Current Initiatives

As we look forward to 2018, we are excited and energized to complete these initiatives to benefit our community. These represent many of the most urgent needs across our Sisters of Mercy ministries, including our Dignity Health hospitals and clinics.

Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Program, part of the Dignity Health Heart and Vascular Institute of Greater Sacramento. This pioneering program treats patients with arrhythmia, all of whom are at increased risk of stroke, cardiac arrest and blot clots. As 1 in 18 people suffer from this heart condition, the world-renowned specialists at the Institute are preparing to meet the enormous need for treatment in our community by upgrading their facility with the latest proven technology.

Breast Center of Excellence, where women and men with breast disease will find help and hope at every stage of their journey to wellness. Each patient will be assigned a navigator who will ensure they get timely appointments with specialists and access to treatment services and resources. Support for this initiative will help establish this survivorship center, put an expert team in place, and provide additional services to patients such as genetic counseling, nutrition services, yoga, meditation and art classes, and an educational speaker series.

Cristo Rey High School Sports Complex, which will give students, all of whom are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, a state-of-the-art field for their athletics program. The complex will provide a crucial missing piece to the school’s new campus, offering students the same opportunities to participate in sports as those at other high schools in the area.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Mercy San Juan Medical Center, where the most fragile babies receive the highest level of care. As community demand for NICU services rises, it is imperative that our skilled staff take advantage of advances in technology to save more babies than ever before. In response, Mercy San Juan Medical Center will build an expanded NICU facility with the capacity to serve nearly twice as many tiny patients with the best equipment available.

Mustard Seed School, where children experiencing homelessness can learn, play and escape the stresses of their families’ every day struggles to survive. This year, we hope to fund the construction of a new playground to improve their emotional and physical well-being with new creative learning play equipment, gardens, green grass and outdoor classrooms.

The Fight against Human Trafficking, modern-day slavery, is spreading across the United States, but especially in the Sacramento area, which has become a hotspot for the trafficking of women and children. Your support builds on our community-wide effort to break the cycle of trafficking with a comprehensive medical home and a mobile trauma therapy team specifically geared to help victims regain their freedom and their health.



While these areas of support are Mercy Foundation’s current priorities, we welcome donations to all Sacramento area ministries supported by the Sisters of Mercy, including Dignity Health hospitals:  Mercy General Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Mercy San Juan Medical Center and Methodist Hospital of Sacramento. Please contact us at (916) 851-2700 to learn how we can help meet your philanthropic needs.