giving Opportunity Annual Fund Drive Make an Impact Ensure the best health care is available for everyone in Paducah Donate Because you could need help at any time… Your donation keeps health care in our community strong—for everyone Gifts to Mercy Health Foundation Lourdes are an important part of making our community a better, healthier…

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Caroline Korte’s Story

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The Kortes give to the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center because hospice was important for their family Caroline Korte lost her mother, her father and her sister to cancer. Because of distance, Caroline struggled to be with them during their end-of-life care. Fortunately, a local hospice team was. “The love, compassion and support…

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Whitney Denson’s Story

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Whitney could not hold her newborn, but he was safe and warm because of you Having a baby is one of life’s most special times, but for Whitney Denson and her family, having a baby during a pandemic posed complications. Because Whitney had tested positive for COVID the day before her C-Section, her husband wasn’t…

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News

News news | Mercy Health — Paducah, KY New mobile Care-A-Van program for Paducah Thanks to donors, a new Care-A-Van will hit the road in western Kentucky. Staff can provide a variety of screenings and school physicals right in your neighborhood.

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